Two Men Now HIV Free After Treatment With Adult Stem Cells

Scientists say two men are reportedly HIV free thanks to treatment with adult stem cells. Dr. Daniel Kuritzkes of Brigham and Women’s Hospital spoke at a an AIDS research conference during which he and his team announced details about two cancer patients whose treatment appears to have eradicated their HIV infections. From an NBC report: Two…

Geron Is Shutting Down Its Stem Cell Clinical Trial

The company conducting the world’s first clinical trial of a therapy using human embryonic stem cells said on Monday that it was halting that trial and leaving the stem cell business entirely. The company, Geron, said that its move did not reflect a lack of promise for the controversial field. Rather, it said, with money scarce, it…