PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Virus Designed To Cure Leukemia

Researchers have successfully treated three leukemia patients using a new type of therapy. A year after the treatment, two of the patients remain cancer free.

The treatment involves extracting a patient’s blood, injecting a virus into his or her T cells, and then injecting the blood back into the patient, where the virus attacks the cancer cells. This therapy is not without side effects, but researchers say they’re getting closer to the “holy grail” of cancer treatment.

Guest:

  • Dr. Bruce Levine, researcher at University of Pennsylvania

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

September 2 9 Comments

Why Head Lice Are Becoming More Drug-Resistant

Some of these small parasites have been mutating and are now resistant to many over-the-counter medications.

September 1 12 Comments

Favorite Son Hopes To Revive Michigan Football

The story of what's happened at Michigan over the last decade plays out in a new book by John Bacon.

September 1 3 Comments

Living With ALS In The Ice Bucket Age

Corey Reich was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2007 when he was 21. Now 29, he continues to do well.

August 31 Comment

Adapting ‘The Boys In The Boat’ For Young Adult Readers

Daniel James Brown decided to adapt his book after an increasing number of young people told him they loved the story.