Bubble Boy

Also found in: Wikipedia.
A child (1971–1984) with severe combined immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency who had been kept alive in a gnotobiotic environment at the University of Texas since birth, at a total cost of $1.3 million
References in periodicals archive ?
You two should sit together" Lydia responded, offering her chair to Bubble Boy, who squeezed Into the chair with a loud crinkly "plop.
Old Fold's littermates Bubble Boy and Systems Sound were minor NGRC open winners over six and four bends respectively, and other siblings were graders.
People may misunderstand the severity of food allergy, and they may think, 'Oh, poor you,' that this is the one-in-a-million bubble boy.
There was another turn-up as Brendan Powell's 40-1 chance Bubble Boy stuck a nose in front of Runshan in an epic battle for the Pam's 21st Birthday Handicap Chase.
The findings also may have implications for treating illnesses associated with loss of infection-fighting cells, such as HIV and severe combined immunodeficiency disease, better known as bubble boy disease.
Wednesday at the Umpqua Bank branch at 497 Oakway Road; simple cheek swab could help save the life of Harlow Grace Natalie Powers, who was born June 21 and recently diagnosed with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Syndrome, also known as bubble boy disease; a bone marrow transplant is the best treatment option; participants will be contacted only if they are a match for Harlow or similar child; registry is seeking people between the ages of 18 and 44 who are in good health and willing to donate to anyone in need.
It often conjures up thoughts of a bubble boy, from the famous 1976 TV movie based on the life of a Texas boy named David Vetter.
All he does is jump and plod, but he and Bubble Boy could dominate.
During ``Growing Up'' (also from the new CD and which serves as the official name of the tour) Gabriel crawled inside, becoming a bubble boy, bouncing and rolling the thing around the stage.
MY WEEKPunting high Bubble Boy, now a highly respectable seven from 31 over fences, being allowed to go off at 40-1 at Leicester Punting low Continuing to be speculative led to a catastrophic Sunday The countdown begins Considering there should be plenty more to come from Weird Al after just four starts, he looks a cracking each-way bet at 16-1 for the RSA Chase.
Bubble boy George Young is home in his mum's arms after defying the odds.
A novel form of immunosuppressant-patterned after an aspect of what is commonly called Bubble Boy Disease--is showing promise in preventing rejection of transplanted organs in animals without compromising the health of recipients.