Jude Children's Research Hospital have announced that MB-107, a lentiviral gene therapy for the treatment of X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency, also known as bubble boy
disease, has been granted the Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy designation by the U.S.
Luckily, eight infants with this bubble boy
disease appear to have been cured thanks to an experimental gene therapy.
BABIES with "bubble boy
" syndrome can now be cured, say US scientists.
The nickname "bubble boy
disease" comes from a famous case in the 1970s -- a Texas boy who lived for 12 years in a protective plastic bubble to isolate him from germs.
returns to the Newcastle hospital that gave him life-saving transplant
Troyer also starred in Mighty Joe Young, My Giant, Jingle All the Way, Men in Black, Bubble Boy
and as the goblin Griphook in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
This youngster had fun with the science of soapy bubbles
I never realised that the real Bubble Boy
was an American lad called David Vetter, who spent his life in sterile chambers because exposure to the world would kill him.
The FDA approved Kohn's treatment in 1993 (one year after the famous bubble boy
episode of Seinfeld aired), giving clearance to test the treatment in clinical trials.
Troyer has worked in various movies like Austin Powers, Bubble Boy
, Wishmaster and many others.
is a hard act to follow, but Foster has pulled it off with All The Things That Could Go Wrong.
Jude Children's Research Hospital's gene therapy improves immunity in babies with 'bubble boy
' disease, an inherited immune disorder