Helping transplanted stem cells stick around and do their jobs

Bone marrow transplants of hematopoietic stem cells have become standard treatment for a host of conditions including cancers of the blood and lymphatic systems, sickle cell anemia, inherited metabolic disorders, and radiation damage. Unfortunately, many bone marrow transplants fail due to rejection by the patient’s immune system or graft-versus-host disease (in which the transplanted marrow…

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Lauren Valacer, Steven Winn

Lauren Therese Valacer and Steven Charles Winn were married July 13 at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City. Peter C. Hill, a friend of the groom, officiated, having become a Universal Life minister for the occasion. Ms. Valacer, 35, is a stay-at-home parent. She graduated from N.Y.U. She is the daughter of Therese Affuso…

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