Yvonne Bryson, M.D., an infectious disease researcher at UCLA, presented the case of an American woman who was cured of HIV after receiving a new transplant procedure that leverages donated umbilical cord blood.

A U.S. patient with leukemia has become the first woman and the third person to date to be cured of HIV after receiving a stem cell transplant from a donor who was naturally resistant to the virus that causes AIDS, researchers reported on February 15.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Rezurock (belumosudil) as a new treatment option for anyone over 12 years of age with chronic graft-versus-host disease after two prior lines of therapy have failed. 

Timothy Ray Brown, the first person known to be cured of HIV when he had a unique type of bone marrow transplant, died in California after relapsing with cancer.

Menlo Park, California-based Orca Bio closed on a Series D financing worth $192 million, bringing the total raised since 2016 to $300 million.