For only the second time since HIV/AIDS was first discovered, a patient has gone into what scientists are calling long-term remission after a stem cell transfusion in London, England, to treat cancer. This remission — which some are reporting as a cure — comes 12 years after another patient went into long-term remission in Berlin, Germany, due to a similar procedure.

“This will inspire people that cure is not a dream,” Dr. Annemarie Wensing, a virologist at the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, told The New York Times. Wensing is also the co-leader of IciStem, described by the Times as a European group

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