Tag: "anemia" at biology news
Delay in cutting the cord helps premature babies
...ping rather than doing it immediately also reduces anemia
and increases blood pressure and blood volume, helping preterm infants off to a healthier start in life, says lead study author Heike Rabe, M.D., Ph.D. of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals in Brighton, England. "If the cord is left unclamped f...
NIH funds rare childhood disease to provide insights into the origins of adult cancer
... into a rare blood disease called Diamond Blackfan anemia
(DBA), which researchers have found to be associat...or cancer later in life. "While Diamond Blackfan anemia
is rare, it carries an increased risk for some cancers, giving us a new approach for examining the o...
UCLA and Univ. of Utah researchers identify how a hormone regulates iron
...udy may help develop future treatments for chronic anemia
and for diseases of iron overload, such as hemochr...e amount of sugar in the body. For patients with anemia
associated with too much hepcidin, Ganz adds that development of drugs to block hepcidin from bindin...
FDA approves ABRAXANE(TM) for metastatic breast cancer
...ly important adverse events (all grades) included, anemia
(33% with ABRAXANE and 25% with Taxol), infections (24% with ABRAXANE and 20% with Taxol), hypersensitivity reactions (4% with ABRAXANE and 12% with Taxol), edema (10% with ABRAXANE and 8% with Taxol), nausea (30% with ABRAXANE and 21% with Taxol), v...
Interaction between stem cells and their niches key to differentiation
...on is implicated in such disorders as infertility, anemia
and immune system deficiencies. It is important to understanding how stem cells receive their cues to differentiate, the researchers continued, because any potential future clinical application of stem cells cannot focus on them alone, but must also ...
Biochemists report discovery of structure of major piece of telomerase; implications for cancer
...re associated with the inherited diseases aplastic anemia
and dyskeratosis congenita, which frequently are m...or the function of the enzyme, and causes aplastic anemia
in patients who have this mutation. "There are five known disease mutations in this part of the RNA ...
Desert plant may help treat insidious tropical diseases
...ople with the visceral form of the disease develop anemia
and also lose a significant amount of weight. Visceral leishmaniasis is fatal in 90 percent of all cases left untreated. About 2 million new cases of leishmaniasis are reported each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Of those, at...
Final results demonstrate Aranesp dosed every two weeks is comparable to Epoetin alfa dosed weekly
...ia at Los Angeles. "Less frequent dosing provides anemia
management with less frequent injections, and for ... total of 1,220 patients with chemotherapy-induced anemia
were randomized to receive either Aranesp 200 mcg every two weeks (n=613) or Epoetin alfa 40,000 U o...
Aranesp dosed every three weeks achieved and maintained target hemoglobin levels
...00 mcg may allow physicians to effectively combine anemia
treatment on the same schedule as chemotherapy," s... Aranesp for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced anemia
in patients with non-myeloid malignancies. Final results from a Phase 3 head-to-head study of Aranes...
Biological warfare, mad cow disease on UH student's hit list
...urs with diseases such as Parkinson's, sickle cell anemia
and Alzheimer's. While his methods may prove useful in the early detection of these diseases, Shah said he is not searching for any cures. He said that what basically happens is the protein is normal inside the body, but then suddenly something hap...
Invasive parasite destroying fish species
...rnal organs of fish, causing organ failure, severe anemia
and death in susceptible species. The mortality rate of infected fish is very high, and they can get easily infected by direct transmission of the parasite during a free-swimming stage in its life cycle. "As high as the direct mortality is from this ...
Interim data suggest major response with Aranesp(R) in anemic patients with MDS
...p(R) (darbepoetin alfa) every three weeks to treat anemia
in patients with a bone marrow disorder known as m...ity of MDS patients develop clinically significant anemia
during the course of their disease, which often leads to fatigue and increased red blood cell transf...
Researchers discover new route to hemoglobin synthesis
Researchers studying zebrafish that die from anemia
have discovered a new pathway for the synthesis of...ects in this pathway may be an overlooked cause of anemia
in humans. A research team led by Leonard I. Zon, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at ...
Pall systems play key role in landmark NIH study on cord blood
... patients with leukemia, lymphoma, severe aplastic anemia
and other lethal diseases of the blood or immune system and certain inherited metabolic diseases. Blood saved from newborns' umbilical cords could help treat about 11,700 Americans annually. "Congratulations to the COBLT researchers on this landmark...
Gene discovery sheds light on causes of rare disease, cancer
...ene is responsible for one of the forms of Fanconi anemia
(FA), a rare genetic disorder that primarily affects children. Like many rare, inherited diseases, understanding this gene's role in the development of FA provides insights into other medical problems -- in this case, age-related conditions including...
New gene associated with Fanconi anemia 'explains' hallmark chromosomal instability
...o the first proof of how the rare disorder Fanconi anemia
causes chromosomal instability. A team of internat... have known for decades that patients with Fanconi anemia
have chromosomes that break easily, but none of the many genes previously found to be associated wit...
Researchers show key protein necessary for normal development of red blood cells
...a role in genetic blood disorders like sickle cell anemia
and beta-thalassemia, have shown in studies with m...uture gene therapies for patients with sickle cell anemia
and beta-thalassemia. In the October issue of Blood, the journal of the American Association for Hem...
New stem cell transplantation technique may match donor for every patient
...and Far Exceed the West The incidence of aplastic anemia
in Thailand is two to three times higher than in t...pports the long-held belief that rates of aplastic anemia
are far greater in Asia than in Western countries. An incidence and case-controlled study, partly su...
Scientists evaluate impact of preemptive malaria treatment for infants
...entive treatment reduced malaria by 25 percent and anemia
by 20 percent. After the end of the intervention t...nificant increase in clinical symptoms of malaria, anemia
or hospital admissions. While the trial showed that IPTi can protect children from malaria, the 25 p...
Unexpected link between gene in liver and iron overload
...whereas excess hepcidin results in iron-deficiency anemia
in mice, the researchers said. Furthermore, they added, people with two mutant copies of the gene suffer from severe juvenile hemochromatosis. The findings, therefore, have potential significance for the treatment of iron overload, Deng said. "Severa...
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