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McMaster researchers develop test for rare bleeding disorder

...Diego. The society's annual meeting is the premier hematology meeting in the world and attended by more than 20,000 scientists. Jeimy's study centred on the molecular interactions between the platelet protein multimerin 1 and the blood clot accelerator factor V. She found that factor V and multimerin 1 bind in ...

Physicians may need to dig deeper when treating HIV-related lymphomas

....D., Distinguished Professor of Medicine, chief of hematology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and medical director of the USC/Norris Cancer Hospital. The USC hematologists reviewed records of more than 350 patients with the AIDS-related lymphomas treated at USC/Norris between 1982 and early 2004; 135 pati...

Study shows haploidentical natural killer cells may provide hope for some patients with AML

...iety of Hematology (ASH) on Dec. 5 in San Diego. A hematology physician-researcher, Miller is a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School and leader of The Cancer Center's Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. According to Miller, the goal of the study was to try to stimul...

Low platelet counts linked to decreased survival in HIV-infected women

....D., Distinguished Professor of Medicine, chief of hematology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and medical director of the USC/Norris Cancer Hospital. Physicians have long relied on counts of CD4+ lymphocyte as a key measure of immunosuppression in HIV-infected patients. Fortunately, many women saw their p...

$5 million NIH contract to fund development of pediatric heart assist device

...mid Al-Mondhiry, M.D., who will be responsible for hematology studies; Akif Undar, Ph.D., who will assist in system design and evaluation; and James Griffith, D.V.M., veterinary pathologist. Steve Deutsch, Ph.D., senior scientist at Penn State's Applied Research Laboratory, who will lead the fluid mechanic stu...

Researcher at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center wins lifetime achievement award

...reer, he has received numerous cancer research and hematology awards, including the Milken Foundation Award in Basic Cancer Research, the Rosenthal Award from the American Association for Cancer Research and the Dameshek Prize from the American Society of Hematology. He is a member of the National Academy of Sc...

Media focus on endostatin helped -- not hurt --

...s lead author, Rebecca Pentz, Ph.D, a professor of hematology and oncology in research ethics at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute. "They were hopeful, as all patients wishing to enter a Phase I trial tend to be, yet well informed and realistic -- the kind of patients that researchers want," says Pe...

Platelet molecule regulates blood coagulation, study finds

...and pathology at the medical school and a renowned hematology expert, hailed the new results as "a major accomplishment in our understanding of blood coagulation which is essential to our understanding of blood clotting disorders that cause heart attacks and strokes, the major causes of mortality in the United ...

Cancer drug proves effective in treating sickle cell disease

...re compelling," said Joseph DeSimone, professor of hematology and oncology and a member of the UIC Cancer Center. "Clearly, decitabine is an effective therapy for patients who do not benefit from the traditional treatment. It is possibly even an improvement, although more studies will have to be done." The clin...

Investigational oral contraceptive reduces premenstrual and menstrual symptoms

...ssure, lipids, glucose tolerance, electrolytes and hematology values among Yasmin users all stayed within normal range. Placebo-controlled comparative studies are needed in populations with more severe premenstrual symptoms using prospective diaries to confirm these findings....

OHSU Scientists Begin Human Trials Of A Drug Aimed At The Underlying Cause Of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

...nvestigator of the trial andassociate professor of hematology and medical oncology at Oregon Health SciencesUniversity. Until now, patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia have been treatedwith chemotherapy aimed at killing rapidly dividing cells or they have undergonebone marrow transplantation a...

Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart

...e of the study's authors Aaron Marcus, M.D.,chief, hematology and medical oncology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Centerand Cornell University Medical College, New York. Teresa Santos and JuanaBalles and colleagues carried out the research at the University Hospital La Fe,Valencia, Spain in collaboration with...

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