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2014-06-16 04:21:39

IMPACT Dx(TM) Combined Function System Will Also Be Available in the European Union SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agena Bioscience, Inc., which recently acquired the Bioscience business of Sequenom, Inc., was notified today by Sequenom, Inc. that it received premarket clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the IMPACT Dx(TM) Factor V Leiden and Factor II Genotyping Test and the IMPACT Dx(TM) System. The IMPACT Dx(TM) Factor V Leiden and Factor II...

2013-08-28 10:46:43

Fifteen years ago, a hematologist came to Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D., with a puzzle: Multiple generations of an East Texas family suffered from a moderately severe bleeding disorder, but it wasn’t hemophilia. “No surgeon would do elective surgery because they bled too much after surgery,” said Milewicz, professor and director of the Division of Medical Genetics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). “So we collected DNA and plasma from the family...

Tick Saliva New Insight Into Blood Clotting
2013-07-03 09:21:15

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists recently uncovered a surprising potential connection between tick saliva and treatment for heart disease and stroke. Ixodes ticks, commonly known as deer ticks or blacklegged ticks, contain a specific protein in their spit that links to treatment for these diseases. These ticks have also long been known as transmitters of a variety of diseases, including Lyme disease. Deer ticks burrow into the skin of their host and...

2011-06-06 19:39:49

Back in the mid 19th century, a French doctor, Armand Trousseau, discovered a connection between cancer and thrombosis "“ the formation of often dangerous blood clots that can lead to venous occlusion. Today it is known that cancer and its treatment change blood flow properties and thus promote the formation of clots. However, clots do not only occur as a side effect and consequence of cancer, but, vice versa, an increased blood clotting tendency may also be associated with an elevated...

2011-02-01 16:54:57

The findings suggest a possible novel target for the treatment of hemophilia A A scientist from The Scripps Research Institute has identified a new role for a natural signaling molecule in preventing blood clot formation. The molecule could become a target for the development of novel and cost-effective treatments for blood clotting diseases such as Hemophilia A. The findings, from a study by Scripps Research Assistant Professor Laurent O. Mosnier, were published in a recent edition of...

2010-03-31 11:36:30

Hemophilia, a disease linked with legends of European monarchs, frail heirs and one flamboyant charlatan called Rasputin, still afflicts many people today. And the very treatments that can help can also put patients' lives at risk. The standard treatment is infusion with an expensively produced protein that helps the blood to clot. But in some patients the immune system fights the therapy, and in a subset of those, it sets off an allergic reaction that can result in death. Now researchers at...

2009-05-04 07:30:00

- Court Orders Confiscation of Diagnostica Stago's Inventory of Infringing Products - BEDFORD, Mass., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory Company and its parent company Instrumentation Laboratory S.p.A. (IL) today announced that the Paris First Level Civil Court determined that Diagnostica Stago infringed the French counterparts of two European patents licensed exclusively to IL, and committed acts of unfair competition due to denigrating advertisements. As a result, the Court...

2008-12-22 11:30:10

Study holds hope for next generation hemophilia treatment Researchers have made several, subtle changes in the structure of a key protein, dramatically increasing its ability to drive blood clotting, according to a study published in a December edition of the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. The findings have profound implications for the treatment of hemophilia, the inherited blood disorder that causes easy or excessive bleeding in 30,000 Americans. In most cases, hemophilia is caused...

2008-11-13 15:00:29

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Investigators at Children's Research Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin's Blood Research Institute and the Medical College of Wisconsin have discovered a new way to help the blood clot by having the missing clotting factor packaged in the patient's own platelets. In the October 2008 edition of Blood, investigators describe how a gene-modified bone marrow transplant can be used to initiate clotting in hemophilia. This type of approach may work in the 30 to...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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