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2011-11-04 10:24:50

An international research team led by Dr. Cindy Leissinger of Tulane University School of Medicine, along with Dr. Alessandro Gringeri from the University of Milan, has found that a drug commonly used to treat bleeding events in people with a type of severe hemophilia can also be used to prevent such events from happening in the first place. The study, the first to confirm the efficacy and safety of the drug FEIBA in bleed prevention is published in the Nov. 3, 2011 issue of the New England...

2011-10-24 12:02:07

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia study suggests strategy to bypass defect in hemophilia, may also benefit other bleeding disorders A genetically engineered clotting factor that controlled hemophilia in an animal study offers a novel potential treatment for human hemophilia and a broad range of other bleeding problems. The researchers took the naturally occurring coagulation factor Xa (FXa), a protein active in blood clotting, and engineered it into a novel variant that safely...

2011-09-02 12:12:57

Trauma experts have criticized the BBC over a recent episode of Holby City that effectively advertised and promoted a drug that has no proven record of saving lives According to Dr Ian Roberts, Head of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Injury Control at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the recent episode ("Big Lies, Small Lies") seriously misrepresents the scientific evidence. "In clinical trials, Factor VIIa (the drug presented in the program)...

2011-07-28 01:30:00

KYOTO, Japan, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Inspiration) today announced data from its clinical development program for OBI-1, an intravenous (IV) recombinant porcine factor VIII product (rpFVIII), intended for the treatment of bleeding in people with hemophilia A with inhibitors and in people with acquired hemophilia. The data were presented in a Scientific Session held in conjunction with the 23rd Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis...

2011-05-31 09:00:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CSL Behring announced today that it has been granted Orphan Drug Designations (ODD) by the European Commission for the development of its recombinant fusion protein linking coagulation factor VIIa with albumin (rVIIa-FP), a novel therapy to treat hemophilia A and hemophilia B patients with inhibitors. The designations would entitle CSL Behring to exclusively market recombinant factor VIIa fused with albumin in Europe for a period of 10...

2011-04-28 11:40:00

MONTVILLE, N.J., and MONTREAL, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) are announcing a three-year extension of Bayer's sponsorship agreement with WFH. The agreement calls for Bayer to serve as sole sponsor of WFH's International Hemophilia Training Centre (IHTC) program, in addition to providing support for other WFH activities, such as its Web site and Congress. Established in 1969, the IHTC program gives health care...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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