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Bone Marrow Transplant Pioneer Thomas Dead At 92
2012-10-22 04:46:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The doctor who is recognized as the father of bone marrow transplantation died Saturday at the age of 92. E. Donnall Thomas, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1990 for his work, had been suffering from cardiovascular disease, according to Associated Press (AP) reporter Steven Dubois. His passing was announced by a spokesman at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. "Thomas' work is among the greatest success...

2011-06-08 03:03:00

LONDON, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - European Blood Specialists Raise the Alarm European hematologists raise the alarm on the insufficient research money for blood disorders. "Blood cancers kill over 95,000 in the EU every year; the EU must be made aware that more research funds are needed", states Professor Robin Foa, President of the European Hematology Association (EHA) at their annual congress in London. Tomorrow, June 10, The European Commission wraps up the consultation...

2010-11-30 22:01:35

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) will host its 52nd annual meeting at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, December 4-7. More than 20,000 attendees are expected for this event, which will highlight emerging research trends in the diagnosis, treatment, and understanding of blood disorders. "It gives me great pleasure to host the 2010 ASH annual meeting, which provides a stellar educational and scientific program for hematologists across the globe," said ASH President Hal...

2010-11-30 11:36:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH) will host its 52nd annual meeting at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, December 4-7. More than 20,000 attendees are expected for this event, which will highlight emerging research trends in the diagnosis, treatment, and understanding of blood disorders. "It gives me great pleasure to host the 2010 ASH annual meeting, which provides a stellar educational and scientific...

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2009-02-12 10:30:00

Researchers say an HIV positive man in his early 40s no longer shows any sign of the virus two years after undergoing a stem cell transplant from a donor with a rare resistance to the disease. A report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine said the stem cell donor was among the 1 percent of Caucasians who have the variant gene mutation that blocks a receptor known as CCR5, which is normally found on the surface of T cells, the type of immune system cells attacked by HIV....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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