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2014-07-23 08:31:05

MILWAUKEE, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BloodCenter of Wisconsin's Diagnostic Laboratories today announced the availability of a Calreticulin (CALR) mutation analysis to identify gene mutations that are found in patients with rare and chronic blood disorders. Detecting a CALR mutation vastly improves the diagnosis of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), a group of diseases that affect blood cell formation. Accurate diagnosis of these disorders provides physicians with...

2014-07-21 23:08:01

Computer Systems Institute (CSI) in Gurnee will host a Marrow Donor Registry Drive to find potential donor matches for seven-year old Nyiah and others who live with diseases such as leukemia and sickle cell anemia. CSI students and other Gurnee residents are encouraged to register and find out whether they can make a life-saving match for one of the thousands of people currently waiting for bone marrow transplants. Gurnee, IL (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Computer Systems Institute (CSI) will...

2014-07-17 23:05:29

Required Change Reflects Reports of Additional Clotting Not Related to Condition Covered by Current Warnings DALLAS (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered testosterone therapy drug makers to provide additional warnings in regard to blood clots to those already in place, the national law firm of Baron and Budd reports. This development occurs as federal litigation involving testosterone treatment lawsuits proceed in the U.S. District Court, Northern...

2014-07-16 08:26:59

KINDU, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It is estimated that 25 percent of Congolese adults have sickle cell anemia trait, a debilitating disease of the blood transmitted genetically to newborn children. Of the 50,000 Congolese children born annually with sickle cell, 75 percent will die before age two. Support from the Gertler Family Foundation [http://www.gertlerfamilyfoundation.org ] (GFF) is saving the lives of hundreds of these children and...

2014-07-02 23:02:01

A potentially groundbreaking investigational drug designed to treat the painful vaso-occlusive crises that are the hallmark of sickle cell disease has been found to be safe following a clinical trial at UC Davis. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 A potentially groundbreaking investigational drug designed to treat the painful vaso-occlusive crises that are the hallmark of sickle cell disease has been found to be safe following a clinical trial at UC Davis. Vaso-occlusive crises, during...

2014-07-02 12:51:45

NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Adults stop anti-rejection drugs after stem-cell transplant reverses sickle cell disease NIH trial success suggests a new treatment option for older, sicker patients Half of patients in a trial have safely stopped immunosuppressant medication following a modified blood stem-cell transplant for severe sickle cell disease, according to a study in the July 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The...

2014-06-16 08:28:24

Sub-study will investigate effects of MST-188 on tissue oxygenation in sickle cell disease patients experiencing a vaso-occlusive crisis SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MSTX) today announced that, in line with prior guidance, it has initiated patient enrollment in a sub-study within EPIC, its pivotal phase 3 study of MST-188 in sickle cell disease, to investigate and quantify the effect of MST-188 on tissue oxygenation, which will be...

2014-06-09 14:21:56

Wiley A study by researchers from Finland found that diagnosis and treatment of anemia is important to improve quality of life among women with heavy periods. Findings published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggest clinicians screen for anemia and recommend iron supplementation to women with heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia). One of the common causes of iron deficiency and anemia is...

2014-05-15 23:10:34

Veerappan is responsible for leading the company’s molecular pathology services and research for hematology/oncology. Irving, Texas (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Miraca Life Sciences, (MLS) the nation’s largest independent anatomic pathology lab, has named Ranjitha Veerappan, MD, as Director of Molecular Genetics, responsible for leading the company’s molecular pathology services and research for hematology/oncology. Dr. Veerappan is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology,...

2014-05-07 23:11:40

MPN Research Foundation will accept the Abbey S. Meyers leadership award from the National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD) this May in Washington, DC. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 The National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD) announced on April 1st that the MPN Research Foundation was to be presented with their Abbey S. Meyers Award, given annually to a NORD member organization that has demonstrated exceptional leadership in representing its members. Chairman and Founder...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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