Latest hemoglobin Stories

2011-12-12 16:11:38

Young infants and toddlers with sickle cell anemia who received the drug hydroxyurea were no more likely to have cellular genetic damage than those who received a placebo or inactive medicine, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., yesterday at the American Society of Hematology's annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. These findings provide further evidence of the safety of hydroxyurea for children with sickle...

2011-12-08 21:35:25

New gene editing technique would heal patients with their own cells Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed a way to use patients' own cells to potentially cure sickle cell disease and many other disorders caused by mutations in a gene that helps produce blood hemoglobin. The technique uses cells from a patient's skin to generate induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are capable of developing into various types of mature tissues -- including...

2011-11-29 11:28:19

A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children´s Center, Vanderbilt University and elsewhere have demonstrated that high blood pressure and anemia together put children with sickle cell disease (SCD) at serious danger for symptomless or so-called “silent” strokes, although either condition alone also signaled high risk. The results are part of an ongoing NIH-funded international multicenter trial, believed to be the largest study of its kind to date in children with...

Lack Of Bushmeat Could Increase Child's Risk Of Anemia
2011-11-23 05:48:20

According to a new study, taking bushmeat out of a child's diet could increase their chances of anemia. The study found that the loss of access to wildlife as a source of food would lead to a 29 percent jump in the number of children suffering from anemia. The researchers said that among children in the poorest households, there would be a three-fold increase in the incidence of anemia.  Anemia in children can impair growth and cognitive development. "When thinking of creating...

2011-11-18 03:11:37

Factors such as low hemoglobin levels, increased systolic blood pressure, and male gender are linked to a higher risk of silent cerebral infarcts (SCIs), or silent strokes, in children with sickle cell anemia (SCA), according to results from a large, first-of-its-kind study published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Silent strokes are the most common form of neurological injury found in SCA, with more than 25 percent of children with the...

2011-11-11 01:45:46

Diabetics with kidney failure shouldn't lower their blood glucose as much as diabetics without kidney failure Highlights:     Diabetic patients with kidney failure benefit the most when their hemoglobin A1C levels, which reflect blood glucose levels, are between 7% and 8%.     For diabetics who need dialysis, hemoglobin A1C levels of 8% or greater or less than 7% put them at increased risk of dying prematurely compared to patients with levels between 7.0%...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.