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Scientists Discover New Possible Therapy For Sickle Cell Anemia
2011-10-14 06:12:19

Scientists, funded by the National Institutes of Health, have discovered a way to turn on the mechanism that creates fetal hemoglobin. Fetal hemoglobin is in the human body during the fetal stage of life up to around 3 to 6 months after birth. Scientists have known for years that increased levels of fetal hemoglobin reduce the onset of the misshapen blood cells that cause the symptoms of sickle cell anemia; symptoms include pain, strokes, organ dysfunction and premature death. The...

2011-08-08 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that it has lifted the voluntary product recall the company imposed on the noninvasive finger sensor of its Pronto-7(TM) handheld device to improve the product's performance in low ambient temperatures. The Pronto-7 and new finger sensors are pending FDA 510(k) clearance in the U.S. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110808/LA48532 ) New product features and enhancements include the addition of...

2011-07-20 00:00:31

Tosoh Bioscience, Inc. will be featuring a complete solution for HbA1c monitoring at AACC 2011 in Atlanta from July 24 to 28 (Booth #401). South San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2011 Tosoh Bioscience, Inc. will be featuring a complete solution for HbA1c monitoring at AACC 2011 in Atlanta from July 24 to 28 (Booth #401). Tosoh's HbA1c product line includes the highly respected G8 HPLC Analyzer, as well as the newly introduced ST AIA-PACK HbA1c assay; which can be run on Tosoh's AIA-360,...

2011-06-17 13:24:02

At the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, studying a 'blue baby' sheds light on basic biology A newborn described as a "happy blue baby" because of her bluish skin color but healthy appearance made a small mark in medical history when one of her physicians discovered something new in her genes"”the hemoglobin Toms River mutation. Scientists have identified hundreds of mutations in genes that carry instructions for producing hemoglobin"”the four-part protein that carries oxygen...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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