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2014-04-08 11:36:36

Melbourne researchers have solved a puzzle as to how an essential blood-making hormone stimulates production of the blood clotting cells known as platelets. Platelets are essential for stopping bleeding and are produced by small fragments breaking off their 'parent' cells, called megakaryocytes. The discovery, made by scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, identified how bone marrow cells could become overstimulated and produce too many platelets. In blood diseases such as...

2014-02-10 23:03:11

Targeting Developmental 'Road Block' Could Lead to New Treatments CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine has shed light on a mysterious form of leukemia that can appear and then disappear in children with Down syndrome. The findings may have important implications for other forms of leukemia and other diseases, possibly leading to new treatments, and could one day help people with problems related to platelet...

2014-02-04 12:28:02

CINCINNATI, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers used blood platelets and bone marrow cells to deliver potentially curative gene therapy to mouse models of the human genetic disorder Hurler syndrome - an often fatal condition that causes organ damage and other medical complications. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and...

2013-12-11 12:12:42

A range of studies highlighting late-breaking research advances in the understanding and treatment of blood cancers and bleeding disorders are being presented today during the 55th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans. State-of-the-art genetic sequencing and analytics tools are being employed in medical research to gain an unprecedented understanding of disease mechanisms and treatments. In the search to improve understanding of disease, two studies...

2012-03-06 06:21:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Yale researchers have discovered how megakaryocytes or giant blood cells that produce wound healing platelets grow 10 or more times bigger than other blood cells and how they may cause a form of leukemia. "A failure of these cells to grow might be an initial trigger for megakaryoblastic leukemias," Diane Krause, senior researcher for the Yale Cancer Center, professor of laboratory medicine, cell biology, and pathology and associate director of the Yale Stem Cell...

2012-02-16 12:42:17

Researchers identify cycle: Tumors stimulate platelet production, which strengthens the disease Highly elevated platelet levels fuel tumor growth and reduce the survival of ovarian cancer patients, an international team of researchers led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center reports in the New England Journal of Medicine. By pinpointing a powerful cause-and-effect relationship at the heart of a clinical observation that dates back more than 100 years, the...

2012-01-31 09:45:38

A study of the cells that respond to crises in the blood system has yielded a few surprises, redrawing the ℠map´ of how blood cells are made in the body. The finding, by researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, could have wide-ranging implications for understanding blood diseases such as myeloproliferative disorders (that cause excess production of blood cells) as well as used to develop new ways of controlling how blood and clotting cells are produced. The...

2011-08-11 06:42:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Johns Hopkins scientists have launched a pioneering research program to create, for the first time, human platelet cells from stem cells in order to study inherited blood clotting abnormalities ranging from clots that cause heart attacks and stroke to bleeding disorders. One goal of the Hopkins research is to increase understanding of how genes regulate the function of platelets, which are the sticky cells in blood that are important to stop excessive bleeding. The...

2011-07-21 07:30:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. ("ACT"; OTCBB: ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with CHA Bio & Diostech Co, Ltd. ("CHA Biotech"), a leading South Korea-based biotechnology company, designed to enhance the efforts of the two companies' international joint venture, Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine International (SCRMI). Under the terms of the agreement, SCRMI...


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