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2011-05-26 20:58:20

Using a tiny bloodless worm, University of Maryland Associate Professor Iqbal Hamza and his team have discovered a large piece in the puzzle of how humans, and other organisms, safely move iron around in the body.

2011-05-13 10:43:14

A cancer drug already used to treat adults and school-age children with sickle cell anemia is safe and significantly reduces pain and other complications of the disease in children as young as 9 months.

2011-05-10 12:47:41

Nitric oxide gas appears to directly impact the source of the classic, disabling pain crises of sickle cell disease.

2011-05-02 16:37:05

Pediatricians from Johns Hopkins Children's Center and elsewhere have discovered a link between low levels of vitamin D and anemia in children.

2011-04-28 21:16:01

The latest issue of the journal Cell carries an article that is likely to help solve one of the long-standing mysteries of biomedicine. In a study that challenges currently held views, researchers at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), in Portugal, unravel the molecular mechanism whereby sickle cell hemoglobin confers a survival advantage against malaria, the disease caused by Plasmodium infection.

2011-04-25 16:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2011-04-21 14:48:18

Almost 3.3 billion people, half of the world's population, risk being infected with malaria.

2011-04-19 13:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangart, Inc., today announced that it recently received more than $50 million in new equity funding from existing investors, led by Leucadia National Corporation.

2011-04-15 14:29:03

In light of recent studies that suggest the use of stored blood during transfusions may cause adverse effects in patients, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) funded a number of research projects to examine the safety of transfusing older red cells and the impact of stored blood on respiratory gases.


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