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Acute Lymphocytic/Lymphoblastic Leukemia Therapeutics

Cancer starts when cells in the body begins to grow out of control. Acute lymphocytic is also called as lymphoblastic leukemia, is a blood cancer that starts from the early version of white blood cells in the bone marrow (soft inner part of the bones, where new blood cells are made). The term acute means…

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A1c Blood Test Found Unreliable In Diabetes Diagnoses

Statistics published by Diabetes UK state that more than five million people in the UK will be living with diabetes by 2025; and in the last 20 years; the number of people diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled. Author of the study Maria Mercedes Chang Villacreses describes diabetes as a “global epidemic.” Insulin-producing cells There are…

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Some Patients With Metastatic Melanoma And Kidney Cancer

White blood cells known as B cells have been shown to be effective for predicting which cancer patients will respond to immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) therapy, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Study results are present April 2 at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019 in Atlanta. Characteristics predicted…

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Childhood Leukaemia To Mistakes By Immune System

Genetic mutations that drive the development of a common type of childhood leukaemia can be traced back to errors by the immune system during the production of antibodies. The discovery by scientists at the University of Leeds could lead to new ways to treat a number of childhood blood cancers. Potential infections. The immune system…

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Production Of Blood Cells And Immune Cells

A healthy adult makes about 2 million blood cells every second, and 99 % of them are oxygen-carrying red blood cells. The other one percent are platelets and the various white blood cells of the immune system. How all the different kinds of mature blood cells are derived from the same “hematopoietic” stem cells in…

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New Method For Making Anti Leukemia Compounds

Chemistry researchers at Oregon State University have patented a method for making anti leukemia compounds that until now have only been available via an Asian tree that produces them. The synthesis of cephalotaxine and homoharringtonine (HHT) paves the way toward less-expensive, more readily available leukemia drugs whose production is not subject to the risks and…

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Causal Variants In Blood Cells And Tie Them With Genetic Mechanisms

A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in and around the Boston area in the U.S. and one in Finland has identified hundreds of possible causal variants associated with blood cell traits, and tied them to important blood-related mechanisms. The team sought to learn more about genetic variants in blood cells that are responsible for blood mechanisms…

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Blood Diseases Cured With Bone Marrow Transplant

Doubling the low amount of total body radiation delivered to patients undergoing bone marrow transplants with donor cells that are only “half-matched” increased the rate of engraftment from only about 50 % to nearly 100 %, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers. The findings, published online Mar. 13 in The Lancet Haematology,…

Heamatology

Ingredient Vital For Blood Vessel Formation

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered an ingredient vital for proper blood vessel formation that explains why numerous promising treatments have failed. The discovery offers important direction for efforts to better treat a host of serious conditions ranging from diabetes to heart attacks and strokes. Functional blood vessel Until now,…

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Promising Therapeutic Target For Leukemia

Cancer cells consume sugar at a higher rate than healthy cells, but they’re also hungry for amino acids, the building blocks of proteins and other bio molecules. Researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have discovered a way to exploit that hunger to selectively block the growth of leukemias. The results were published online…

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Vitreoretinal Lymphoma Patients Correlated With Shorter Survival Time

Vitreoretinal lymphoma patients with subretinal pigment epithelial infiltration had a shorter survival time while those who were younger than 55 years had a longer survival rate, a study found. The retrospective review evaluated patient charts and obituaries of 95 vitreoretinal lymphoma patients at Wills Eye Hospital between Jan. 1, 1984, and July 30, 2018. Clinical trials It…

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Professor Awarded NIH Grant For Thrombosis Research

Wei Li, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor in the department of biomedical science at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine was recently awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further his research on thrombosis. Systemic diseases Thrombosis occurs when blood clots block your blood vessels. It is a…