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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

Feb. 17, 2017 — A mutation in the hemoglobin of a young woman in Germany was found to cause her mild anemia. But her father, who shared the mutation, did not develop anemia because his mutant hemoglobin was ... read more

Severity of Enzyme Deficiency Central to Favism

July 26, 2016 — The congenital disease favism causes sickness and even jaundice in patients after they consume beans. The culprit is a particular enzyme deficiency, which destroys the red blood cells. Scientists ... read more

How the Body Disposes of Red Blood Cells, Recycles Iron

July 18, 2016 — What happens when red blood cells become damaged or reach the end of their normal life span, and how is the iron required for carrying oxygen recycled? A new study contradicts previous thinking about ... read more

Anemia Negatively Affects Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injuries

May 25, 2016 — Approximately half of patients hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries are anemic, according to recent studies, but anemia's effects on the recovery of these patients is not clear. Now, ... read more

Drug-Like Peptides Show Promise in Treating 2 Blood Diseases

May 6, 2016 — Synthetic peptides called minihepcidins may potentially treat two serious genetic blood diseases in children and adults, new research suggests. Although those diseases, beta-thalassemia and ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — A compound that blocks iron-containing enzymes in the brain improves recovery following brain hemorrhage, a new study in rodents shows, and it works in an unexpected ... read more

Severe Anemia Linked to Risk for Intestinal Disease in Premature Infants

Mar. 1, 2016 — Severe anemia, but not red blood cell transfusions, is associated with an increased risk for a potentially fatal intestinal condition in premature infants. The condition called necrotizing ... read more

Feb. 26, 2016 — Researchers are using 3-D printers to develop a low cost, point-of-care device that can quickly detect anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the blood does not have enough healthy red blood cells to ... read more

Feb. 24, 2016 — A new treatment for aplastic anemia is based on the transport of the telomerase gene to the bone marrow cells using gene therapy, a completely new strategy in the treatment of aplastic ... read more

Jan. 22, 2016 — A new study is providing new evidence that the vast majority of babies who are born with severe brain damage are not the result of mismanaged ... read more

Rare Diseases: De Novo Mutation Leading to Fanconi Anemia Identified

Dec. 22, 2015 — An international team of researchers has established the cause of rare syndrome consistent with Fanconi anemia: a de novo mutation in a so called RAD51 gene, which is responsible for repairing ... read more

Nutritional Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Help Treat Anemia in Dialysis Patients

Dec. 18, 2015 — Vitamin D2 supplements taken for 6 months did not reduce dialysis patients’ need for anemia drugs that stimulate red blood cell production, report investigators at conclusion of the largest ... read more

Multiple Myeloma Drug Could Revolutionize Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease

Dec. 17, 2015 — An established drug for recurrent multiple myeloma might effectively be repurposed to improve the survival and day-to-day lives of patients with devastating sickle cell disease, according to new ... read more

Link Between Anemia and Mild Cognitive Impairment

Dec. 16, 2015 — Study participants with anemia, defined as haemoglobin <13 g/dl in men and <12 g/dl in women, showed lower performances in verbal memory and executive functions. Furthermore, mild cognitive ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Fingerprick blood tests are becoming more common, but a new study finds that fingerprick test results can vary significantly from drop to drop. The study found that as many as six to nine drops of ... read more

Study Compares Risk of Anaphylaxis Among Marketed IV Iron Products

Nov. 17, 2015 — Recipients of intravenous (IV) iron (n = 688,183) enrolled in the fee-for-service Medicare program from January 2003 to December 2013 were the focus of recent study, which compared the risk of ... read more

Iron Supplementation: When Less Is Really More

Nov. 6, 2015 — Therapeutic iron supplements may be less effective when given in brief intervals: A peptide molecule blocks iron absorption in the intestine even 24 hours after the iron administation, say ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — A bizarre result of a routine lab experiment has led researchers to an unexpected new way to trigger the production of red blood cells. This could represent a significant step forward in the battle ... read more

Link Discovered Between Rare Form of Anemia, Cancer

Oct. 16, 2015 — More than 20 percent of people affected by Diamond-Blackfan anemia, a rare disease, develop various types of tumors throughout their lives. Now researchers have created the first animal model with ... read more

Why Cancer Anemia Treatment Leads to Tumor Growth

Oct. 15, 2015 — Scientists have shown why a drug widely used to treat chemotherapy-induced anemia in ovarian and breast cancer patients also may shorten survival times in some patients by inadvertently stimulating ... read more

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