Tag: NIH

Roll of Beta-Thalassemia Gene Discovered

Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College may have discovered the precise role of a gene in beta-thalassemia,  The study, entitled “Decreased differentiation of erythroid cells exacerbates ineffective erythropoiesis in B-thalassemia”  was published in the May 14, 2008 online issue of the journal Blood, the official publication of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Splenectomy (spleen removal) […]

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Combination Study Halted

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has halted its Cardiac Deferoxamine/L1 Study due to an inability to enroll a sufficient number of patients to provide statistically relevant results. The purpose of the study was to determine whether left ventricular function improves more rapidly with deferoxamine (DFO) and deferiprone (L1) combination therapy than with DFO […]

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