Gene therapy shows promise in children with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome

Researchers reported promising preliminary outcomes for the first four children enrolled in a U.S. gene therapy trial for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS), a life-threatening genetic blood and immune disorder, at the 57th annual meeting of the American S...

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Age doesn’t matter when considering HCT for patients with MDS, study reveals

Results from a prospective study of 1,280 patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) showed that survival at 100 days and at two years following hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) for patients aged 65 and older is comparable to patients aged 55 to 64.

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Researchers partner to help personalize cancer care

Researchers at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry are partnering with a private company to develop computer simulations that can help personalize cancer care by predicting how a patient will respond to a drug treatment.

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Gene therapy can restore immune systems of children and young adults with SCID-X1

Gene therapy can safely rebuild the immune systems of older children and young adults with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID-X1), a rare inherited disorder that primarily affects males, scientists from the National Institute of Allergy an...

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Research reveals genetic variants linked to treatment-related complications in children with blood diseases

Research to be presented today at the 57th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition reveals genetic variants that are associated with disease severity and treatment-related complications in children with blood diseases.

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Experimental gene therapy may improve health outcomes for patients with some forms of blood disorders

New research adds to a growing body of evidence that gene therapy, an experimental technique that involves correcting or replacing a person's mutated or malfunctioning genes, may improve health outcomes for patients with inherited bleeding and immune d...

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On a scale of 1 to 5, how distracting is talking to your car?

Distractions while driving can come from visual, physical, and cognitive sources. A special section of the December 2015 Human Factors presents a framework for measuring cognitive distraction, followed by expert commentaries that suggest a way forward ...

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Multiple myeloma patient study shows promise for natural killer cells

A first-in-human Phase I study of multiple myeloma patients combined expanded cord blood-derived natural killer cells with transplantation of a patient's own stem cells and high-dose chemotherapy with little or none of the side effects seen with curren...

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New technology may standardize sickle cell disease screening for infants

Researchers from Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine presented new research findings this weekend at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. The tea...

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Blood thinner, antidiabetic drug mix increases hospitalizations

A common blood thinner warfarin can have a potent interaction in patients treated for diabetes that may land them in the hospital, USC and Harvard University researchers find in a study published in The BMJ.

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