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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Leukemia, Phase III Clinical Trial, Clinical Trial, Monoclonal Antibody

Monoclonal Antibody Drug Superior to Chemotherapy for Advanced Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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A Phase III clinical trial involving 101 centers in 21 countries revealed the monoclonal antibody blinatumomab to be more effective than standard chemotherapy for treatment of advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Study findings were published in the March 1 online issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Leukemia, Leukemia Research, Acetylation, Histone

MD Anderson Study Ties Protein ‘Reader’ ENL to Common Leukemia

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Anyone who uses an employee badge to enter a building may understand how a protein called ENL opens new possibilities for treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a fast-growing cancer of bone marrow and blood cells and the second most common type of leukemia in children and adults.

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bleeding control, American College Of Surgeons, Stop the Bleed, Hartford Consensus, Trauma, Capitol Hill, Congressional Briefing

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Participate in Bleeding Control Simulations

Leaders of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Committee on Trauma (COT) hosted a Congressional Briefing to highlight the ACS and Hartford Consensus bleeding control program.

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Gliobastoma, Brain Cancer, Blood Cancer, Targeted Therapy

Researchers Discover New Combination Therapy Strategy for Brain, Blood Cancers

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Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have discovered a new potential strategy to personalize therapy for brain and blood cancers.

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Systolic Blood Pressure, H, High Blood Pressure

Intensive Lowering of Systolic Blood Pressure Would Prevent 107,500 Deaths Per Year

Intensive treatment to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure to below 120 would prevent 107,500 deaths per year in the United States, according to a study by researchers at Loyola University Chicago and other centers.

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Umbilical Cord, Umbilical Cord Blood, Stem Cell, Cord Blood Banking, New York

Upstate Opens Cord Blood Bank, Only the Second Public Cord Blood Bank in New York and One of Only 32 in the US

Upstate Medical University has opened a $15 million, 20,000 square foot cord blood bank that features a state of the art processing laboratory and cryogenic storage containers that can store nearly 14,500 units of cord blood. The bank will collect, test, process, store and distribute umbilical cord blood donated by families throughout central and northern New York to be used by those in need of life-saving medical treatments and for medical research.

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DMC, children's hospital of Michigan, Pediatric Kidney Stones, pediatric nephrology, Dr. Larisa Kovacevic, Nephrolithiasis, Children, Proteomics, Hypercalciuria, Urinary apolipoproteins, Pediatric Kidney Stone Clinic, Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Urology Research Team Suggests Link Between Lipoproteins and Kidney Stones in Children

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A unique study recently published in the authoritative Pediatric Nephrology medical journal shows that excess lipoproteins and fatty acids may be associated with the development of painful and often chronic kidney stones in children.

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salt, Blood Pressure, Chronic Kidney Disease

Limiting Salt Consumption Lowers Blood Pressure in Patients with Kidney Disease

• Receiving advice on limiting salt consumption helped kidney disease patients lower their systolic blood pressure by an average of 11 mmHg. • Limiting salt intake also reduced excess fluid retention that is common among patients with kidney disease.

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UF/IFAS Helps ‘Keep the (Blood) Pressure Down’

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New UF/IFAS Extension program aims to help people around Florida maintain healthy blood pressure.

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Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injury Patients Face Many Serious Health Problems Besides Paralysis

Spinal cord injury patients are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease; pneumonia; life-threatening blood clots; bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction; constipation and other gastrointestinal problems; pressure ulcers; and chronic pain.







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