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Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Treatment-Resistant Leukemias

Research in mice and human cell lines has identified an experimental compound dubbed TTT-3002 as potentially one of the most potent drugs available to block genetic mutations in cancer cells blamed for some forms of treatment-resistant leukemia.

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Microfluidic Device With Artificial Arteries Measures Drugs’ Influence on Blood Clotting

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A new microfluidic method for evaluating drugs commonly used for preventing heart attacks has found that while aspirin can prevent dangerous blood clots in some at-risk patients, it may not be effective in all patients with narrowed arteries. The study, which involved 14 human subjects, used a device that simulated blood flowing through narrowed coronary arteries to assess effects of anti-clotting drugs.

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Penn Study Shows Way to Make Treatment of Rare Blood Disorder More Affordable and Effective

A Penn research team has defined a possible new way to fight a disease that is currently treatable only with the most expensive drug available for sale in the United States, the strategy, based on the oldest part of the human immune system – called complement.

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A Vascular Disease that Affects Mostly Women is “Poorly Understood” by Many Health Care Providers

A vascular disease called fibromuscular dysplasia, which can cause high blood pressure, kidney failure, stroke and other symptoms -- mostly in women -- is “poorly understood by many healthcare providers,” according to a Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association.

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Red Blood Cells Take on Many-Sided Shape During Clotting

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Red blood cells are the body’s true shape shifters, perhaps the most malleable of all cell types. While studying how blood clots contract, researchers discovered a new geometry that red blood cells assume, when compressed during clot formation.

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T2 Biosystems and Collaborators Announce Discovery of Novel Clot Structure Biology Enabled by T2HemoStat

T2 Bio and collaborators published data in Blood describing novel clot structure biology detected while testing T2 Bio’s T2HemoStat™ that could help identify stroke and heart attack victims who are less responsive to medications.

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Researchers Discover Mechanism Controlling the Development of Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center have discovered a control mechanism that can trigger the development of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a group of blood cancers. This finding may lead to therapies capable of preventing the progression of these diseases.

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New Gene Therapy Proves Promising as Hemophilia Treatment

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Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and the Medical College of Wisconsin found that a new kind of gene therapy led to a dramatic decline in bleeding events in dogs with naturally occurring hemophilia A, a serious and costly bleeding condition.

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Drug-Antibody Pair Has Promising Activity in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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A toxin linked to a targeted monoclonal antibody has shown “compelling” antitumor activity in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphomas who were no longer responding to treatment, according to a report from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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