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Article ID: 712856

Potential Targeted Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Identified

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys have shown that a protein called BMI1 is a promising drug target for an AML subtype in which two normally separate genes, CALM and AF10, fuse together. The findings, published in Experimental Hematology, provide a rationale for evaluating a BMl1-inhibiting drug that is currently in clinical development for solid tumors.

15-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712780

Taking the Guesswork Out of Celiac Diagnosis

College of American Pathologists (CAP)

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) introduces a streamlined testing strategy, using an algorithm to improve diagnosis of celiac disease, helping millions of Americans

14-May-2019 7:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712710

Researcher studies incurable blood disease usually diagnosed in children

West Virginia University

Treating a stubborn blood disease that strikes children may come down to tweaking energy production in stem cells, suggests research out of West Virginia University. Wei Du, an assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy, is investigating the link between how stem cells make energy and how Fanconi anemia develops.

10-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 712358

‘Google Maps’ for Cancer: Image-Based Computer Model Reveals Finer Details of Tumor Blood Flow Behavior

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have developed something akin to a “Google Maps” approach for more accurately computing and visualizing the structural and functional blood vessel changes needed for tumor growth. By pairing high-quality 3D imaging data of tumor specimens from animal models with sophisticated mathematical formulas, the researchers say they now have a model that accurately represents blood traffic inside tumors, including the complex blood flow, oxygenation and structural changes that occur.

6-May-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712263

New Cancer Therapy Target Found in Mitochondria for Potential Treatment of Blood Cancers

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center identified a new therapeutic target in cancer cells and explains how new anti-cancer drugs called imipridones work by inducing cancer cell death in blood cancers, such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and mantle cell lymphoma.

2-May-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712234

Study sheds light on strategies for managing diabetic macular edema in people with good vision

Joslin Diabetes Center

BOSTON – (April 29, 2019) – Newly available results will influence the standard approach for treating diabetic macular edema in patients with good vision, thanks to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study was conducted by the DRCR Retina Network, a multicenter clinical research network funded by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

1-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 712131

May is our nation’s first ever National Stop the Bleed Month

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

May is the first ever National Stop the Bleed Month, featuring training courses around the country to teach bleeding control techniques to the general public and empower them with the skills and knowledge to assist severely bleeding persons.

30-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 711981

BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest – April 2019 Edition

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.

26-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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