Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immunosuppressant response predicts aplastic anemia survival

(HealthDay)—Response to immunosuppressive therapy (IST) predicts overall survival (OS) in aplastic anemia (AA), according to a study published online Aug. 29 in the American Journal of Hematology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Variation in risk of adverse outcomes with metamizole

(HealthDay)—The magnitude of the risk of adverse outcomes associated with metamizole use varies in different studies, according to a review published online July 15 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

Medical research

Male hormone reverses cell aging in clinical trial

Telomerase, an enzyme naturally found in cells, is often described as a "cellular elixir of youth." In a recent study, Brazilian and U.S. researchers show that sex hormones can stimulate production of this enzyme.

Medical research

Gene mutation discovered in blood disorder

An international team of scientists has identified a gene mutation that causes aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce normal amounts of blood cells. Studying a family in which ...