Oncology & Cancer

Genomic markers of aggressive childhood leukemias identified

New research published today in JAMA Oncology reports how two separate DNA changes appear to predict aggressive childhood leukemias when they occur in combination. Over the course of a decade of work in several study sites ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease, which is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, affects approximately 100,000 people in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Medical research

Repairing tendon injuries with stem cells

Tendon tears are rarely life-threatening, but depending on their severity, they require surgery and a long rehabilitation period. Surgical treatment strategies involve the transplantation of tendon from another part of the ...

Genetics

iPS cells show therapeutic benefits for a rare muscle dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy describes a family of congenital diseases that cause the progressive loss of muscle tissue. Severity varies across the family, but for many there is little in the way of treatment. In its newest study, ...

Surgery

US kidney transplant survival rates continue to improve

Long-term survival rates of kidney transplant patients in the U.S. have increased over the last three decades, but there are opportunities to further improve these outcomes, according to a review article published today in ...

Other

Sanofi buys US biotech firm in acquisition spree

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced on Wednesday its second acquisition of a US firm in as many months, buying transplant drug company Kadmon for $1.9 billion (1.6 billion euros).

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