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    Age-related anemia hastens death

    From San Diego, at a meeting of the American Society of Hematology

    People whose blood concentrations of hemoglobin decrease as they age are at elevated risk for serious ailments and early death, researchers have found.

    Anemia, an inadequate supply of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin, is rare among young and middle-age people and generally develops from a nutritional deficiency or an...

    01/08/2004 - 09:55 Biomedicine
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    Thalidomide-like drug treats blood disorder

    From San Diego, at a meeting of the American Society of Hematology

    A novel drug appears to help people with myelodysplasia, a persistent condition that leaves them short of crucial blood components. The drug could become the first treatment specifically for the condition, says Alan List of the University of South Florida in Tampa.

    In people with myelodysplasia, underproductive...

    01/08/2004 - 09:51 Biomedicine
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    Novel drug fights leukemia

    From San Diego, at a meeting of the American Society of Hematology

    An experimental drug helps a small but significant fraction of people with acute myeloid leukemia and causes minimal side effects, research suggests.

    The modest success of the drug tipifarnib is encouraging because the blood cancer is difficult to treat, especially in older patients, says Judith Karp of the Johns...

    01/08/2004 - 09:47 Biomedicine
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    Select immune cells help marrow grafts

    From San Diego, at a meeting of the American Society of Hematology

    By excising certain immune cells from donor bone marrow, physicians have devised a new and possibly more versatile way of performing marrow transplants.

    These transplants give healthy, blood-producing cells to people with diseases such as leukemia. In optimal cases, a sibling or someone else with certain immunity...

    01/08/2004 - 09:35 Biomedicine
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    Brain gene is tied to obesity

    Researchers studying the DNA of people in Finland and Sweden have amassed evidence that a gene involved in brain chemistry influences whether a person is thin or fat.

    Few specific genes have been convincingly linked to human obesity. A research team headed by Päivi Pajukanta of the University of California, Los Angeles now points the finger at one called solute carrier family 6 member...

    01/07/2004 - 10:34