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A Plasmodium vivax infection is like an iceberg: It's dangerous, in part, because much of it hides out of view. A new study shows how researchers are revealing more of this parasite's biology.
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Researchers report how the Spred1 molecule is involved in hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal. Experiments with mouse models show that under normal conditions, Spred1 acts as a negative regulator, while under diet-induced stress, it protects hematopoietic homeostasis.
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Researchers have identified a protein critical for the aggressiveness of T-cell leukemia, a subtype of leukemia that afflicts children and adults.
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Within cells infected by Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV), the human protein CADM1 interacts with viral proteins to promote chronic inflammation, which plays a major role in the development of cancers caused by KSHV.
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A new study reports that New York City firefighters exposed to the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster site face an increased risk for developing myeloma precursor disease (MGUS), which can lead to the blood cancer multiple myeloma.
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An investigational drug in clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis prevents a common, life-threatening side effect of stem cell transplants, new research shows. Studying mice, the researchers found the drug prevented what's known as graft-versus-host disease, a debilitating, sometimes lethal condition…
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The American Society of Hematology has announced the names of the 35 hematologists participating in the 2018 ASH Clinical Research Training Institute in Latin America and Advanced CRTI-LA.
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A new research effort has resulted in a low-cost, reliable blood test that uses a small plastic chip about the size of a credit card that can deliver the same diagnostic information as a bone biopsy -- but using a…
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Gene editing of bone marrow stem cells in pigtail macaques infected with simian/human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) significantly reduces the size of dormant 'viral reservoirs' that pose a risk of reactivation.
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Scientists have discovered a fourth gene that can predispose carriers to the most common childhood cancer, expanding the list of genes to include in cancer screening.
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Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) require specialized niches in bone marrow to generate functional blood cells. CAR cells are among cell types located in niches, but their function is poorly understood. Researchers identified a protein, Ebf3, in CAR cells that is…
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Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a hematological malignancy. When infiltrating tissues, CLL cells come in contact with healthy cells, including immune cells. Researchers have now characterized the composition of immune cells and circulating cytokines of the CLL microenvironment in mouse…
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New research shows how and where tungsten accumulates in bones of mice exposed to the element through drinking water. The findings, by a team of chemists and biologists, could add to doubts over the once-universal assumption that tungsten poses little…
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Adolescents and young adults with acute leukemia have a survival advantage if they receive treatment at a pediatric cancer center versus an adult center, according to a new study published online today in Blood Advances.
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Today, ASH announced the names of 15 investigators who have been awarded $150,000 through the ASH Bridge Grant Program, supporting promising hematology research proposals that score well but cannot be funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) because of…
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ASH announced a partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a National Institutes of Health Clinical Genome Resource grantee, to develop a broad and accessible compendium of genomic data aimed at improving the diagnosis of some blood…
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Around 600 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with leukemia each year in Germany. The effects are especially dramatic if this severe illness develops at birth or shortly afterwards. Research has now discovered another molecular cause for a…
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MicroRNA-17-92 is required for the T-cell and B-cell pathogenicity that drives chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) after allogeneic bone marrow transplant (BMT), report investigators. Data from cGVHD mouse models showed that, by determining T-cell and B-cell differentiation and function, miR-17-92 is…
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