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New Virus Identified in Blood Supply

Transfusion of blood or blood-derived products can save lives and improve health but requires safety measures for preventing bystander transmission of infectious agents.  More...
01 Oct 2015
Image: Scanning electron micrograph of human prostate cancer cells (Photo courtesy of University of Sheffield).

Blood Types Correlate with Survival After Prostate Cancer Vaccine

Simple, inexpensive strategies to target treatment to likely responders could substantially improve efficacy while simultaneously reducing health care costs, but identification of reliable biomarkers has proven challenging.   More...
30 Sep 2015
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Mean Platelet Volume Determines Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Prognosis

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, a Nairovirus within the family Bunyaviridae,causes severe disease and pancytopenia, organ failures and disseminated intravascular coagulation may occur as a result of CCHF infection.  More...
29 Sep 2015
Image: The highly-sensitive automated D-Dimer assay VIDAS D-Dimer Exclusion II (Photo courtesy of bioMérieux).

Different D-Dimer Values Compared for Venous Thromboembolism Risk

D-dimer assays are generally evaluated according to cutoff points calibrated for of venous thromboembolism exclusion and used to estimate the individual risk of recurrence after a first idiopathic event VTE.  More...
28 Sep 2015
Image: Bone marrow aspirate smear showing blasts with high nuclear: cytoplasmic ratio from a patient with acute myeloid leukemia (Photo courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic).

Relapse In Leukemia Linked to Genetic Mutations

For patients with an often-deadly form of leukemia, lingering cancer-related mutations detected after initial treatment with chemotherapy, are associated with an increased risk of relapse and poor survival.  More...
15 Sep 2015

Tests Used to Measure Internal Bleeding Possibly Unreliable

Internal bleeding may be uncommon as a result of taking blood thinners, but the normal coagulation tests physicians use to check for the side effect of bleeding may not be reliable.   More...
10 Sep 2015
Image: Immunochemistry of bone marrow biopsy from an acute myeloid leukemia patient showing sheets of CD34 positive cells; corresponding bone marrow aspirate showed only 20% blasts (Photo courtesy of All India Institute of Medical Sciences).

Immunohistochemistry Assesses Early Response in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia is a heterogeneous disease with respect to prognosis and early response assessment has an established role as predictor of remission rate, and overall and disease-free survival.  More...
27 Aug 2015

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