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Key protein holds promise for leukemia therapy

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 14:44

In a ray of hope for leukemia patients, a protein critical to hematopoietic stem cell function - that give rise to all other blood cells - and blood formation has been identified.

New pill can `melt away` leukemia without chemotherapy

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 15:00

A new study has revealed that use of a twice-daily pill could turn a deadly blood cancer into a highly treatable disease, suggesting that people suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) may be able to avoid having to take debilitating chemotherapy.

Potential treatment for deadly bacterial infections discovered

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 11:06

Scientists in Singapore have found that asparaginase ( ASNASE) - the enzyme that degrades the amino acid asparagine and serves as a common chemotherapeutic agent - arrests Group A Streptococcus (GAS) growth in human blood and blocks bacteria`s proliferation, thus initiating a new potential treatment against deadly Streptococcal infections.

Gene defect prior to birth linked to onset of childhood leukemia

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 11:14

A team of researchers has discovered a genetic signature that implicates a key mechanism in the immune system as a driving force for a type of childhood leukaemia.

Artificial bone marrow development brings leukemia treatment closer to reality

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 11:06

Researchers have developed a prototype of artificial bone marrow that may be used to reproduce hematopoietic stem cells.

German scientists develop artificial bone marrow

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 10:33

German scientists have developed a prototype of artificial bone marrow, which can simplify the treatment of leukemia in a few years, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) announced Friday.

New gene breakthrough brings leukemia cure closer to reality

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 14:45

A team of researchers has identified a leukemia-specific stretch of DNA called an enhancer element that enables cancerous blood cells to proliferate in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), a devastating cancer that is incurable in 70 percent of patients.

India to set up largest public cord blood bank

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 15:12

According to experts, over 70 percent of patients in need of a stem cell transplant are unable to find a match due to lack of bone marrow donors.

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