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29 December 2016 The first comprehensive genomic analysis of a rare subtytpe of acute myeloid leukemia  has been unveiled at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology  in San Diego, USA.
29 December 2016 A molecular link between a rare childhood genetic disease and a major cancer gene has been found that could result in improved treatment for some patients, according to US researchers.
29 December 2016 A new blood test has been found to detect variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease with high accuracy, an international research team has reported.
20 December 2016 German researchers say they have found a rare population of dormant leukaemia cells, which may help explain disease relapse.
20 December 2016 Treating white blood cells with hormones may prove an effective therapy for pre-eclampsia, according to laboratory research unveiled by British researchers.
20 December 2016 Intermittent fasting could be effective at stalling the progress of B-cell and T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in children, researchers have found.
13 December 2016 Ribosome defects might play a key role in the development of multiple myeloma in a significant proportion of patients with the disease, according to Belgian scientists.
13 December 2016 Patients with diabetes treated for cancer may face an increased risk of developing heart failure, a European conference has heard.
13 December 2016 A major British study is to test the benefits of giving blood products to seriously injured patients before they are taken to hospital, it has been announced.
6 December 2016 Two promising new treatments for immunoglobulin light-chain amyloidosis have been presented to delegates at the American Society of Hematology in San Diego, USA.
6 December 2016 New artificial red blood cells can be freeze-dried and reconstituted with water, it has been announced.
6 December 2016 Some chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) patients can safely reduce their intake of a treatment drug to lessen the side effects, British researchers have told a major conference.
29 November 2016 Scientists have developed a capsule that could enable oral treatment for hemophilia B, it has been announced.
29 November 2016 A new "smart patch" may improve the delivery of anti-coagulants, according to its developers.
29 November 2016 The USA needs a "better, more efficient and more sustainable" blood collection system, according to a new investigation.
24 November 2016 Infusing "old" blood into a young animal can have negative effects, according to researchers investigating the aging process in blood.
22 November 2016 European researchers have revealed the findings of a major project that set out to investigate links between blood cell development and a range of disease.
22 November 2016 New work on the gene that causes sickle cell disease could help pave the way for new gene therapy, say researchers.
15 November 2016 The genetics of a new high-risk subtype of acute lymphoblastic leukemia have recently been identified, say researchers.
15 November 2016 Scientists have found that pre-treating red blood cells for transfusion with nitric oxide may cut the risk of pulmonary hypertension.
15 November 2016 British scientists have made a crucial genetic breakthrough in understanding how the Epstein-Barr virus causes hematological cancers, it was announced last night.
8 November 2016 PARP inhibitors could have benefits in the treatment of a wide range of cancers, according to a new study.
8 November 2016 Adding drugs to FLT3 inhibitors provide a promising treatment for acute myeloid leukemia, according to a new analysis.
8 November 2016 Scientists have created a map of genes linked to a specific form of acute myeloid leukemia.
1 November 2016 New insights have been reported on the safety of transfusion with blood that has been stored for some time.
1 November 2016 Researchers have reported significant new discoveries about hemolysis, suggesting ways to treat the condition, it was announced last night.
1 November 2016 A new treatment for hemophilia could soon be developed, giving the clotting process more time to produce thrombin, according to a UK-based study.
25 October 2016 Scientists in Sweden say they have found a way to examine different genetic traits in individual leukemia cells.
25 October 2016 The genetic changes that underpin a type of B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) - the most common children's cancer - have been identified by an international team of researchers.
25 October 2016 A course on managing hemophilia, created at Lund University in Sweden, has attracted health care practitioners from around the world, developers say.
18 October 2016 New US guidelines set out good practise for using stored red blood cells.
18 October 2016 A British-led campaign to recruit blood donors has achieved significant success, according to its organizers.
18 October 2016 Leukemia cells that survive chemotherapy may evade treatment by fast movement, according to a new study published last night.
11 October 2016 Studies of new cancer treatments, such as immunotherapies, often fail to report adverse events adequately, a European conference has been told.
11 October 2016 Researchers have found that proper management of mildly symptomatic sickle cell disease can have an impact on lifespan.
11 October 2016 A new study reports on the role of abnormal signaling in the bone marrow on the development of leukemia.
4 October 2016 The use of biomarkers and immunotherapy have been included in a new European curriculum for medical oncologists.
4 October 2016 An enzyme could hold the key to new therapies for some types of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, new research has revealed.
4 October 2016 Gene editing offers huge prospects - but is not yet ready for human testing, according to a new review.
27 September 2016 Women are four times more likely to suffer postpartum venous thromboembolism after a caesarean section compared to a vaginal birth, new Swiss analysis has revealed.
27 September 2016 Molecular causes underlying acute myeloid leukemia have been decoded for the first time by Canadian researchers.
27 September 2016 A "promising" new approach to developing new therapies for acute myeloid leukemia has been unveiled by an American research team.
20 September 2016 A new kind of drug may be able to kill diseased stem cells that cause chronic myeloid leukemia, British researchers have reported.
20 September 2016 British stem cell services celebrated a double anniversary for World Marrow Donor Day.
20 September 2016 Two research bodies are joining forces in a transatlantic effort to understand genetic mutations in pediatric cancers.
13 September 2016 Leukemia patients with a high risk of relapse could benefit from cord blood transplants rather than bone marrow cells from unrelated donors, according to a new study.
13 September 2016 An early US study of patients with advanced non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) has found that T-cell therapy following a specific type of chemotherapy works best.
13 September 2016 Standardized pregnancy screening should be introduced for adolescent patients with leukemia before they begin chemotherapy, according to a US new study.
8 September 2016 Last few places
7 September 2016 Scientists are making progress on gene therapy for reducing sickle-induced red-cell damage in sickle cell disease, it has been announced.
6 September 2016 Long-term freezing of blood samples in biobanks does not prevent changes to protein levels, researchers have warned.
6 September 2016 Autologous stem cell transplants have many benefits - but they may also accelerate aging of the immune system, researchers have reported.
30 August 2016 People who develop cancer are often victims of a "perfect storm" of damage to their cells and organs, British researchers have reported.
30 August 2016 Researchers in Birmingham, UK, say they may have found a new way to "reboot" the immune system following bone marrow transplants.
30 August 2016 Advances in cell screening may lead to an improvement in prognosis for relapsed childhood B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, researchers have reported.
23 August 2016 A new test for childhood leukemia could have "major implications" for diagnosis and treatment, its developers at Manchester University say.
23 August 2016 Scientists are hopeful that new techniques in genome editing could benefit patients with sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia.
23 August 2016 A commonly used cancer drug may affect the fertility of baby girls in the womb, researchers warned today.
16 August 2016 The diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome could become more accurate with the use of next-generation sequencing methods, experts say.
16 August 2016 The genetic variation most commonly found in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia plays a key role in preventing cell death, researchers have reported.
16 August 2016 An innovative campaign to recruit blood donors goes global today - and blood group letters will go missing worldwide.
9 August 2016 A specialist kind of T cell may be able to root out hidden viruses, helping to cure currently incurable infections, according to Australian researchers.
9 August 2016 A new class of drugs still in laboratory development may provide an effective treatment for multiple myeloma, researchers have reported.
9 August 2016 Scottish decision-makers have approved a drug for blood cancers - while its use in England remains under negotiation.
3 August 2016 Using cord blood for stem cell transplants is linked to a reduced rate of graft versus host disease, according to a new study.
2 August 2016 A genetic study of acute promyelocytic leukemia could help with the development of treatment for patients who are unresponsive to current therapies, researchers say.
2 August 2016 The protein P-glycoprotein can indicate whether drug treatment is likely to be effective for chronic myeloid leukemia, Australian researchers have reported.
26 July 2016 Survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma may face the same cardiovascular risks at the age of 30 as others face at the age of 50, according to a study published today.
26 July 2016 Treating hematological cancer is twice as costly as treating other cancers, according to a major European study.
26 July 2016 Finnish researchers say they have made new discoveries about the genetic mechanisms behind childhood leukemia.
20 July 2016 New discoveries could lead to a more efficient method of stem cell production for transplantation, according to Canadian scientists.
19 July 2016 Changes in the bone marrow have been identified that could prevent myeloma from developing.
19 July 2016 Eight new genetic variations in the human genome have been identified that could demonstrate an inherited predisposition to myeloma.
11 July 2016 The cells causing an aggressive type of leukemia that can develop before birth have been identified for the first time.
11 July 2016 Blood transfusions are not responsible for transmitting neurodegenerative diseases, according to a major Scandinavian study.
11 July 2016 Some 500 myeloma patients in the UK have taken part in a survey of their perspectives on the benefits and risks of treatments and how this can be used by medical regulators.
4 July 2016 Acute myeloid leukemia affects different kinds of stem cells - and this is responsible for its level of aggressiveness, according to Swiss researchers.
4 July 2016 German scientists investigating chronic myeloid leukemia have carried out two new studies on its genetic origins.
4 July 2016 German researchers have unravelled the way that thalidomide and related drugs work, it has been announced.
28 June 2016 Autologous stem cell transplant should be standard care for people with HIV-associated lymphoma, according to new research.
28 June 2016 A trial of the drug inotuzumab ozogamicin suggests it may help some acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients become suitable for stem cell transplant.
28 June 2016 British and Austrian researchers have identified a "network" of epigenetic changes linked to chronic lymphocytic leukemia, it has been announced.
21 June 2016 A US-based phase 1 trial that combined a new cancer drug with two other therapies has shown promising results among patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma.
21 June 2016 British researchers have unveiled a potential new treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia.
21 June 2016 Scientists have discovered a set of genetic 'keys' that can reprogram skin cells to create red blood cells.
14 June 2016 A trial into a new immunotherapy treatment for patients with multiple myeloma has ended early after "significant success".
14 June 2016 The proliferation of a protein has been linked to extramedullary disease, an aggressive multiple myeloma.
14 June 2016 Much of the world needs to increase the rate of voluntary unpaid blood donation, according to a new analysis.
10 June 2016 Acute myeloid leukemia is at least 11 different diseases, according to a major new study.
7 June 2016 An explanation as to why leukemia can return and thrive after treatment may be found in "mayday" signals that are released by some cancer cells, according to a new study.
7 June 2016 The risk of dying among frail young bone marrow transplant survivors is double that of others, a new US-based study has revealed.
2 June 2016 The high cost of a popular leukemia drug means that its use should only be considered for patients with specific genetic changes, English regulators say.
31 May 2016 Prescribing hydroxyurea to children with sickle cell disease improved their lung function by more than one third, a new study has found.
31 May 2016 New findings suggest that very preterm infants may not benefit from treatment with human erythropoietin.
24 May 2016 A treatment which stops HIV from replicating has shown promise in the laboratory, Belgian researchers have reported.
24 May 2016 Scientists have reported finding a new way to kill chemotherapy-resistant leukaemia cells.
24 May 2016 A new breast cancer drug that blocks a specific enzyme is also effective against a common type of leukaemia, a new Austrian study has found.
17 May 2016 New research has confirmed a link between a drug prescribed to people with certain types of multiple sclerosis and an increased risk of developing acute myeloid leukaemia.
17 May 2016 The role of a common cancer-associated gene in the development of lymphoma has been identified by British scientists.
17 May 2016 Research on zebrafish is extremely helpful when investigating human blood disorders, scientists from Boston, USA, have explained.
11 May 2016 A new animal model of multiple myeloma will allow improved opportunities for research into this complex disease, it has been announced.
11 May 2016 The price of blood is at its lowest for ten years in the UK because of reduced demand, officials have revealed.
10 May 2016 Women with poor physical fitness levels are more at risk of developing thrombosis than woman who are fitter, according to a new study.
3 May 2016 People with advanced leukemia whose treatment options had failed went into remission, thanks to the use of genetically engineered T-cells, doctors have reported.
3 May 2016 Survival rates from relapses of acute lymphoblastic leukemia could be improved with a different approach to a common drug, researchers claim.
3 May 2016 A rare genetic variation can trigger pancreatitis in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when they take a specific chemotherapy drug, researchers have reported.
26 April 2016 New research indicates that some red blood cell storage processes cause less damage to the cells than others.
26 April 2016 Results have been released from a new trial of a potential therapy for multiple myeloma.
26 April 2016 A new blood treatment that combines UV radiation and vitamin B could minimize the risk of malaria infection following blood transfusions.
22 April 2016 A new treatment for coagulation disorders may be on the way, according to researchers at the University of Wurzburg, Germany.
22 April 2016 A new treatment for thrombosis could be on the way after scientists in Russia developed a safe, intravenous injection method for therapeutic enzymes.
22 April 2016 Regenerative medicines made from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells do not increase the risk of cancer, according to new findings.
5 April 2016 A drug that can treat people with multiple myeloma is a step closer to being available for patients after The European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended it for conditional approval.
5 April 2016 The anti-cancer chemotherapy drug cyclophosphamide has an exciting role in stem cell transplant, according to some of the world's leading scientists.
5 April 2016 New therapies for an aggressive type of acute myeloid leukemia could soon be developed following a successful trial with a mouse model.
30 March 2016 A new clinical decision-making tool helps predict the risks and outcomes of long-term antiplatelet therapy after the insertion of a coronary stent, its developers say.
30 March 2016 New findings about the ways in which lymphatic cancers overcome the defenses of human cells have been revealed.
30 March 2016 Men with hemophilia have experienced some improvements in care over the last half-century - but not all have felt the benefits, according to a new review.
23 March 2016 A new study finds a much bigger impact on men than women from childhood cancer treatment.
22 March 2016 The mechanism that helps to keep bacteria in the gut and infections at bay has been unveiled by scientists in Edinburgh, Scotland.
22 March 2016 Combining two drugs to treat people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia could replace chemotherapy and even stem cell transplantation, according to the findings of new "milestone" research in Austria.
16 March 2016 Scientists have discovered that a protein involved in RNA binding could promote the growth of leukemia.
15 March 2016 A single gene could be the reason why some patients with leukemia do not respond to treatments, according to new findings.
15 March 2016 Scientists could soon be able to create blood stem cells artificially, paving the way for improved treatments for people with leukaemia, it has been announced.
8 March 2016 A new method of treating sickle cell disease has been backed by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
8 March 2016 British researchers using a "big data" approach have helped to identify the key factors that drive blood cell development.
8 March 2016 Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who come from poor backgrounds are more likely to suffer a relapse earlier than other patients - despite having the same treatment.
1 March 2016 General practitioners have been offered guidance about the symptoms they should be aware of with regards to leukaemia in the first primary care study of its type.
1 March 2016 The heavier and taller a teen is, the greater the risk of developing Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in later life, according to a new analysis.
1 March 2016 New research has highlighted a gene that may indicate vulnerability to toxicity from the class of anti-cancer and immunosuppressing drugs called thiopurines.
23 February 2016 "One size fits all" genotyping to identify risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) does not work because many African Americans have common genetic variants that could double their risk of blood clots, researchers have reported.
23 February 2016 Patients with relapsed myeloma should be offered a second autologous stem cell transplant if a first one has shown signs of being effective, according to new guidelines published in the UK.
23 February 2016 A kind of leukemia that affects mainly children grows only when signalled to do so by neighboring non-cancerous cells, research has discovered for the first time.
16 February 2016 A common anti-malarial drug could help to reduce organ failure caused by blood loss following injury, British researchers have reported.
16 February 2016 Promising results have been seen with a new treatment for multiple myeloma.
16 February 2016 Personalized DNA-based testing could have a dramatic impact on the management of chronic myeloid leukemia patients because it can detect the disease even in those thought to be in remission, a new study has found.
9 February 2016 A new way of storing biological tissue and blood samples could help transform blood transfusion, researchers say.
9 February 2016 Very few patients who sustain serious trauma hemorrhage receive optimal blood transfusion therapy in the UK NHS, according to a new analysis.
9 February 2016 Young lymphoma patients from African-American populations are more likely to die than their white and Hispanic peers, a new US study has revealed.
4 February 2016 2016 dates announced.
2 February 2016 Hematologists from across Europe have for the first time developed a roadmap to help inform research into blood and blood-forming organs.
2 February 2016 Europe is enjoying a reduction in leukemia mortality rates across all ages, according to a new analysis.
2 February 2016 Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) develops in "clear compartmentalized steps", according to new Canadian research.
29 January 2016 Closing date for applications: 29 February 2016
27 January 2016 Researchers are hoping to develop a gene therapy for hemophilia A with the backing of millions of Euros in investments.
26 January 2016 A team of international biophysicists has demonstrated for the first time how red blood cells "wiggle".
26 January 2016 A simple blood test has been developed that can detect trace levels of leukemia cells after intensive chemotherapy, it has been announced.
19 January 2016 Transplant organizations should step up efforts to collect bone marrow for treatment of bone marrow failure, researchers say.
19 January 2016 Leukemia risk early in life may be dictated more by chance than by the typical "survival of the fittest" that characterizes leukemia formation in older adults, new US research has revealed.
19 January 2016 Researchers have pin-pointed the causes of anaplastic large cell lymphoma in a joint project between Austrian and UK teams, it has been announced.
12 January 2016 The use of donor plasma to treat Ebola patients has not been shown to improve survival chances, according to the findings of a major European study.
12 January 2016 Scientists have made further discoveries about the mechanism behind the drug pomalidomide, often used for recurrent multiple myeloma, and its potential for sickle cell disease.
12 January 2016 New findings suggest that a specific type of stem cell could be developed into an effective treatment for the inherited blood disorder, beta thalassemia.
5 January 2016 New findings suggest there is no raised risk of blood clots or uterine bleeding for women on blood thinners who are also taking oestrogen-containing contraception or hormone replacement therapy.
5 January 2016 A child who developed Fanconi anemia was a victim of a new genetic mutation not previously linked to the disease, researchers have reported.
5 January 2016 End-of-life discussions may not happen in a timely manner for patients with haematological cancers, and this is a main cause of sub-optimum care, according to a US-based study.
22 December 2015 Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation does not appear to be an effective treatment for adult patients with Crohn's disease, a new study suggests.
22 December 2015 Two new studies on children with sickle cell disease are highlighting promising new treatment methods.
22 December 2015 British researchers have found new mutations that underlie follicular lymphoma, suggesting possible drug treatments, it was announced last night.
15 December 2015 Researchers have investigated the effectiveness of guidelines on anticoagulation treatment among susceptible cancer patients.
15 December 2015 Irradiated white blood cells may help to treat heart attack damage, Austrian researchers have reported.
15 December 2015 Britain pays some of the lowest prices for cancer drugs in the developed world, according to a new study.
8 December 2015 British researchers have reported finding genes that can help stop the development of acute myeloid leukemia.
8 December 2015 A gene therapy for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome has shown promising preliminary results, the ASH conference has heard.
8 December 2015 A major drive to tackle acute myeloid leukaemia has yielded several dozen potential treatments in two years, a conference has heard.
1 December 2015 A genetic locus plays a vital role in controlling adult stem cells, which could open the door for new possible routes for diagnosing and treating some cancers, a new US study has revealed.
1 December 2015 Thrombus aspiration before percutaneous coronary intervention does not improve one year clinical outcomes in patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction, according to the findings of a major European trial.
1 December 2015 A new treatment for hemophilia A has been approved for use across Europe, offering a "real milestone" for patients, it has been announced.
24 November 2015 At least 20% of blood transfusions are unnecessary, according to guidelines issued to British doctors.
24 November 2015 Scientists have discovered the method by which Salmonella infection can cause life-threatening thrombosis.
24 November 2015 PARP inhibitors may be able to help treat acute myeloid leukemia, according to a British study.
16 November 2015 A woman of 36 has successfully given birth shortly after completing a course of treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, an Italian medical team has reported.
16 November 2015 People treated successfully for cancer as children may face a range of health problems later in life - and autoimmune diseases are among them, according to Swedish researchers.
16 November 2015 New research suggests that patients who have had heart valve surgery achieve better outcomes when they manage their own anti-coagulant therapy.
11 November 2015 Experts have developed new methods of estimating the risk of venous thromboembolism for people with a leg cast.
10 November 2015 An infant appears to have been cured of advanced leukemia using an experimental treatment with genetically modified T-cells, it has been announced.
10 November 2015 German researchers have unveiled new discoveries about how hematopoietic stem cells are activated to replace blood.
3 November 2015 A  trial of a drug for patients with autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome has shown positive outcomes, researchers have reported.

3 November 2015 An inherited gene linked to an increased risk of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has been discovered by US scientists.
3 November 2015 The hunt for an effective HIV vaccine has been stepped up with the launch of a major European-backed research programme, it was announced yesterday.
27 October 2015 A new automated system to exchange red blood cells for patients with sickle cell disease could save health services money, according to an official analysis.
27 October 2015 A new drug to treat patients with multiple myeloma whose disease has relapsed could soon be on the market after it was recommended by The European Medicines Agency (EMA).
27 October 2015 Blood stored for six weeks can safely be used in major operations, according to a Swedish study has reported.
20 October 2015 The risk of lymphoma is increased by infection with the bacterium that causes Q fever, French researchers have reported.
20 October 2015 Very few metabolic changes are involved in the transition to myeloma from monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, according to a British research project.
20 October 2015 The Netherlands is  to become the first country to use HPV screening as the primary test for cervical cancer risk, it has been announced.
13 October 2015 A potential treatment for a serious blood disorder that can affect people who take a drug to prevent blood clots has been discovered.
13 October 2015 Venous thromboembolism is contributing to as many as 4,000 cancer deaths a year in England and Wales, according to a report published today.
13 October 2015 A project using the latest genetic analysis techniques to tissue type British bone marrow donors has achieved its first stem cell donation, it has been announced.
6 October 2015 Scientists have unveiled proposals for a new test that could speed up early diagnosis of multiple myeloma.
6 October 2015 Scientists are investigating the possible use of a molecule isolated from sea sponges for the treatment of leukemia.
6 October 2015 European scientists say they may be able to produce "practically unlimited" amounts of two nuclides that have been found to be promising for cancer treatment.
29 September 2015 Children brought up in overcrowded homes seem to enjoy protection against some forms of Hodgkin lymphoma, British researchers have reported.
29 September 2015 The children of mothers who receive cancer treatment during pregnancy do not seem to suffer ill-effects, according to a European study.
29 September 2015 Scientists may have discovered a new strategy for tackling sickle cell disease.
22 September 2015 Antibiotics may help treat sickle cell patients during crises by depleting the microbiome, according to US researchers.
22 September 2015 A new bone marrow transplant procedure has successfully treated adult patients with sickle cell disease, it has been announced.
22 September 2015 Blood transfusions during hip or knee replacements may be prevented with an inexpensive drug, researchers state.
15 September 2015 A gene has been discovered that causes aggressive cancer in some patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), British researchers report today.
15 September 2015 Targeting exhausted T cells could give hope to patients who suffer acute myeloid leukemia (AML) relapse after a stem cell transplant.
15 September 2015 Insurance status, marital status, and income could affect the survival chances of young people with acute myelogenous leukemia, a new US report has claimed.
7 September 2015 Veterans of the Vietnam War who were exposed to Agent Orange have an increased risk of developing MGUS.
7 September 2015 A drug that is used to treat diabetes could be used to prevent serious hemorrhage, according to British researchers.
7 September 2015 Antibody therapy can be effective at achieving remission in some multiple myeloma patients whose disease is unresponsive to other drugs, according to the findings of a clinical trial.
1 September 2015 A new approach to therapy for chronic myelogenous leukemia could tackle dipeptide nutrients that feed the diseased stem cells, researchers have found.
1 September 2015 New guidelines seek to improve the care of patients with hematological malignancy who may need critical care.
1 September 2015 New findings suggest that the presence of cancer-related mutations after chemotherapy indicate a raised risk of poor leukemia outcomes.
25 August 2015 Scientists say they may have uncovered the earliest recorded case of leukemia in a 7,000-year-old skeleton.
25 August 2015 Patients with cancer may be treated with warfarin for venous thromboembolism, researchers have reported.
25 August 2015 Swedish doctors are setting out to document, patient by patient, the problems that a new targeted gene therapy is facing in treating lymphoma.
18 August 2015 Adolescents who provide bone marrow for siblings need to be "brought out of the shadows," according to a new analysis.
18 August 2015 Space technology could be used to help detect cancer of the bone marrow, a European conference heard yesterday.
18 August 2015 Testing for genetic factors can help identify patients most at risk from multiple myeloma, British researchers reported last night.
12 August 2015 A recombinant fusion protein drug that stops bleeding has shown promise for patients with hemophilia A, researchers have reported.
11 August 2015 Trials of a new treatment for polycythemia vera offer a "hint" of benefit, according to a German assessment.
11 August 2015 An investigational gel has proved an effective treatment for a form of lymphoma that affects the skin, researchers have reported.

5 August 2015 A specific genetic variation has been linked to higher mortality among patients with multiple myeloma.
4 August 2015 Stem cell transplant has shown beneficial outcomes in a recent trial of children with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, researchers have reported.
4 August 2015 An engineered protein has proved effective at treating patients with severe forms of the bleeding disease, von Willebrand disease, it was announced yesterday.
28 July 2015 A single mutant gene is able to activate another 100 genes to cause acute myeloid leukemia, British researchers have found.
28 July 2015 Scientists say they may have identified chemicals that could dramatically improve the success of bone marrow transplants.
28 July 2015 A European team of researchers has been unravelling the secrets of an incurable form of childhood leukemia.
22 July 2015 Scientists have found a new link between abnormal energy production in cells and a dangerous form of lymphoma.
21 July 2015 Scientists have made new discoveries on the way in which genes control the number and function of blood stem cells.
21 July 2015 Genetically modified immune system cells have successfully been used to treat multiple myeloma, researchers reported last night.
14 July 2015 Doctors may be able to reduce the amount of blood transfusion used to care for patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding, according to a major new British study.
14 July 2015 German researchers have offered new insights into how the body makes blood - and how the process could be accelerated.
14 July 2015 A new leukaemia drug is likely to be an effective treatment for children, Australian researchers have reported.
7 July 2015 A common arthritis drug may help treat patients with a range of blood cancers, British researchers have reported.
7 July 2015 Most drugs for blood cancers are currently priced too high to be cost-effective in the US, experts are warning.
7 July 2015 Good results have been seen for an experimental new treatment approach for T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia, a rare and lethal form of leukemia.
30 June 2015 A radical new drug for multiple myeloma is set to get approval for use in Europe, it has been announced.
30 June 2015 Britain is set to start testing artificial blood on volunteers within two years, it was announced yesterday.
30 June 2015 T cell "exhaustion" could prove to be a key indicator of the prospects of patients who develop auto-immune disease, British researchers say.
23 June 2015 Health services should find ways of ensuring patients with sickle cell disease live in warm homes, researchers have found.
23 June 2015 People who develop blood clots in an abdominal vein may well be suffering from undiagnosed cancer, doctors have warned.
23 June 2015 Many young patients who experience life-threatening blood clots go on to need treatment with psychiatric drugs, a conference heard yesterday.
16 June 2015 A new kinase inhibitor may have the ability to treat acute myeloid leukemia, a major conference has heard.
16 June 2015 Blood type may be a key clue to brain health, British researchers have found.
16 June 2015 The world needs to step up efforts to recruit voluntary blood donors to help tackle problems such as maternal deaths, according to health officials.
9 June 2015 Pregnant women may sometimes need blood transfusions - and new guidelines set out how British doctors are expected to reduce the risks linked to these.
9 June 2015 A virus that kills rabbits could help save the lives of humans with blood cancers, researchers have revealed.
9 June 2015 Positron emission tomography and computed tomography could potentially provide effective follow-up treatment for people who have been treated for aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma , according to a new US study.
2 June 2015 Children that are breast-fed enjoy a reduced risk of developing leukemia, researchers reported tonight.
2 June 2015 A detailed equation modelling the flow of blood cells through blood vessels has been unveiled by a group of engineers.
2 June 2015 Children born to fathers over the age of 35 face an increased risk of developing blood cancer, according to a major new study.
26 May 2015 Stimulating the lymphatic system could be the answer to healing a heart following a heart attack, British researchers have reported.
26 May 2015 Scientists have discovered a group of gene mutations and fusions that seem to encourage tumor growth in patients with aggressive lymphoma.
26 May 2015 Patients with multiple myeloma may successfully be treated with immune cells taken from the bone marrow, doctors have reported.
19 May 2015 A contraceptive drug and a cholesterol drug together could provide a powerful, non-toxic treatment for a range of cancers, researchers have revealed.
19 May 2015 A proliferation of a specific protein has been linked to the cause of some cancers, including leukemia and breast cancer, it has been revealed.
19 May 2015 New findings on the behavior of acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells may help improve treatment for this condition and similar diseases, researchers say.
12 May 2015 New findings suggest that intense physical activity over the lifetime may help protect against developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, researchers report.
12 May 2015 Fresh whole blood should be readily available for pediatric patients because it reduces the risk of transfusion-related illness, according to a new US study.
12 May 2015 Children with hemophilia A can take a long-lasting drug safely and without side effects, a new US study has found.
5 May 2015 A new therapy has helped to prevent three of the most difficult post-transplant viruses that occur in cord blood transplant patients in the USA, researchers say.
5 May 2015 A new approach to curing HIV is being investigated by researchers at Oxford University, UK.
5 May 2015 Patients treated for Hodgkin lymphoma face a massively increased risk of developing heart disease, according to a new study.
28 April 2015 Primary care practitioners need new guidelines on referring patients with possible lymphoma, researchers have reported.
28 April 2015 Some patients with Hodgkin lymphoma could be spared the misery of undergoing radiotherapy, according to doctors in Manchester, UK.
28 April 2015 New insights have emerged from genetic studies into the reasons why chemotherapy and other treatments can be ineffective for cancer patients.
21 April 2015 A new procedure could help doctors to determine the different subtypes of lymphoma quickly and cost effectively.

21 April 2015 Scientists have reported new discoveries about the creation of hematopoietic stem cells.
21 April 2015 Gene therapy may be more effective than stem cell transplant for X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency disorder, new research indicates.
14 April 2015 Scientists have made discoveries about vital proteins that could help improve the safety of cancer treatments.
14 April 2015 A new case study suggests that food allergies can be "caught" via blood transfusions.
14 April 2015 A drug developed in Southampton, UK, could dramatically improve the success of the new immunotherapy treatments used to treat blood cancers.
7 April 2015 Heart attack patients who are on anti-blood clotting drugs should not be given nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, researchers have warned.

7 April 2015 A new form of treatment is being developed to tackle a rare type of acute leukemia, predominantly affecting children.

7 April 2015 A newly-identified biological marker may help predict which patients with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia will respond well to treatment, according to a new study.

31 March 2015 People with chronic myeloid leukemia have the protein BRCA1 missing from their leukemia cells, even if they carry the non-mutated gene responsible for the production of the protein, a Polish/US study has found.

31 March 2015 Pregnant women with a severe form of sickle cell disease are six times more likely to die during or following pregnancy than women without the condition, the first research of its kind has revealed.

31 March 2015 An enzyme in hematopoietic stem cells  is central to their healthy periods of inactivity, researchers have reported.

24 March 2015 A common antibiotic could be part of treatment for cancer, it has been claimed.
24 March 2015 A new drug for treating Hodgkin lymphoma has doubled the time that patients survive without the disease progressing, a phase 3 trial has found.
24 March 2015 Transfusions with older red blood cells may be equally as beneficial for critically ill adults as transfusions with fresh blood, a new study has found.
20 March 2015 Emerging novel data from B-cell receptor inhibitor and apoptosis induction agents, maintenance therapy trials, trials in the elderly, and the ongoing molecular revolution that will change the course of CLL biology and therapy globally. The event is a must for anyone with an interest in CLL.
17 March 2015 Trying to save blood by not giving heart surgery patients transfusions may be dangerous, according to a new study.
17 March 2015 Youngsters suffering from the rare "bubble baby" disease could have access to a new treatment after US scientists found a way that could help sufferers generate an immune system.
17 March 2015 New career paths for hematologists are being carved in the US health sector because of the changes to the way the subject is being taught.
10 March 2015 A new method that enables doctors to monitor the effect of anti-cancer drugs on very rare leukemia stem cells has been developed by a team of scientists in Manchester, England.
10 March 2015 Blood  group O gives protection against malaria because it resists a glue-like protein involved in the disease,  Swedish researchers have reported.
10 March 2015 Researchers say they are closing in on a new treatment for the iron overload disease hemochromatosis.
3 March 2015 More than a million stem cell transplants have now taken place, it has been announced.
3 March 2015 German researchers have created the first living organism model that enables them to observe stem cells develop into a mature blood cell.
3 March 2015 Genetic mutations associated with leukemia are "almost inevitable" with age, according to British researchers.
24 February 2015 Trauma patients air-lifted to hospital benefit from in-flight blood transfusions, according to a major new study.
24 February 2015 Treatment in the womb could condition the bodies of children with hemophilia to accept treatments, French researchers have reported.
24 February 2015 DNA in genetic "deserts" creates wormhole-like links that can trigger cancer in far-off parts of the human genome, according to British scientists.
17 February 2015 People who have survived cancer treatment as children face a high risk of suffering from hormone deficiencies as adults, researchers have warned.
17 February 2015 People who give blood could benefit from low-dose oral iron supplements, new research suggests.
17 February 2015 Scientists have discovered a biomarker that predicts the chance of survival after stem cell transplant for aplastic anemia.

10 February 2015 A smartphone app can help patients with sickle cell disease manage their condition, doctors in London, UK, say.
10 February 2015 A drug for kidney cancer could help overcome drug resistance in patients with leukemia, researchers have reported.
10 February 2015 Bone marrow transplants have successfully been used to treat infants with a rare and fatal bone disease, researchers have reported.
4 February 2015 Patients with severe trauma and major bleeding benefit from receiving a specific ratio of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells, new research shows.
3 February 2015 Scientists have reported discovering a new mechanism by which blood platelets are formed.
3 February 2015 Multiple myeloma has a pipeline of "promising" new treatments, according to new review of care of the condition.
29 January 2015 This course will cover all aspects of clinical and laboratory haemostasis. It is particularly aimed at trainees preparing for the practical FRCPath examination but is also suitable for clinicians and scientists wishing to gain intensive training in haemostasis.
27 January 2015 A hematologist is at the centre of a deal worth millions of pounds aimed at testing and commercializing a powerful new anti-cancer treatment.
27 January 2015 Swiss scientists say they have found the "Rosetta Stone" of the immune system, opening the way to unlock its secrets.
27 January 2015 A protein-based therapy could be used to tackle drug-resistant leukemia, researchers reported yesterday. The treatment could also be used to "amplify" chemotherapy and radiotherapy, according to the developers. Researchers have developed a "fusion" protein, aimed at making a previously abandoned treatment effective. Researchers have previously tried to use the body's natural cell death cycle, using the protein TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand or TRAIL, as a cancer treatment. They believe their latest discovery will make this work by ensuring it attacks cancer cells only. It arises from their discovery of the CD19-Ligand, expressed by almost all acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells. They have successfully fused this to TRAIL, creating CD19L-sTRAIL. So far the discovery has been tested successfully in trials on laboratory mice, the researchers report in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Researcher Professor Fatih Uckun, of the University of Southern California, USA, said: "Due to its ability to anchor to the surface of cancer cells via CD19, CD19L-sTRAIL was 100,000-fold more potent than sTRAIL, and consistently killed more than 99 percent of aggressive leukemia cells taken directly from children with ALL - not only in the test tube, but also in mice. "We are hopeful that the knowledge gained from this study will open a new range of effective treatment opportunities for children with recurrent leukemia."

23 January 2015 Meeting date: 23 March 2015-24 March 2015
Meeting location / meeting documentation: Keble College, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PG
20 January 2015 Scientists have successfully created a molecule to mimic the hormone that is responsible for controlling iron levels in the body, it has been announced.
20 January 2015 Drugs need to be developed to target a protein that is "critical" to T-cell lymphoma, researchers say.

13 January 2015 Encouraging results have been seen in a recent trial of blood cancer patients who have relapsed following a donated stem cell transplantation.
13 January 2015 A new drug for blood cancer has failed to impress assessors in Germany, where experts say developers have failed to supply enough information.

13 January 2015 Researchers say new discoveries highlight the critical role of a gene in the development of acute myeloid leukemia.
8 January 2015 John Goldman (1938 - 2013) was a renowned haematologist and a pioneer in the treatment of leukaemia. His charity, Leuka, has created a fellowship programme aimed at those with a passion for science and a desire to translate scientific advances into clinical practice. Leuka is pleased to invite applications for the first of its John Goldman Fellowships for Future Science awards.
6 January 2015 Scientists have discovered that just a small group of cells trigger the spread of multiple myeloma.
6 January 2015 A novel treatment is showing promise for patients with treatment-resistant or relapsed acute myelogenous leukemia, researchers have reported.
6 January 2015 A new drug combination for patients with high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia has shown promise in early trials, researchers have reported.
30 December 2014 New screening techniques can help researchers track down the source of cancer drug resistance quickly, scientists have reported.
30 December 2014 Scientists have developed a test which, they hope, could help improve the treatment of graft versus host disease when it follows stem cell transplants.
23 December 2014 A newly discovered mechanism for regulating cell death may plea a key role in a form of lymphoma, German researchers have revealed.

23 December 2014 Analyzing RNA may help decide the right treatment for patients with acute myeloid leukemia, researchers have reported.

23 December 2014 Complications of blood transfusion during surgery may be "significantly under-reported", according to a new study.
16 December 2014 Brain impairments in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia may be linked to certain genes, researchers have found.
16 December 2014 An immunotherapy trial has shown improved outcomes for relapsed transplant recipients.
16 December 2014 A recombinant factor VIII product has proved effective in treating the highest risk patients with hemophilia A, a conference has heard.
9 December 2014 A breast cancer drug could be used to treat some blood disorders for which there is no known cure, a new study has discovered.
9 December 2014 The development of immunotherapy to tackle blood cancers is showing some its "most exciting developments to date", a major conference has heard.
9 December 2014 Outcomes are improving for patients with hard to treat forms of lymphoma and multiple myeloma, a major conference has heard.
5 December 2014 Vol. 515 No. 7528_supp ppS157-S200
3 December 2014 Anaesthesia announces the publication of a special supplement on 'Transfusion, Thrombosis and Management of Bleeding', to coincide with the UK launch of Patient Blood Management in the NHS
2 December 2014 A project that monitors the physical activity of people with hemophilia has been launched in Spain.
2 December 2014 Hydroxyurea therapy has been proven to provide safe and effective disease management of sickle cell anemia (SCA) and reduce the risk of stroke, researchers say.
2 December 2014 A new therapy that overcomes treatment resistance in aggressive forms of leukemia has been developed, it has been revealed.
25 November 2014 A gene therapy for hemophilia has proved successful in helping men with a severe form of the disease, it has been announced.
25 November 2014 Immunotherapy is set to join the other "therapies" as a standard treatment for cancer, a conference has been hearing
25 November 2014 A trial of a potential new drug for relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia is showing promising results, a European conference has heard.
18 November 2014
Hopes for a new treatment for lymphoma have been dashed by the discovery of serious side-effects in laboratory studies, researchers have reported.


18 November 2014
Scientists say they may have discovered a new approach to treating chronic myeloid leukemia, aimed at helping to tackle drug resistance.


18 November 2014
Blood thinning drugs may help protect organs being used for transplantation, according to a new study.


11 November 2014 Researchers have offered new hope for a treatment for myeloproliferative neoplasms.
11 November 2014 Doubt has been cast over theories that air pollution caused by overhead power lines is linked to the development of childhood leukemia.
11 November 2014 A novel drug is in development for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, it has been announced.
4 November 2014 Patients undergoing heart surgery fare much better through having transfusions from newly-donated blood, according to a new study.


4 November 2014 A plea for improved care for elderly patients who suffer from myelodysplastic syndromes has won support.


4 November 2014 A new way to "edit" genomes has enabled mice to be cured of hemophilia, giving hope among researchers looking to cure genetic disease.
28 October 2014 Two major cancer charities have teamed up to boost early clinical trials of drugs for patients with blood diseases, it has been announced.
28 October 2014 New international guidelines seek to encourage doctors to diagnose multiple myeloma before symptoms occur.
28 October 2014 Some patients infected with the Ebola virus have been treated with blood transfusions - and now a major European research project has been launched to test the treatment.
21 October 2014 Blood tests for high calcium levels could be used to detect a range of cancers at an early stage, researchers have revealed.
21 October 2014 HIV may be able to hide for years in people who seem to be cured of infection, according to a new study.
21 October 2014 New discoveries have been made on the genetic causes of certain forms of cancer.
14 October 2014 New findings are challenging long-held beliefs about the origins of blood cells in the human body.
14 October 2014 A new gene therapy for "bubble boy" disease appears to be both effective and safe, an international clinical trial has found.
14 October 2014 British scientists may have found a drug that could tackle multiple myeloma without causing serious side-effects, it was announced last night.
13 October 2014 Video presentation by Irene Roberts, Professor of Paediatric Haematology, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital

7 October 2014 The modern HIV epidemic began in Kinshasa, now the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the early 1920s, according to a new study published.
7 October 2014 Breast implants may trigger the development of a rare kind of cancer in some women, researchers have found.
7 October 2014 Scientists have found that platelets alter their clotting action depending on the environment they find themselves in.
30 September 2014 Blood plasma treatments may have a key role in helping to tackle the Ebola virus epidemic in Africa, the World Health Organization has said.


30 September 2014 A new device called a "biospleen" could help to treat people with the life-threatening condition sepsis.


30 September 2014 Researchers are hoping that a study of a gene linked to leukemia may lead to new treatments.
23 September 2014 British researchers are hoping to pinpoint a single gene responsible for a common form of leukemia.
23 September 2014 Patients treated for follicular lymphoma should be monitored using a kind of PET scanning, researchers say today.
23 September 2014 Tyrosine kinase inhibitors may improve outcomes for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to new findings.
16 September 2014 A whole new approach to treating cancer could open up after a drug trial targeting the mitochondria was found to be safe in leukemia patients, researchers have reported.
16 September 2014 Blood that has been stored for a long time becomes less elastic and is unable to carry oxygen into the body's tiny microcapillaries,researchers have revealed.
16 September 2014 A new guideline for managing sickle cell disease recommends use of the drug hydroxyurea and transfusion therapy.
9 September 2014 Genetically altered lettuce could provide the key to improving treatment for hemophilia, researchers have revealed.
9 September 2014 The health services need a complete "redesign" of blood transfusion procedures to eliminate errors and reduce side-effects, according to a major report published in the UK.
9 September 2014 A new treatment may be on the horizon for anemia caused by inflammation.
2 September 2014 A new test for sickle cell disease could cost just a few pence a time, researchers revealed last night.
2 September 2014 Death rates of children from leukemia have halved in the last ten years, according to an analysis published today.
2 September 2014 A new study has investigated the usefulness of newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency.
26 August 2014 British scientists have successfully used stem cells to grow a fully functioning organ in a living animal, it has been announced.
26 August 2014 A new procedure may help improve outcomes for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
26 August 2014 Norwegian researchers have announced new techniques for predicting when patients with B-cell lymphoma will face a down-turn in the disease.
19 August 2014 The blood clotting drug tranexamic acid helps prevent blood transfusions during orthopedic surgery, according to a new study.
19 August 2014 A threadworm drug, an anti-fungal drug and an antacid are among common medicines that might be used to treat cancer, researchers have revealed.
19 August 2014 Two different approaches to treating deep vein thrombosis have similar outcomes, according to a new study.
12 August 2014 Scientists may be on the way to discovering a new treatment for beta-thalassemia based on gene therapy, it has been announced.
12 August 2014 Scientists may have a discovered a weakness in the cells that trigger relapse of acute myeloid leukemia.
12 August 2014 New findings support the use of clot-busting drugs early on in the treatment of stroke.
8 August 2014 Latest figures released end of July 2014
5 August 2014 Scientists have found no increase in cancer rates among young people living near two major UK nuclear power stations, according to a new study.
5 August 2014 A possible alternative to chemotherapy for a common childhood leukemia has been identified, researchers say.
5 August 2014 Cancer treatments could be improved by blocking the body's ability to repair damaged cells, British researchers have revealed.
29 July 2014 Most of the human population may benefit from gene variations which help replenish healthy red blood cells, researchers reveal today.
29 July 2014 Fully-functional human platelets can now be created in a bioreactor developed by experts at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
29 July 2014 There was controversy yesterday over a study which revealed that thousands of blood donors are infected with a usually harmless liver virus.
22 July 2014 The genetic recipe behind the turning stem cells into red and white cells that make up human blood has been revealed.
22 July 2014 The molecular mechanism of a key reaction that initiates blood clotting has been discovered by American scientists.
22 July 2014 Scientists have identified a possible way of examining human blood stem cells in animals, without the need for irradiation.
15 July 2014 Problems with care and access to treatments may explain major differences in the survival of patients with blood cancer across Europe, according to a major new study.
15 July 2014 The vaccine used to prevent cervical cancer is not linked to venous thromboembolism, researchers have reported.
15 July 2014 DNA linked to aging could help doctors determine the prospects with a common form of leukemia, according to British researchers.
8 July 2014 A hematologist has expressed dismay at a Scottish decision to reject a powerful new drug for multiple myeloma.
8 July 2014 People who work night shifts might benefit their health by undertaking regular blood donations, scientists say.
8 July 2014 New findings from a trial of stem-cell transplant for sickle cell disease show that many patients recover well and can safely come off anti-rejection drugs.
30 June 2014 A newly-discovered class of lipids could help the development of new therapies for leukemia, researchers have reported.
30 June 2014 Stem cell transplants have mixed results for patients with a severe form of sclerosis, Dutch researchers have reported.
30 June 2014 A hard to treat form of breast cancer has genetic links with leukemia, according to a new study.
24 June 2014 A method that could protect patients against fatal infections following a transplant has been developed by German scientists.
24 June 2014 A new approach has been identified that may help make the immune system more efficient against leukemia cells.
24 June 2014 A red blood cell transfusion after trauma may put a patient at increased risk unless it is used for life-saving, researchers have warned.
17 June 2014 Cancer specialists have welcomed new European rules on clinical trials, saying they will lead to speedier evaluation of new treatments.
17 June 2014 A new hematology drug may be able to help patients with one of the rarest blood cancers, a major conference has heard.
17 June 2014 Access to safe blood transfusions could save the lives of thousands of women every year, campaigners say.
17 June 2014 Few people know this but Sickle Cell is the UK's biggest genetic blood disorder, affecting more people than other conditions like Cystic Fibrosis, for example. With this in mind you would think that general awareness would be wide spread and patient services not only exceptional but readily available, wouldn't you?
16 June 2014 Scientists working on artificial blood have begun a new project to
develop a "one-size-fits-all, third generation blood substitute," it has
been announced.
12 June 2014 The mechanism that causes drugs to stop acting against leukemia and other cancers has been revealed.

10 June 2014 Fasting can trigger stem cell regeneration of the immune system when it has been damaged, a study has revealed.
4 June 2014 As many as a quarter of children with leukemia do not take their maintenance medication, according to a US study.
3 June 2014 Doctors face a major challenge to improve diagnosis and treatment of patients with HIV when they develop lymphoma that affects the central nervous system, a conference has heard.
3 June 2014 An 'important' sub-set of cells has been discovered that helps the body identify infection threats.
2 June 2014 The British Society for Haematology (BSH) 54th Annual Scientific Meeting was held on 28th - 30th April 2014. The following series of short films brings you the highlights from the conference. Click here!
28 May 2014 New discoveries on immune system suppression may help fight cancer.
27 May 2014 Patients with sickle cell disease are uniquely vulnerable to genetic adaptations in the bacteria that pose a major threat to them, researchers have warned.
27 May 2014 The British healthcare watchdog the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is set not to back the drug Revlimid(lenalidomide) for certain myelodysplastic syndromes.
21 May 2014  
20 May 2014 A charity which pioneered the matching of bone marrow donors has invested in a new technology for advanced tissue typing for its stem cell registry.
20 May 2014 New findings suggest that re-using a patient's own blood lost during surgery leads to greater benefits than transfusing banked blood.
20 May 2014 Many cancers may be driven by stem cells, responsible for producing a range of other cells, according to a new study.
13 May 2014 A new antiviral drug can help protect patients who undergo bone marrow transplant, according to a German study.
13 May 2014 New findings on DNA repair could one day help patients with genetic diseases such as Fanconi anemia.
13 May 2014 Research on the link between obesity and multiple myeloma could lead to new treatments.
6 May 2014 New advice has been published on care for patients taking newly developed oral anticoagulant drugs as an alternative to warfarin.
6 May 2014 Male health may be affected by loss of the Y-chromosome, researchers have reported.
6 May 2014 Engineers say they have created a chip which acts like human bone marrow.
29 April 2014 A drug approved to treat hemophilia A has no proven added benefit, a German benefits assessment study has claimed.
29 April 2014 A smart phone app that can detect leukemia is among the innovations shown at a science fair in England.
29 April 2014 A small gene that is embedded in a larger, well-known gene has been found to be the main cause of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), new US research has found.
23 April 2014 People with cancer who suffer from anemia should be given drugs that boost the level of red blood cells, according to British experts.
23 April 2014 Researchers have announced new findings about the link between Down's syndrome and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
23 April 2014 The Mediterranean lifestyle may help to keep the blood healthy, according to a new study.
15 April 2014 Eating organic food may feel healthy - but it does not cut the risk of developing cancer, according to the findings of a major study.
15 April 2014 A new DNA-based testing system can provide rapid and highly accurate details of donated blood, French researchers reported yesterday.
15 April 2014 New findings about a key hormone are helping to explain how platelet production is controlled, researchers have reported.
8 April 2014 A tool has been developed to help doctors decide when young adults with sickle cell disease can move into adult care.
8 April 2014 Giving hospital patients red blood cell transfusions only if their hemoglobin level is low can prevent infections, new research shows.
8 April 2014 A new approach to leukemia testing has been described as "game changing" by the molecular pathologist who led the US study.
1 April 2014 A study of hereditary skin cancer may have identified a major new gene linked to some forms of leukemia, researchers say.
1 April 2014 The first guidelines for the care of pregnant women with the blood condition thalassemia have been published.
1 April 2014 Scientists have unveiled new genetic findings about blood cells, aimed at understanding how they develop from stem cells.
25 March 2014 Some children with a rare form of leukemia are victims of a "chromosome catastrophe," British researchers have revealed.
25 March 2014 Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia are vulnerabe to most infections - except one virus, according to Austrian researchers.
25 March 2014 Pulmonary hypertension is a growing problem for patients with sickle cell disease as treatments improve survival, experts have warned.
18 March 2014 A simple questionnaire could help to predict likely survival rates of patients with chronic graft-vs.-host disease (GVHD), new US research has revealed.
18 March 2014 Stroke survivors can lose a month of disability-free life for every 15-minute delay they have in receiving clot-busting treatment, researchers have reported.
18 March 2014 A pill that suppresses a key regulator of cancer growth may provide hope to relapsed leukemia and lymphoma patients who have run out of treatment options.
11 March 2014 British scientists have taken steps towards finding ways of detecting the risk of resistance to the powerful anti-leukemia drug imatinib.
11 March 2014 New findings may improve treatment for a rare but life-threatening blood disorder, researchers say.
11 March 2014 Spanish researchers say they have made new progress in deciphering the genetic secrets of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
4 March 2014 Black people could be twice the risk of developing a type of bone marrow cancer than white people because they have a higher chance of developing a precursor condition, researchers say.
4 March 2014 Doctors should step up the use of new anticoagulant therapies to help protect patients at high risk of stroke, according to new guidelines.
4 March 2014 Scientists have identified a new type of blood cell that can calm immune overactivity and inflammation.
25 February 2014 Babies with leukemia have inherited a genetic predisposition that can make them highly susceptible to the disease, according to a US study.
25 February 2014 Discoveries about how the body responds to viral infections could open up new treatments for some cancers of the blood, such as leukemia, researchers say.
25 February 2014 Specific stem cells have been discovered that may trigger relapse in patients with acute myeloid leukemia.
18 February 2014 The immune system kills cells that undergo 'spontaneous' changes, thereby preventing cancer from developing, new research by Australian scientists has found.
18 February 2014 A study into the genetics of aggressive acute myeloid leukemia has identified a new target for cancer treatment.
18 February 2014 A new drive to improve the health of blood donors is to be launched in the UK.
11 February 2014 Researchers have rejected the idea that children brought up near power lines face an increased risk of developing leukemia.
11 February 2014 British researchers have found a gene which may lie behind diseases linked to failure of bone marrow, it has been announced.
11 February 2014 A new treatment could lead to a clot-busting therapy that does not increase risk of bleeding, according to Swedish researchers.
4 February 2014 A new antibody treatment is to be tested against B-cell lymphoma, it has been announced.
4 February 2014 Music therapy has been found to be effective at helping young cancer patients boost their coping skills and resilience.
4 February 2014 A new method of scanning could benefit patients with myeloma, reducing the need for painful bone marrow biopsies, researchers say.
3 February 2014  First ever worldwide study of HLA epitope-matched platelet transfusion in aplastic anaemia (AA), MDA and AML patients. 
28 January 2014 More investigations are needed to establish why people with sickle cell trait need more anemia drugs when they undergo dialysis, experts say.
28 January 2014 Girls treated for Hodgkin's disease during adolescence have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, a German study has found.
28 January 2014 New findings suggest that a mechanism that causes premature cell aging could be harnessed in the fight against some forms of blood cancer.
21 January 2014 Red blood cells are "shape-shifters", scientists have reported.
21 January 2014 A skin cancer drug has proved effective in treating a rare form of leukemia, British researchers reported yesterday.
21 January 2014 A thorough examination of the genes involved in multiple myeloma has thrown up some complex results.
15 January 2014 Scientists may soon be able to produce artificial bone marrow to help treat a range of hematological diseases, it has been announced.
15 January 2014 British researchers say they have made new discoveries in the search to understand a common blood cancer that affects children.
15 January 2014 Scientists have found a new gene involved in the development of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, it has been announced.
7 January 2014 Scientists have found a new gene involved in the development of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, it has been announced.
7 January 2014 A new drug treatment is soon to be made available for the treatment of aggressive non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma, regulators in England have announced.
7 January 2014 New findings are increasing the understanding of the group of blood cancers called myelodysplastic syndromes.
31 December 2013 A new approach to lymphoma treatment is being investigated by scientists at the University of the Basque Country in Spain.
31 December 2013 A new study suggests that men with Hodgkin lymphoma can boost their chances of fatherhood if they store frozen samples before treatment.
31 December 2013 Scientists have discovered a possible new target for drugs to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
24 December 2013 Encouraging findings have been reported from a three year study of the use of drug treatment following stem cell transplants for patients with Hodgkin disease.
24 December 2013 A humanized monoclonal antibody could offer improvements in treatment for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a conference has heard.
24 December 2013 A single gene may be involved in a whole range of types of cancer, according to a new study.
17 December 2013 A novel drug is showing promising results for the treatment of multiple myeloma, according to a multi-national study.
17 December 2013 Patients with heart disease should only receive red blood cell transfusions if they have severe anemia, according to new guidelines.
17 December 2013 Four new regions of a genome have been discovered linked to an increase in susceptibility to chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
10 December 2013 Young women and children are still more likely to suffer from anemia, despite increasing efforts to diagnose and treat the condition on a global scale.
10 December 2013 A radical new technique, based on reprogramming immune system cells, is proving a "powerful" treatment, researchers revealed yesterday.
10 December 2013 A list of common hematology tests, treatments, and procedures that are not always necessary have been produced by the American Society of Hematology (ASH) as part of the US-wide Choosing Wisely campaign.
3 December 2013 The discovery of DNA that allows the growth of cancerous blood cells may help scientists to understand how drugs, currently under testing, can stop their proliferation.
3 December 2013 New findings suggest that genetic information about a patient does not benefit dosage decisions.
3 December 2013 Some cancers linked to age could be the result of the body's battle against aging rather than genetic damage, according to a new study.
26 November 2013 Many Europeans may benefit from an immune system boost they received from ancient Neanderthals, scientists have claimed.
26 November 2013 A drug that has previously been available for acute myeloid leukemia, but is now withdrawn, may be beneficial following bone marrow transplant.
26 November 2013 A difference in blood clotting could help explain the effects of race on heart disease outcomes, according to a new study.
19 November 2013 Tailored pre-transplant doses of chemotherapy boosts survival rates among those with a rare immune deficiency, new research from Canada has found.
19 November 2013 A chemotherapy drug prevents rejection in bone marrow transplants by interacting with a particular immune system cell, researchers have reported.
19 November 2013 A genetic breakthrough at two European centers could help revolutionize research into stem cell therapies.
12 November 2013 A child has been cured of peanut allergy by a bone marrow transplant, it has been revealed.
12 November 2013 A tool that measures the quality of life for children and adults with  thalassemia has been created by Canadian researchers.
12 November 2013 Scientists may have found the "invisibility cloak" that protects the HIV virus to evade the human immune system.
5 November 2013 A "bouquet-like" map of a key part of the body's immune system has been created by scientists.
5 November 2013 A safer method of preventing blood clots may become possible thanks to research from the University of Illinois, USA.
5 November 2013 People with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who have early stem cell transplants do not improve their overall survival rates - but early transplantation can be beneficial for patients who are at the very highest risk, according to a new study.
29 October 2013 A new gene variation has been linked to increased risk of developing a dangerous type of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
28 October 2013 Patients who have received stem cell transplants may suffer diminished sexual health, according to a new study.
28 October 2013 Spanish researchers say they have successfully unlocked many of the genetic secrets of one of the most agressive forms of lymphoma.
22 October 2013 Low levels of a 'sunshine vitamin' are linked with anemia in children, it has been reported.
22 October 2013 An "unexpected" scientific discovery may provide the key to slowing the aging of blood cells, researchers revealed.
22 October 2013 People who succumb to respiratory infections and suffer from lung damage may be suffering from a rare genetic disease, researchers revealed today.
15 October 2013 Children treated for cancer may suffer damage to their hearts - but they should be encouraged to live healthy lives to counteract this, according to the findings of a major new study.
15 October 2013 A simple change in temperature has offered hope for a new technique to boost cord blood transplants, researchers have reported.
15 October 2013 Scientists have discovered a new cause of drug resistance in chronic myeloid leukemia.
8 October 2013 Children with an inherited genetic defect in an anti-inflammatory pathway have been found to have a predisposition to lymphoma, according to new French research.
8 October 2013 A new target has been found that could help prevent acute chest syndrome - a complication of sickle cell disease.
8 October 2013 New therapeutic targets for people with particular types of leukemia or blood cancer are a step closer after US scientists discovered a way to stop mutations of KIT receptors.
1 October 2013 Immune system strength may be determined by genes, according to a major European study.
1 October 2013 People who are married fare much better in the face of cancers such as lymphoma than others, researchers have reported.
1 October 2013 A mutant gene that causes leukemia may rely on an unhealthy partnership with its healthy counterpart, researchers have revealed.
24 September 2013 Powerful drugs for multiple myeloma are failing in the long-term because they are not getting to the root of the disease, researchers have found.
24 September 2013 Bone marrow transplants could be made dramatically more effective by identifying donors whose blood contains innate cancer-fighting qualities, researchers have revealed.
24 September 2013 Workers involved in a major clean-up following an oil spill may have been placed at risk of blood diseases, researchers have warned.
17 September 2013 Children living near nuclear power plants do not face an increased risk from two blood cancers, British researchers report.
17 September 2013 An inherited genetic mutation that is linked to a specific childhood leukemia has been identified by a team of US researchers.
17 September 2013 About 3,000 international experts are expected to attend the Thalassemia International Federation (TIF) World Congress 2013 in Abu Dhabi next month.
9 September 2013 Coating artery-opening stents with a new compound could help to reduce the risk of blood clots, researchers have reported.
9 September 2013 Hydroxyurea improves outcomes and cut costs for young children with sickle cell anemia, according to a major new study.
9 September 2013 Scientists have found a gene which may be responsible for some of the most severe forms of childhood leukemia.
8 September 2013  
3 September 2013 Scientists have found a new function of a molecule that is known to help in the formation of blood cell types.
3 September 2013 Researchers may have found a new therapeutic use for a protein that plays an important role in regulating normal blood cell development.
3 September 2013 Patients who benefit from successful treatment for Hogkin's lymphoma may go on to face an increased risk of another cancer, researchers have warned.
27 August 2013 A gene for aging is among several new ones linked to myeloma, British researchers have reported.
27 August 2013 Canadian researchers have developed an experimental treatment that can kill human leukemia cells and eradicate the disease in mice.
27 August 2013 Scientists have reported finding gene mutations that increase the risk of acute myeloid leukemia.
20 August 2013 A gene for ageing is among several new ones linked to myeloma, British researchers reported last night.
20 August 2013 New figures show a large rise in survival rates for a rare subtype of acute lymphoblastic leukemia with a chromosomal abnormality called iAMP21.
20 August 2013 Scientists have made new discoveries on the molecular changes that can lead to lymphomas.
13 August 2013 New research has found a lymphoma risk for patients with celiac disease who have ongoing damage to their intestines.
13 August 2013 British researchers have found a powerful new cell in the bone marrow able to generate blood clotting platelets.
13 August 2013 Elderly people who suffer from anemia face a hugely increased risk of developing dementia, researchers warned last night.
5 August 2013 Scientists have developed a new method of targeting drugs using molecular "robots" which pinpoint the specific cells involved in a disease.
5 August 2013 More research is urgently needed to help patients with HIV-associated lymphoma, say experts.
5 August 2013 Young women receiving treatment for cancer may not be happy with information they are given about preserving fertility, according to a new study.
30 July 2013 Unexpected findings offer hope of radical new treatment for acute myeloid leukemia, British researchers reported last night.
30 July 2013 A simple treatment could save the lives of countless bleeding trauma patients and is "shockingly" neglected, experts say today.
30 July 2013 Scientists have made new discoveries about the behavior of blood stem cells.
23 July 2013 The number of people with sickle cell anemia is rising around the world, according to new figures.
23 July 2013 New findings suggest that radio-immunotherapy can be safe and effective for certain patients with lymphoma.
23 July 2013 Changes to the DNA might be the reason why people with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of blood cancer, according to new findings.
16 July 2013 Scientists say they are getting close to a new therapy for a difficult-to-treat precursor to leukemia after they discovered how a malfunctioning immune system enzyme can kill diseased cells.
16 July 2013 A "back to basics" approach is needed to reduce the level of error in the blood transfusion process, British experts say.
16 July 2013 Large amounts of plasma are wasted in current blood transfusion practice - and this could lead to an increased risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction, researchers have warned.
15 July 2013 An interesting overview of current issues can be found - click below!

9 July 2013 People of black African origin who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia do not live as long as Caucasians with the disease, despite receiving the same care, according to a new report.
9 July 2013 Scientists have discovered a potential new method of testing for blood-related diseases using sound waves.
9 July 2013 A drive to prevent venous thromboembolism has successfully saved lives, it has been claimed.
2 July 2013 Researchers announced a potential breakthrough in sickle cell gene therapy last night.
2 July 2013 British researchers say they have drawn up the most precise computer simulation to date of the movement of red blood cells around the human body.
2 July 2013 Guidelines have been released to help doctors decide which patients over the age of 60 with myelodysplastic syndromes could benefit from a stem cell transplant.
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25 June 2013 Experts have identified certain types of chronic graft-versus-host disease that bring a risk of worse outcomes.
25 June 2013 New draft guidance has been released on the bleeding disorder, chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura.
25 June 2013 Children with leukemia could benefit from a discovery that has revealed how cancer cells diverge from normal regenerating cells.
18 June 2013 A drug that can target drug-resistant anemias has been developed and researchers say it could help patients increase their red blood cell production.
18 June 2013 A new drug that targets a key protein could help to extend the lives of people who are in the terminal stages of chronic myeloid leukemia.
18 June 2013 The World Health Organisation has called for all countries across the globe to obtain their blood and blood products from unpaid volunteer donors by 2020.
11 June 2013 A new gene mutation has been identified that affects the production of blood stem cells, researchers say today.
11 June 2013 Genes have been identified that can help predict how people of African origin will react to the blood thinner warfarin.
11 June 2013 Scientists in the USA have found a way of creating unlimited numbers of human red blood cells that could reduce the need for blood donors.
3 June 2013 A drug that resembles thalidomide has gained European approval for use in treating patients with multiple myeloma.
3 June 2013 New guidance is available on the question of stopping blood thinning drugs in advance of surgery.
3 June 2013 Bone marrow transplant therapy could become possible for patients with diseases such as multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes, researchers have reported.
28 May 2013 Improved treatments have doubled survival rates from cancers of the lymph system, according to new figures.
28 May 2013 The medical world needs to take steps to plan for increased demand for donated blood, experts have warned.
28 May 2013 A technology aimed at speeding diagnosis and treatment of hematological cancers is being increasingly adopted by British hospitals.
21 May 2013 Scientists in America have successfully undertaken a procedure reported by some to be a step towards human cloning, it has been announced.
21 May 2013 Scientists are investigating a potential new  target for treating acute myeloid leukemia.
21 May 2013 An enzyme found in a gene that protects against bacterial infection and excessive blood clotting could be used to help develop new treatments for deep-vein thrombosis.
13 May 2013 Bone marrow transplantation after chemotherapy could be made more successful with the use of nerve-protecting agents, scientists have found.
13 May 2013 Researchers say they have found a way of reducing the need for blood transfusions during and after operations.
13 May 2013 Scientists have revealed a reason why the HIV vaccine has been less successful than expected.
7 May 2013 Scientists have successfully mapped most of the genetic mutations that lie behind acute myeloid leukemia, it has been announced.
7 May 2013 Swedish researchers say they are about to begin testing a new antibody treatment for multiple myeloma.
7 May 2013 Survival rates for teenagers and young adults with cancer vary hugely, depending on the type of disease they have, a study has revealed.
30 April 2013 The cost of chronic myeloid leukemia medicine is becoming prohibitively expensive in the USA and could lead to patients being untreated or under-treated, senior doctors have warned.
30 April 2013 Scientists have discovered why the drug rituximab is so effective at killing cancerous B cells - and the finding could help with the creation of a new generation of cancer drugs.
30 April 2013 Most children who have received a stem cell transplant need to be readmitted to hospital within six months, researchers have warned.
22 April 2013 A common heart disease drug can help prevent the damage caused by radiotherapy to the heart and lungs, researchers have reported.
22 April 2013 A new treatment might successfully target the cause of relapse in patients with a common kind of leukaemia, researchers have reported.
22 April 2013 Blood stem cells can make large amounts of white blood cells in response to an immune system emergency, according to a mew study.
15 April 2013 A gene has been discovered that may help to unravel a human blood group mystery.
15 April 2013 Treatment for a common bleeding disorder could be more effective after UK-based scientists analyzed stem cells to discover how it develops.
15 April 2013 German scientists are hoping an antibody will hold vital clues to helping leukemia patients who develop complications after bone marrow transplants.
8 April 2013 British researchers say they have taken a major step towards pin-pointing women who are at increased risk of blood clots after giving birth.
8 April 2013 A new device has been developed to aid the diagnosis of multiple myeloma.
8 April 2013 A protein involved in how a cell responds to stress is also critical in the development of a type of leukemia, researchers have reported.
2 April 2013 Scientists have found a possible way of 'rejuvenating' blood so that it resembles blood of a much younger person.
2 April 2013 Researchers say they are close to being able to produce massive amounts of adult stem cells to order.
31 March 2013 White blood cells play a crucial role in controlling the levels of red blood cells, researchers have discovered.
26 March 2013 Cancer treatment for teenagers and young adults is getting better - but could improve faster, experts have reported.
26 March 2013 Children who are successfully treated for leukemia may go on to develop chronic fatigue as adults, researchers have warned.
26 March 2013 US and French researchers have solved a 60-year mystery into the rare blood type, known as Vel-negative.
18 March 2013 Cord blood may be a better treatment than bone marrow for children born with the rare condition, Hurler's syndrome, Dutch researchers have reported.
18 March 2013 The treatment given to women at risk of giving birth to rhesus babies is plagued with errors in the UK, according to a major study.
18 March 2013 The venom of the tarantula could help to treat a hereditary form of anemia, researchers have reported.
11 March 2013 Some of the most serious complications of a bone marrow transplant can be overcome by stopping a signal pathway in some of the transplanted cells, researchers say.
11 March 2013 A leading hematologist says he has discovered the third and final missing piece in a genetic puzzle into an unusual form of hemophilia - after more than 20 years.
11 March 2013 Treatments for an aggressive lymphoma could become less toxic after scientists found a way to shutdown a powerful master protein that works "like a Swiss Army knife".
5 March 2013 Donated blood begins to lose its potency after three weeks - suggesting that six weeks is too long to store it, researchers have warned.
4 March 2013 Distinct niches in bone marrow that nurture blood stem cells have been discovered, which could help new cancer treatments or improve the success of stem cell transplants.
4 March 2013 Scientists are hoping to develop a pioneering new treatment for myeloma after winning a major grant.
25 February 2013 Applications are invited a new award of a BSH Early Stage Investigator Start-up Fellowship.
25 February 2013 The risk of cancer treatment-related leukemia has been measured by a team of researchers at the US National Cancer Institute.
25 February 2013 German scientists have claimed a "significant" breakthrough after the success of a simplified treatment for two types of leukemia.
25 February 2013 Belgian scientists believe that one medicine could treat both HIV and an aggressive form of leukemia after discovering the role of a particular protein.
20 February 2013 The flow of plasma may play a crucial role in the health of blood vessels, researchers say.
18 February 2013 More than one million blood stem cell transplants have now taken place globally, campaigners have revealed.
18 February 2013 A blue dye could help surgeons determine safe doses of the anti-coagulant heparin, British researchers say.
13 February 2013 Scientists say they may have found a weak link in lymphoid leukemia, allowing the development of a radical new treatment.
11 February 2013 British university researchers are setting out to find ways to manufacture blood and other cells.
11 February 2013 A new group of cells have been identified that indicate whether a male patient who has received a bone marrow transplant from a female donor will develop chronic graft-versus-host disease.
5 February 2013 A gene that is required for plasma cells to survive could lead to better treatments for such diseases as myeloma and chronic immune disorders, researchers say today.
4 February 2013 Scientists have unlocked new secrets about the role of enzyme TET2 in blood cell formation and the development of cancer.
4 February 2013 Patients with a type of bone marrow cancer could find new hope with the new drug pomalidomide.
28 January 2013 Leukemia might best be treated by concentrating on boosting healthy bone marrow cells, British researchers say.
28 January 2013 Scientists have discovered a novel way of depriving lymphoma cells of a nutrient that they need to survive - using gold.
28 January 2013 Human genes contain DNA arranged in quadruple helixes - and it is sometimes linked to cancer, researchers have revealed.
24 January 2013 The American Society of Hematology (ASH) 54th Annual Meeting - highlights in a series of short films.
21 January 2013 Sustained treatment of HIV infection early on in the disease can have long term benefits for patients, researchers have reported.
21 January 2013 BloodMed Red Cells Section Editor, Professor Swee Lay Thein, notes that deferasirox is now approved for treating iron overload in Non-Transfusion-Dependent-Thalassaemia (NTDT)

21 January 2013 Researchers are setting out to find cancer cells' secret hiding places in a new project based in London, UK.
14 January 2013 Ethnic minority donors can be deterred by religious objections and pressure from others, according to a study of blood stem cell donors.
14 January 2013 Some kinds of lymphoma may owe a great deal to changes in the epigenome - the way the body manages genes, researchers say.
14 January 2013 An inherited genetic defect may predispose children to acute lymphoblastic leukemia, researchers have found.
7 January 2013 A list of dangerous mutations within lymphoma cells should boost understanding of the disease, according to researchers.
7 January 2013 A chemotherapy agent that can destroy the malignant cells responsible for acute lymphocytic leukemia has been described as delivering a "Trojan horse" assault on cancer cells.
7 January 2013 Patients with sickle cell disease rely more on emergency hospital treatment when they become adults, an expert says.
31 December 2012 Giving blood transfusions to heart attack patients is linked with substantially increased death rates, according to a major analysis published.
31 December 2012 A chronic drugs shortage in the USA has had a severe impact on young patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, researchers have warned.
31 December 2012 An adult version of one of the most common forms of child leukemia is genetically different, Belgian researchers have revealed.
25 December 2012 A concentrated form of a compound that is found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli could be used to treat leukemia, researchers say.
25 December 2012 Dark chocolate rich in cocoa may have a powerful ability to prevent men from heart disease and other illnesses linked to blood clotting, according to Scottish researchers.
17 December 2012 A study of malaria could offer a new anti-coagulant as well as new treatments for the disease.
17 December 2012 Umbilical cord transplants may work better after laboratory preparation to boost cell numbers, researchers have reported.
17 December 2012 The risk of hemorrhage for older patients who take warfarin is much higher than clinical trials claim, a new study has found.
9 December 2012 Genetic research has triggered major progress in the study of red blood cells, researchers have reported.
9 December 2012 British researchers have reported encouraging findings from early trials of a DNA vaccine for leukemia on patients.
9 December 2012 Hematologists are making progress in developing personalized treatment based on genetic studies, a major conference has heard.
6 December 2012 There is growing interest in the drug bendamustine for the treatment of some blood cancers, according to the program for a major conference.
5 December 2012  
3 December 2012 A new treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia could offer promising results for "patients who have run out of options".
3 December 2012 Part of the immune system could be manipulated into fighting cancer and other diseases more effectively after the discovery of a novel cell signaling process.
25 November 2012 A senior hematologist is to be honored when the profession meets next month for its major annual conference.
25 November 2012 Russian researchers searching for causes of hemophilia have made a critical discovery about blood clotting.
22 November 2012 A process intended to help protect cells from rogue proteins plays a key role in the development of lymphoma, researchers have reported.
20 November 2012 A gene linked to some kinds of blood cancer plays a key role in the development of the brain, researchers revealed yesterday.
20 November 2012 Treatment for an aggressive type of leukemia might be on the way after scientists discovered that it could be caused partly by inflammation.
16 November 2012  
13 November 2012 A genetic mistake lies behind many cases of a rare childhood leukemia, researchers have revealed.
13 November 2012 A  leukemia drug may also be able to help some patients with lymphoma, researchers have reported.
13 November 2012 A new kind of "smart drug" has shown it can improve treatment for patients with leukemia, researchers have reported.
5 November 2012 New anticoagulant drugs could be used to protect people with abnormal heart rhythm from risk of stroke, European experts say.
5 November 2012 A new technique shows how myeloids play a crucial role in the immune system defence against infections and tissue damage.
5 November 2012 A potential new treatment for some adult B-acute lymphoblastic leukemias has been identified by US scientists studying epigenetic changes.
30 October 2012 Scientists have discovered a series of epigenetic marks underlying the most deadly forms of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, it has been announced.
30 October 2012 Air travelers who start fainting may be developing blood clots in the circulation, researchers warned yesterday.
30 October 2012 Scientists are developing a low-dose plasma treatment that could be used to treat leukemia, it has been revealed.
22 October 2012 A new drug is showing promise against lymphoma, according to British researchers.
22 October 2012 The number of life-threatening blood clots among hospitalized trauma patients dramatically reduced when doctors followed a computerized checklist, according to a new US study.
22 October 2012 Children and teens with hemophilia may increase their risk of bleeding if they take part in strenuous physical activities.
15 October 2012 Premature babies who are transfused with fresher blood do not have better outcomes than those given older blood, new research suggests.
15 October 2012 Doctors may be able to choose treatments for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients using a new method to determine how susceptible cancer cells are to treatment.
15 October 2012 Women respond to antibody therapy for lymph gland cancer much better than men, an Austrian study has found.
9 October 2012 Rheumatoid arthritis has been linked to a raised risk of venous thromboembolism, according to a new analysis.
9 October 2012 A new computer game has been developed to teach children about sickle-cell disease and what to do if someone is having a sickle-cell attack.
9 October 2012 Drug-resistant strains of HIV may become more virulent, according to a new genetic study.
1 October 2012 Statins may not prevent venous thromboembolism in adults, according to a new study.
1 October 2012 A US professor who discovered the molecular basis of platelet function in hemostasis is set to be honored.
1 October 2012 US researchers beleve they have found a novel approach to protecting the immune system against HIV.
24 September 2012 The BSH is arranging a workshop for the writing of MCQs/EMQs for BloodMed, to be held on Tuesday, 16 October.
24 September 2012 Two white blood cell viruses found in mice have no role in the development of chronic fatigue syndrome in humans, researchers have reported.
24 September 2012 Movies rarely portray survival rates of cancer accurately, a study of 82 films has revealed.
24 September 2012 Patients who receive warfarin and suffer gastrointestinal tract bleeding may benefit from resuming use of the drug rapidly, US researchers have reported.
17 September 2012 The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has recommended the use of rivaroxaban to help prevent stroke and systemic embolism.
17 September 2012 Modern testing procedures are leading to the unnecessary aggressive treatment of small blood clots, it has been claimed.
17 September 2012 A leading doctor has called for an investigation into why parents of newborns with sickle cell anemia trait are less likely to receive genetic counseling than those whose babies are cystic fibrosis carriers.
12 September 2012 New stem cell research may help treat a severe immune condition known as severe combined immunodeficiency.
10 September 2012 Researchers are hoping a red wine compound can help prevent cancer in people with an inherited form of anemia.
10 September 2012 A drug used for advanced cancer of the kidneys and liver may work against multiple myeloma, Swedish researchers have reported.
4 September 2012 Patients undergoing coronary stent implantation need personalized platelet therapy, researchers told a major European conference.
4 September 2012 Researchers have reported a new method of predicting which patients with acute coronary syndrome are at a high risk of ischemic events such as heart attack or angina.
4 September 2012 Doctors have revealed a new technique to help child patients sit still during MRI scans.
3 September 2012 Will be held at Hammersmith Hospital on Tuesday, 11th September 2012 Course organiser: Professor Mike Laffan CPD approved (6 credits)
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27 August 2012 British engineers have been testing a radical new blood salvage system in a hospital in Turkey.
27 August 2012 Researchers are investigating why some patients develop chronic graft versus host disease following a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
20 August 2012 Molecular markers have been discovered which can indicate whether a patient's chronic lymphocytic leukemia will be aggressive or develop slowly.
20 August 2012 Blood type is linked to risk of heart disease, researchers have reported.
20 August 2012 Key genes in the human immune system are evolving generation by generation - causing significant problems for transplant matches, researchers have warned.
12 August 2012 A new type of white blood cell has been discovered that may lead to a more effective vaccine for cancer and infections such as Hepatitis B.
12 August 2012 A major project has been launched to improve detection of two common cancers.
12 August 2012 Bone marrow transplants have eliminated all signs of detectable HIV infection from the blood cells of two men, a conference has been told.
6 August 2012 As many as 20 per cent of patients receiving treatment for some forms of cancer will develop dangerous blood clots, British researchers have warned.
6 August 2012 Three key genetic errors dictate how leukemia develops and responds to treatment, according to British researchers.
6 August 2012 There is "convincing evidence" to suggest that sickle cell trait can cause sudden death from heart failure, US scientists have claimed.
28 July 2012 New discoveries on the formation of blood cells could help reveal how some blood disorders develop.
28 July 2012 A heritable gene variant linked to an increased risk of chronic lymphocytic leukemia has been discovered by UK scientists.
28 July 2012 The less common strain of HIV may yield secrets for stopping the development of Aids, Swedish researchers have reported.
22 July 2012 Survival rates for childhood cancer have risen dramatically over the last 30 years thanks to high numbers taking part in clinical trials, researchers say.
22 July 2012 There have been calls to bring back a new drug for septicemia after researchers queried the evidence that led to it being withdrawn from the market.
22 July 2012 New guidelines support the use of a recently approved blood-thinning drug for the treatment of patients with chest pain or certain heart attacks.
22 July 2012 Researchers have made new discoveries about a common type of gene mutation implicated in acute myeloid leukemia.
16 July 2012 Scientists believe they may have discovered a breakthrough in targeting an enzyme that plays a critical role in the development of some cancers.
16 July 2012 An HIV drug "significantly reduces" the incidence of graft-versus-host disease, a common complication among blood cancer patients who undergo bone marrow transplants, US scientists have revealed.
16 July 2012 A drug that targets acute myeloid leukemia cells has been developed by British scientists.
8 July 2012 Jehovah's Witness patients who undergo cardiac surgery experience similar or better short- and long-term survival than non Witnesses, a report has claimed.
8 July 2012 A  gene has been identified as playing an important role in a type of leukemia called BCR-ABL lymphoid leukemia.
7 July 2012 Scientists have developed nano-drugs which should be able to deliver anti-clotting medicines direct to blood vessels, it has been announced.
2 July 2012 New treatments could help protect cancer patients from the side-effects of radiation, researchers have protected.
2 July 2012 Many young patients with early-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma can be treated without needing radiation or intensive chemotherapy, according to a new analysis.
27 June 2012 The British authorities took steps today to improve the quality of care for patients with sickle cell disease.
25 June 2012 Researchers have proposed a new approach to treating young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
25 June 2012 Treatments could be developed to combat the dangerous side-effects of modern blood thinning drugs, researchers have reported.
18 June 2012 A new antibody treatment has achieved "impressive" results in a small-scale trial for acute lymphocytic leukemia, a conference has heard.
18 June 2012 A global campaign has been launched to highlight shortages of drugs for patients with blood diseases.
18 June 2012 A leading hematologist has been honoured at a major international conference for a lifetime of achievements.
11 June 2012 Patients with type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk of developing a range of blood cancers, meta-analysis has suggested.
11 June 2012 Doctors should seek to reduce the use of CT brain scanning on children because of increased cancer risks later in life, according to the findings of a major study.
11 June 2012 A new drug for multiple myeloma has found to be effective when combined with other treatments.
5 June 2012 An anti-cancer peptide has been developed that could pave the way for new treatments for relapsed and refractory blood cancers.
5 June 2012 Scientists have discovered the reason why a particular gene indicates how well acute leukemia patients will respond to treatment.
5 June 2012 New research indicates that donating or removing blood could have significant benefits for people with metabolic syndrome.
28 May 2012 A new drug is showing promising results for older patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, researchers are to report.
28 May 2012 New research supports the long-term use of the drug lenalidomide for patients with multiple myeloma.
28 May 2012 Family characteristics and fast fetal growth are among the factors that influence early life non-Hodgkin lymphoma, researchers have reported.
21 May 2012 An investigation into cancer-related bone pain has found that several drugs are effective.
21 May 2012 Sufferers of a rare type of leukemia who also have a mutation in a particular gene are also more prone to rheumatoid arthritis, researchers have reported.
14 May 2012 Flavonoids, a group of compounds found in food and supplements, may have specific abilities to prevent blood clotting, researchers have reported.
14 May 2012 Researchers have identified a cell protein that sustains a cancer-causing gene that triggers B cell lymphoma.
14 May 2012 Some stroke patients who take warfarin can also be prescribed the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), a new study has suggested.
8 May 2012 The drug rituximab achieves long-term benefits for about a quarter of patients with the bleeding condition chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura, according to a new analysis.
7 May 2012 Low dose whole body CT scanning is the best way to examine the extent of the spread of multiple myeloma in a patient, a new study indicates.
7 May 2012 Scientists say they have successfully rejuvenated the blood system's stem cells - making them "functionally" younger.
30 April 2012 Experts have warned of the possible risks from overuse of blood transfusions.
30 April 2012 Austrian scientists have discovered that the same stem cells are responsible for the development of two different types of leukemia.
30 April 2012 Regular exercise could help to reduce complications of sickle cell trait, the results of a new study suggest..
30 April 2012 Researchers say they may have found a quick method of diagnosing deep vein thrombosis in women during pregnancy or shortly afterwards.
23 April 2012 A new genetic target has been found for acute myeloid leukemia treatment, it has been announced.
23 April 2012 Two related enzymes have been identified as key players in the development of an aggressive childhood leukemia.
15 April 2012 A combined therapy approach may stop the reoccurrence of chronic myeloid leukemia in patients, doctors have reported.
15 April 2012 Scientists say they have found a way to prevent graft versus host disease hope their discovery.
15 April 2012 Austrian scientists hope a breakthrough into the origins of chronic lymphatic leukemia could lead to new therapies for the cancer.
10 April 2012 Older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have better outcomes if they are given fractionated doses of a targeted anti-cancer drug, researchers have reported.
10 April 2012 New findings about the mechanics behind hematological cancer by a team at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, USA, may eventually lead to better treatment, researchers hope.
10 April 2012 New discoveries in lymphoma are promising safer and more effective treatment, according to a series of new studies reported to a major conference.
2 April 2012 Women who have been infected by two different strains of HIV from two different sexual partners have more potent antibody responses compared to women who were infected once, according to a new study.
2 April 2012 British scientists may have succeeded in developing a drug for a rare and aggressive form of leukemia, it has been announced.
2 April 2012 Cases of myeloid malignancies are being underreported across the USA since a change in registry protocols and laboratory practices starting in 2001, it has been claimed.
28 March 2012 Catheter treatment can be used to help patients who have suffered from deep vein thrombosis, radiologists reported yesterday.
26 March 2012 Australian researchers believe they have cracked a 100-year-old mystery into how an enzyme that breaks up blood clots is switched on.
26 March 2012 The discovery of the protein Mer inside the nucleus of cancer cells could herald new treatments for leukemia, researchers say.
19 March 2012 More children and young adults than ever are surviving acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to a new analysis.
19 March 2012 A molecule has been identified that plays a crucial role in graft-versus-host disease,researchers have reported.
19 March 2012 An anti-depressant drug may hold the key to making a leukemia drug effective, British researchers have discovered.
12 March 2012 Stem cells may allow kidney transplant patients to come off anti-rejection medication, researchers reported yesterday.
12 March 2012 A powerful cocktail of drugs is enabling many patients with incurable leukemia to achieve a normal quality of life, researchers have reported.
12 March 2012 A new blood test can predict whether a patient with sickle cell disease is at high risk of painful complications, researchers say.
5 March 2012 New figures show the number of people dying from leukemia in Europe is up - because of the aging population - but that survival rates have improved.
5 March 2012 A new discovery could help diagnose the blood disorder thrombocytopenia with Absent Radii, researchers have reported.
5 March 2012 A drug that relieves the severe symptoms of myelofibrosis also improves the survival of patients with the disease, a new US study has revealed.
27 February 2012 New cancer vaccines could be introduced after French scientists discovered how tumors evade detection by using the body's own immune system.
27 February 2012 Scientists have made a breakthrough in the study of two rare blood types, it has been announced.
27 February 2012 The leukemia drug imatinib continues to benefit patients massively when it is used as a second-line therapy following interferon treatment, researchers report today.
20 February 2012 Hematologists have welcomed proposals to release new supplies of methotrexate into the US market.
20 February 2012 Doctors caring for cancer patients need to recognize that they will seek advice from the internet, researchers said today.
20 February 2012 Researchers have found a surprisingly low rate of prescribing for an effective clot-preventing drug in advanced cancer patients.
14 February 2012 Scientists say they may have found a new way of eliminating leukemia by attacking diseased stem cells.
14 February 2012 A consultation is under way in the UK on the first national guideline on how best to manage acute sickle cell episodes in hospital.
14 February 2012 Pregnant women who have blood cancers should be treated with small doses of anticoagulant drugs such as heparin, according to new advice.
6 February 2012 Chronic leukemia patients may not be helped by a recent thread of research involving JAK2 inhibitors, scientists have warned.
6 February 2012 Acute myeloid leukemia cells use a mechanism that allows them to evade chemotherapy, a new "extremely promising" study has shown.
6 February 2012 Patients with a particular type of blood cancer could receive low doses of Campath after a study found that it did not result in them succumbing to infections.
30 January 2012 A major European project to tackle a hard-to-treat form of childhood leukemia is being based in Berlin, Germany, it has been announced.
30 January 2012 British hospitals are to test a radical new treatment for children with serious leukemia, it was announced today.
30 January 2012 Campaigners have called for action to protect families living near nuclear power plants after new findings linking them to leukemia among children.
26 January 2012 A newly-identified kind of immune cell may help to protect against sepsis, new US research has claimed.
23 January 2012 An unexpected discovery could lead to new opportunities for the use of anti-cancer drugs, British researchers say.
23 January 2012 DNA damage that leads to relapse in some leukemia patients may be caused by the chemotherapy drugs that fight the disease, researchers have reported.
16 January 2012 People who have experienced a venous thrombosis have a raised risk of death of the following eight years, according to a new study.
16 January 2012 New research indicates that preventative treatment for hemophilia A can avoid excessive bleeding and improve quality of life.
16 January 2012 Scientists are hopeful that they have found a new drug to treat multiple myeloma.
16 January 2012 Strategies for treating an aggressive form of leukemia may be near after a cancer sequencing project identified possible therapies associated with a different subtype of the disease.
9 January 2012 A gene variation that is carried by 20 per cent of the population can affect how patients with a rare type of blood cancer respond to treatment, according to British scientists.
9 January 2012 Doctors in Boston, USA, who "twinned" with Rwandan doctors in a unique long-distance program to offer specialist cancer care for children in the African country, have spoken of its success.
3 January 2012 Doctors should not conduct routine genetic testing before prescribing the popular anti-clotting drug clopidogrel, according to British experts.
3 January 2012 Researchers in the USA have discovered that blood progenitor cells receive signals from niche cells and the daughter blood cells they create.
3 January 2012 A compound produced from fish oil has successfully killed leukemia stem cells in a study that could pave the way for new treatments.
28 December 2011 A new test can improve the assessment of elderly patients with irregular heartbeat, according to Swedish researchers.
28 December 2011 A gene mutation that causes most cases of a rare form of lymphoma has been discovered.
19 December 2011 People with an inherited blood vessel disease and low levels of iron in the blood have an increased risk of dangerous blood clots, researchers have warned.
19 December 2011 An HIV drug may be effective at reducing the impact of graft-versus-host disease after a stem cell transplant, a conference has heard.
13 December 2011 A chemical derived from the zebrafish may significantly boost the effectiveness of stem cell treatments using umbilical cord blood, a major conference heard yesterday.
12 December 2011 Canadian researchers have discovered a link between genetic mutations that cause leukemia and cherubism, a rare inherited facial bone disorder in children.
12 December 2011 Researchers have investigated the molecular basis of human leukemia using enzymes found in yeast.
12 December 2011 The blood protein EPO may be a critical target in treatments that seek to prevent blood flow to cancerous tumors, Swedish researchers have revealed.
12 December 2011 A new gene therapy has successfully been used to treat volunteers with the bleeding disorder hemophilia B, it was announced yesterday.
5 December 2011 Researchers have discovered a genetic cause of B-cell lymphoma.
5 December 2011 People who are taking regular drugs to prevent blood clotting fare better if they are trained to monitor their treatment themselves, British researchers have reported.
30 November 2011 The aging process makes stem cells more prone to developing leukemia, researchers say.
28 November 2011 Premature babies with a specific blood type are at higher risk of death from a condition called necrotizing enterocolitis, researchers have reported.
28 November 2011 German scientists say they have explained how sickle cell anemia protects people from contracting malaria.
21 November 2011 Doctors hope a simple test to predict a leukemic relapse in young patients will be available soon after a marker was found on T cells.
21 November 2011 A long-established antibiotic is under investigation as a treatment for leukemia.
21 November 2011 The needs of people with blood disorders should be taken more seriously, experts say.
14 November 2011 A new method of cell transplant can benefit older patients with such as leukemia or lymphoma, research suggests.
14 November 2011 Scientists may have developed a new way of preventing graft-versus-host disease following cell transplant.
14 November 2011 Women taking oral contraceptives containing the synthetic progestin drospirenone face an increased risk of venous thromboembolism, researchers have warned.
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7 November 2011 British authorities today lifted their ban on gay men donating blood - allowing donations in some circumstances.
7 November 2011 Scientists have found a new way to analyze the shape of red blood cells.
7 November 2011 Key proteins have been discovered that could be the catalyst for the production of normal red blood cells, it has been announced.
31 October 2011 Researchers say a laboratory-engineered blood factor might provide a radical new treatment for hemophilia.
31 October 2011 Patients with cancers of the blood get poor access to palliative care and support for spending their last days at home, according to British experts.
31 October 2011 Doctors may soon be able to check the effectiveness of cancer drugs using a test that predicts if tumor cells are already "primed" for death.
26 October 2011 People who are obese in early adulthood have a raised risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma later on, a major cancer conference has been told.
24 October 2011 Spanish researchers have made discoveries about the genes involved with promyelocytic leukemia - and believe this could help improve existing treatments.
24 October 2011 The risk of a dangerously low platelet count is increased for patients undergoing hemodialysis using certain dialyzers, researchers have warned.
17 October 2011 Scientists have a new idea for improving the efficacy of stored blood as a treatment for anemia.
17 October 2011 New hope has emerged for treatment of sickle cell anemia after it was found that switching off a single protein could effectively reverse the disease in mice.
17 October 2011 Diabetes may mean patients have trouble generating stem cells for transplants, researchers have warned.
11 October 2011 A monoclonal antibody drug can make a big difference to the lives of patients with an incurable form of leukemia, researchers reported today.
10 October 2011 Introducing more stringent matching procedures for donors and recipients for umbilical cord blood transplantation could help to reduce transplant-related deaths.
10 October 2011 Anemic patients who undergo some major surgical procedures have a 42 per cent increased risk of death, a new Lebanese study has found.
3 October 2011 Researchers believe they are a step closer to finding a long-term treatment or even a cure for sickle cell disease.
3 October 2011 A gene mutation is linked to improved outcomes from myelodysplastic syndromes, researchers have reproted.
3 October 2011 Scientists have pioneered a new way of tackling cancer at cellular level, offering hope for a treatment for childhood leukemia, it was announced last night.
26 September 2011 A senior hematologist will today plead for tough action to improve the supply of much needed drugs in the USA.
26 September 2011 A platelet test can identify high risk patients before treatment for heart disease - posing a challenge to improve anti-thrombotic therapy, researchers have warned.
26 September 2011 Scientists have made a discovery about how HIV attacks the immune system, saying this may help in the development of a vaccine.
19 September 2011 A new study looking into the link between sickle cell trait and a risk of kidney disease has contradicted findings of previous research.
19 September 2011 Researchers are using the DNA of extinct woolly mammoths to design a powerful new kind of artificial blood.
19 September 2011 Scientists have developed a method of identifying drug resistance in multiple myeloma by measuring levels of important proteins.
12 September 2011 The effects of a gene mutation in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia could be preventable with medication, researchers say.
12 September 2011 A new blood test is being developed for the first time that could help identify babies at risk of a severe form of sickle cell disease.
12 September 2011 Outcomes for patients with blood cancer are boosted if the quality of the hematopoietic stem cells they receive during transplantation is high, a new study has found.
5 September 2011 Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Awareness Month began this week - with campaigners celebrating "remarkable progress."
5 September 2011 Anti-clotting drugs known as vitamin K antagonists are usually safe and beneficial for patients over the age of 80, new research suggests.
5 September 2011 French reseachers have revealed a breakthrough in the search for alternatives to transfusion from donated blood.
29 August 2011 Hospitals need clear protocols to care for pregnant women with sickle cell disease, according to new guidelines published in the UK.
29 August 2011 A trial of gene therapy on children with severe immune disorders has proved remarkably successful, according to a ten-year follow-up.
29 August 2011 A new model can help doctors predict risk of a patient developing venous thromboembolism, researchers say.
22 August 2011
New findings suggest that stem cells are involved in the development of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, even though the condition is a cancer of mature cells.


22 August 2011
Patients with superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) are up to six times more likely to develop a potentially life-threatening condition, Dutch research has concluded.


22 August 2011 Changes could be made in the way lenalidomide is prescribed after US researchers discovered that its reaction with a protein in the body could cause "increased toxicity".
15 August 2011 British scientists believe they are beginning to unlock the secrets behind lymphoma's resistance to a widely used standard drug.
15 August 2011 A new method to avoid transplant rejection is being investigated by scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA, .
15 August 2011 Scientists in the USA have located a protein that could offer hope for patients with acute myeloid leukemia.
8 August 2011 A study of lymphoma has led to a new method of analyzing cancer, using forms of vitamin C.
8 August 2011 Scientists have discovered two small genetic variations that predict whether young Hodgkin's lymphoma patients are at risk of a second cancer.
8 August 2011 Scientists are uncovering the reasons why acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) cells rely on the oncogene MLL.
1 August 2011 Survival after donated bone marrow transplant has more than doubled for children with high-risk leukemia in recent years, say doctors.
1 August 2011 British researchers have reported progress in understanding the genetics of grey platelet syndrome.
1 August 2011 Living on a farm could raise a child's risk of hematological cancer, new research suggests.
25 July 2011 A major boost for UK stem cell donors will bring together the two leading organizations in the field.
25 July 2011 US researchers have published new insights into the difficulty of storing red blood cells.
25 July 2011 Two genes that may play a crucial role in preventing childhood leukemia have been identified by Canadian researchers.
18 July 2011 Scientists have reported progress in understanding the genetics of hard-to-treat childhood cancers.
18 July 2011 Researchers say they have pinned down the factors which lead to the degradation of stored blood - making it less effective after 40 days.
18 July 2011 A protein has been identified for the first time that could help treat lymphomas and other tumors in humans and animals.
11 July 2011 Almost all patients who need bone marrow transplants should now be able to find a donor, experts have claimed.
11 July 2011 Women who spend their leisure hours sitting in chairs face a massively increased risk of developing pulmonary embolism, researchers have warned.
11 July 2011 A single human blood stem cell that is capable of regenerating the entire blood system has been uncovered by Canadian scientists.
4 July 2011 Some 15 gene variants have been found explaining the diversity of white blood cells in the human species, it has been announced.
4 July 2011 Researchers have identified new genes that can help with calculating the prognosis for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome.
4 July 2011 The new anti-platelet drug ticagrelor may be most effective when combined with low doses of aspirin, according to a new analysis.
27 June 2011 The town of Toms River, New Jersey, in the USA has given its name to a hemoglobin mutation, it has been announced.
27 June 2011 A radical new gene therapy has shown promise in the treatment of hemophilia, researchers said yesterday.
27 June 2011 It may be possible to treat some patients with pulmonary embolism without admission to hospital, according to the findings of an international study.
20 June 2011 Thalidomide remains the favored drug for multiple myeloma in the UK, it was announced today.
20 June 2011 More than half a million samples are now in the world's cord blood banks, hematologists meeting in London have been told.
20 June 2011 Growing numbers of countries are successfully using unpaid volunteers to collect blood donations, it has been revealed.
13 June 2011 Scientists have found the genetic cause of hairy cell leukemia, a major conference has been told.
13 June 2011 Stem-cell therapies for congenital blood disorders and leukemia could be closer to development following a research breakthrough in the USA.
13 June 2011 Researchers say they have discovered a mechanism that may be responsible for the development of lymphoma.
6 June 2011 Scientists may have found a way to protect a patient's bone marrow from damage by chemotherapy.
6 June 2011 Researchers have cast new light on the inherited risk of venous thromboembolism.
6 June 2011 New treatments for leukemia patients could be closer to development after UK researchers found a way of eliminating leukemic stem cells.
30 May 2011 Aspirin remains the best drug to help stroke patients avoid new illness -despite the emergence of a specially engineered drug, researchers reported yesterday.
30 May 2011 A new drug for acute lymphoblastic leukemia has shown positive results, a major cancer conference is to be told.
30 May 2011 A missing protein that is usually found in immune cells may the reason why lymphomas develop, British researchers say.
23 May 2011 Thrombolytic agents have limited benefits in the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism, Spanish researchers have reported to a major conference.
23 May 2011 A network of blood cancer clinical trial centers has been launched in the UK, with the aim of boosting survival rates for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
23 May 2011 Targeting the BCL6 protein may be the key to fighting drug-resistant acute lymphoblastic leukemia, researchers have reported.
16 May 2011 Scientists have found that inhaling nitric oxide can help patients going through painful sickle cell crises.
16 May 2011 The drug hydroxycarbamide is safe to use on children with sickle cell disease, a major US trial has concluded.
16 May 2011 A protein found in human bone marrow could help to treat people with acute lung injury, US scientists believe.
9 May 2011 A class of antibodies may provide a good route for vaccinating against HIV, researchers say.
9 May 2011 Hyponatremia could put patients at risk of bone fracture, European experts say.
9 May 2011 The body that advises the British National Health Service has rejected calls for the use of three drug treatments for chronic myeloid leukemia.
2 May 2011 Tall men who are also obese could be at increased risk of developing blood clots, according to a new analysis.
2 May 2011 Portuguese researchers say they have found how the genes for sickle cell disease protect against malaria.
2 May 2011 Scientists have combined gene therapy with stem cell treatment to create a promising treatment for a rare immune disorder.
26 April 2011 Scientists say a new technique has passed the latest stage of efforts to show it can improve the use of umbilical cord blood in new treatments.
26 April 2011 Experts are urging surgeons to stop using an expensive blood-clotting drug on patients who do not have hemophilia - for which it was designed.
26 April 2011 New findings highlight a simpler way of using the drug bortezomib for patients with multiple myeloma.
18 April 2011 A battle is raging in Japan over the extent of the measures that should be taken to protect workers against the effects of nuclear radiation, it emerged today.
18 April 2011 The safety of using stored blood during transfusions and the impact of stored blood on respiratory gases is discussed in the latest edition of Tranfusion.
18 April 2011 US scientists believe they have found a promising new treatment for an aggressive strain of leukemia that has a high mortality rate in babies.
11 April 2011 A modified chemotherapy treatment for elderly patients with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma improves survival rates, researchers have reported.
11 April 2011 Scientists say research on dogs is helping them to understand how human genes contribute to the development of lymphoma.
11 April 2011  The blood released by women during the menstrual cycle may provide a key source of stem cells for a range of disorders, scientists have reported.
4 April 2011 The survival rates are the same for chronic myeloid leukemia patients who are treated with the drug imatinib, whatever their age, according to a new analysis.
4 April 2011 An experimental drug has been found to alleviate the symptoms of a rare form of childhood leukemia.
4 April 2011 British scientists have reported major progress in understanding the genetic basis of acute myeloid leukemia.
28 March 2011 New advice has been issued on the risky complications of deep vein thrombosis.
28 March 2011 Scientists say they have unlocked some of the molecular secrets of the aggressive cancer myeloma.
28 March 2011 Scientists believe they have found a way to use stem cells from umbilical cord blood cells and menstrual blood to treat diseases such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
21 March 2011 Doctors treating elderly patients with hematological cancer need new definitions of fitness and frailty to ensure treatment is not denied on grounds of age, a conference agreed yesterday.
21 March 2011 A 15-gene "fingerprint" may help doctors decide which Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients are the most likely to benefit from a drug.
21 March 2011 Scientists are making progress on a method to avoid the need to match blood donors and recipients, it has been announced.
14 March 2011 Researchers have made a leap forward in understanding the genetics of the rare hereditary bone marrow disease, Fanconi anamia.
14 March 2011 A new link has been found between a type of white blood cell and large granular lymphocyte leukemia.
14 March 2011 Combining a targeted immune-based drug and a chemotherapy drug can produce long-term remissions in some chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients, researchers have reported.
11 March 2011 Compared with other types of elective surgery, THR and TKR are associated with a markedly greater risk of venous thromboembolism.
7 March 2011 Inhaling nitric oxide gas does not reduce pain crises or shorten hospital stays in people living with sickle cell disease, a new study has claimed.
7 March 2011 More than 4,000 components of human blood have now been identified, researchers have reported.
7 March 2011 A project has been launched to look at ways of boosting the number of stem cells available for transplant.
28 February 2011 Refrigerated whole blood may remain usable for a lot longer than is currently the case, researchers have reported.
28 February 2011 People with inflammatory bowel disease also face an increased risk of developing fatal blood clots, researchers have warned.
28 February 2011 British researchers may have found a way of making effective use of a troubled monoclonal antibody drug for treatment patients with acute myeloid leukemia.
21 February 2011 Many severely anemic children are experiencing "silent strokes" which damage the brain but often go unnoticed, experts have warned. A team from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, USA, say that these strokes can cause long-term cognitive and learning deficits.
21 February 2011 Australian researchers have identified a key gene in blood stem cell regeneration.
21 February 2011 Von Willebrand disease is being misdiagnosed about 15 per cent of the time, leaving patients vulnerable to life-threatening bleeding episodes, according to a new study.
14 February 2011 Using x-rays on pregnant women and infants has the potential to increase the risk of children developing cancer, researchers have warned.
14 February 2011 Young leukemia patients with Native American ancestry have a higher risk of relapse, new findings suggest.
14 February 2011 Scientists have created a technique for turning leukemia cells back into stem cells, heralding the way for a new avenue of research.
7 February 2011 A trial has begun to test a new vaccine for chronic and acute myeloid leukemia.
7 February 2011 A new compound could help to stop pain crises and death in sickle cell disease sufferers, researchers have reported.
7 February 2011 Nanoparticles have been developed to track down clots in the blood, researchers have revealed.
3 February 2011 Trinity College Dublin will be hosting a symposium dedicated to Burkitt's lymphoma; the discoverer of which was Denis Parsons Burkitt (1911 - 1993), a Trinity College graduate.
31 January 2011 Doctors need to spot babies with major immune deficiencies at birth so they can get early treatment, experts have warned.
31 January 2011 Scientists may have found a new drug to treat graft versus host disease, it has been revealed.
31 January 2011 A lung disease medication may prove to be useful for patients with the life-threatening blood disorder thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, research suggests.
24 January 2011 People with a common blood group enjoy genetic protection against heart disease, researchers have reported.
24 January 2011 A review has confirmed the benefit of the anti-bleeding drug tranexamic acid for bleeding after severe injury.
24 January 2011 Defective genes carried by leukemia cells are organized in a more complex way than previously thought, scientists say.
17 January 2011 A new drug that prevents blood clots after hip surgery is said to be more effective and easier to use than existing medicines.
17 January 2011 Researchers are making progress in understanding the molecular basis of B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
17 January 2011 Scientists have developed a method of stem cell transplant which may benefit patients with the inherited blood disorder beta thalassemia.
11 January 2011 Scientists are moving closer to producing synthetic blood after the successful creation of particles that mimic the properties of red blood cells, it was announced today.
10 January 2011 The discovery of a key molecule within a stem cell could lead to improvements in bone marrow transplants, researchers have reported.
10 January 2011 Hematologists have called for an increased focus on anticoagulation control in patients taking warfarin.
6 January 2011 This topic was the focus of a scientific symposium held at the 15th congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) in Barcelona in June 2010 (sponsored by Hospira UK Ltd).
3 January 2011 Scientists have reported a link between some leukemia stem cell genes and disease outcomes.
3 January 2011 Scientists have found a genetic clue to B cell lymphoma which could help towards targeted treatment.
3 January 2011 Patients with diabetes, kidney disease and anemia who fail to respond to an anti-anemia drug have a increased risk of heart disease or death, according to new findings.
22 December 2010 New results have been published on outcomes for lymphoma patients treated with rituximab after chemotherapy.
20 December 2010 Research is shining new light on the use of medications for patients with cardiovascular disease.
20 December 2010 Scientists believe they have identified a mechanism for reversing changes that cause leukemia in stem cells, leading to aggressive and hard to treat illness.
13 December 2010 An investigational drug for Hodgkin's lymphoma has achieve dramatic results in early trials, the ASH conference was told.
13 December 2010 A US trial to analyze the effectiveness of a personalized vaccine on follicular lymphoma patients has produced a "stunning" effect.
13 December 2010 The new drug nilotinib has demonstrated long-lasting effects in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), the ASH conference has been told.
6 December 2010 A new treatment has offered hope that most children can survive the most common form of leukemia, according to the findings of a British study.
6 December 2010 Researchers have found a "feedback loop" in which blood cells can communicate with their stem cell "parents".
3 December 2010 More than 20,000 people are expected to attend a major hematology conference this weekend.
30 November 2010 One of the body's smallest kinds of RNA may lie behind some cases of leukemia, researchers reported last night.
29 November 2010 Scientists are working on a new approach to treating the inherited blood disorder beta-thalassemia.
29 November 2010 Researchers have found genes which affect the risk of blood clotting, it has been announced.
23 November 2010 Patients taking powerful drug combinations to prevent blood clotting need to be assessed for the risk of bleeding, researchers warned last night.
22 November 2010 Tributes have been paid to a pioneering woman hematologist who has died at the age of 89.
22 November 2010 A drug intended for hemophiliac patients is not useful or safe for other patient groups, new research has found.
15 November 2010 Measuring the size of red blood cells may provide valuable clinical information, researchers have revealed.
15 November 2010 Mutations in a single gene could be the reason for poor survival rates among sufferers of acute myeloid leukemia.
15 November 2010 Low blood levels of vitamin D have been linked to poor outcomes for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
8 November 2010 Blood can be made directly from human skin, scientists revealed last night.
8 November 2010 A drug comprising an antibody loaded with an anti-cancer agent has produced positive Phase One trial results on patients with Hodgkin lymphoma.
8 November 2010 The gene that causes sickle cell disease has been found to be more common in parts of the world affected by malaria.
1 November 2010 Patients with a particular genetic variant face a raised risk of side-effects when taking the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel, research has found.
1 November 2010 Scientists believe they have found a novel method of treating thrombocytopenia, or low blood platelets.
1 November 2010 People who spend hours at a time sat at computer desks may face an increasing risk of developing deep vein thrombosis, researchers have warned.
25 October 2010 New treatments for chronic lymphocytic leukemia may need to target healthy cells that "nurse" the cancer, researchers have reported.
25 October 2010 Sufferers of chronic myeloid leukemia have been offered some hope modern drugs could cure their disease.
25 October 2010 Inhaling nitric oxide reduces pain crises in adults with sickle cell disease safely and effectively, a study has revealed.
18 October 2010 Researchers are hoping to develop new ways of identifying children with sickle cell disease who face a high risk of having a stroke.
18 October 2010 New drug combinations may be as effective as bone marrow transplantation in treating myeloma, researchers have reported.
18 October 2010 Many of the blood transfusions carried out during coronary artery bypass graft surgery in US hospitals may be unnecessary, a study has suggested.
11 October 2010 Two hematology specialists are to receive a major honor in recognition of their role in developing the careers of many specialists, it has been announced
11 October 2010 Scientists have unravelled a wine-glass shaped protein used by HIV to penetrate blood cells.
11 October 2010 Hospitals may be able to save costs and improve safety by reducing blood transfusions, a conference has been told.
4 October 2010 A cascade of genetic failings may lie beyind multiple myeloma, researchers have revealed.
4 October 2010 Primary care physicians tend to over-estimate the number of patients they suspect have DVT, leading to unnecessary referrals, researchers say.
4 October 2010 A powerful drug cocktail can "significantly" extend the lives of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, researchers have found.
27 September 2010 Surgical stockings that extend to the thighs can make a difference in helping patients who suffer from stroke avoid getting dangerous blood clots, according to the findings of a major study.
27 September 2010 People taking the latest types of antipsychotic drugs could have an increased risk of developing dangerous blood clots, British researchers have warned.
27 September 2010 Bone marrow transplants could have an improved success rate if recipients donated some of their stem cells prior to the procedure, researchers have reported.
17 September 2010 Doctors may be able to better predict the chances of cancer patients developing blood clots after Austrian researchers developed a new enhanced risk model.
17 September 2010 Doctors are hailing the development of a gene therapy treatment for beta-thalassemia as "impressive" after the successful treatment of a young adult with the blood disorder.
17 September 2010 Medical researchers are preparing to gather for a symposium to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first research paper on sickle cell disease.
13 September 2010 Diet-induced obesity can increase the progression of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a study has claimed.
13 September 2010 A new sickle cell screening program at US colleges has been criticized as  "poorly thought out".
13 September 2010 Scientists have discovered a group of rats that are naturally at risk of a condition similar to hemophilia A.
6 September 2010 The stem cells of the bone marrow have unique properties that allow them to thrive with minimal oxygen, researchers have discovered.
6 September 2010 Studies are shining new light on the anti-coagulant medication given to patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, a procedure used on narrowed arteries in coronary heart disease.
6 September 2010 Research has found that African-American people are at a raised risk of blood clots after implantation of a drug-coated stent.
30 August 2010 Researchers have discovered that a less intensive treatment approach can be effective for elderly patients with multiple myeloma.
30 August 2010 Patients receiving blood transfusions may need a detailed explanation of the risks they face, experts have warned.
30 August 2010 The anti-clotting treatment ticagrelor is better than the standard drug at treating heart attacks - and may not need genetic testing, according to the results of a major European study.
23 August 2010 Researchers have found beneficial outcomes from a drug that helps stop blood loss following injury.
23 August 2010 Researchers have discovered that blood stem cells in their resting state are more vulnerable to cancerous changes following DNA damage.
23 August 2010 Scientists have found that a method of preserving fertility in women with acute lymphoblastic leukemia may be unsafe.
16 August 2010 Fears have been voiced of an increased risk of cancer among children taking drugs called tumor necrosis factor alpha blockers.
16 August 2010 Experts have reported progress in the search for causes of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia.
16 August 2010 Clinicians need to ensure a patient has been weighed before giving medication for blood clots, according to an urgent safety warning by UK medical authorities.
9 August 2010 Surprising new research has found that donated T cells may not improve the success of bone marrow transplant.
9 August 2010 Scientists may have devised a new method of preventing blood infections that can lead to sepsis.
9 August 2010 Race issues continue to affect the care given to patients with sickle cell disease, a specialist has warned - speaking from experience.
2 August 2010 Results are due soon from a study of a promising new hemophilia B therapy, researchers say.
2 August 2010 Scientists have developed a new way of predicting which chronic myeloid leukemia patients will become resistant to the drug imatinib.
2 August 2010 Patients with chronic kidney disease may do better to stop taking the anemia drug epoetin rather than reduce the dosage, according to new findings.
26 July 2010 Scientists have developed a new technique which they believe benefits bone marrow transplant patients.
26 July 2010 Medical researchers at King's College London, UK, have been honored for their outstanding work into cancers of the blood.
26 July 2010 Trauma patients have good outcomes when transfused with their own pre-collected blood, according to new research.
19 July 2010 Complementary therapies appear not to benefit children undergoing stem cell transplant, new research suggests.
19 July 2010 The drug company Pfizer has carried out a series of studies on new treatments for hemophilia, it has reported.
19 July 2010 Swedish scientists have come up with a new theory about the genetic development of multiple myeloma.
11 July 2010 Children's hospitals are not following the guidelines on preventing constipation in sickle cell patients, research has found.
11 July 2010 Scientists have identified a new trigger for an aggressive form of leukemia.
11 July 2010 Donated stem cell transplants may benefit patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, regardless of their genetic profile, say experts.
5 July 2010 Elderly patients with heart disease who develop Hodgkin lymphoma face major complications after treatment, researchers have warned.
5 July 2010 The makers of a new genetic blood test that allows a much closer match between donors and recipients have reached a global distribution agreement.
5 July 2010 Outcomes for venous thromboembolism vary between black and white patients, new research indicates.
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28 June 2010 Doctors may not need to prescribe extra drugs to women with inherited thrombophilia when they become pregnant, according to a new study.
28 June 2010 There is no link between cancer in young children and their mother's exposure to cell phone base stations in pregnancy, researchers have reported.
28 June 2010 A major research program has been launched to examine the safety and efficiency of red blood cell transfusions.
20 June 2010 Senior hematologists have warned that elderly patients may miss out on optimum treatment and not be included in clinical trials because of their age.
20 June 2010 New results have been published on outcomes for lymphoma patients treated with rituximab after chemotherapy.
20 June 2010 A common drug could save the lives of tens of thousands of accident victims, according to new findings.
14 June 2010 A prominent European hematologist has been given a life-time achievement award at a major conference held in his home city.
14 June 2010 New research suggests that nearly one in four men treated for cancer in  childhood have a deficiency of the male sex hormone testosterone.
14 June 2010 Researchers have found a drug that benefits multiple myeloma patients who undergo stem cell transplant.
6 June 2010 Human cells have been identified that may help the body destroy foreign invaders like viruses and cancer cells.
6 June 2010 New research suggests that lifestyle factors can affect a patient's later survival from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
6 June 2010 Patients with aggressive lymphoma may benefit from a new drug derived from thalidomide, researchers have reported.
31 May 2010 A new drug is showing good results against chronic lymphocytic leukemia, researchers have reported.
31 May 2010 Rates of bone marrow transplant are lower among African-Americans and women than Caucasians and men, research suggests.
31 May 2010 A protein found in blood could be the key to alleviating anemia and protect against a potentially fatal iron overload in thalassemia sufferers.
23 May 2010 Survival from acute myeloid leukemia is improving, according to new figures.
23 May 2010 It may become possible for doctors to predict which childhood leukemia patients are likely to relapse, researchers say.
23 May 2010 New research has added to evidence that statin drugs can help reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism.
19 May 2010 Multiple myeloma is characterised by a number of factors that are typically associated with a poor outcome to conventional treatments, such as advanced age, the presence of renal impairment and cytogenetic abnormalities.
16 May 2010 New findings shed light on the link between high cholesterol levels and the development of leukemia.
16 May 2010 New research has linked drinking alcohol in pregnancy with an increased risk of children developing leukemia.
16 May 2010 New research shows that the amount of fibrinogen in the blood is crucial for clotting after heart surgery.
10 May 2010 Researchers have found a promising new treatment for the rare genetic condition Gaucher disease.
10 May 2010 New research has linked drinking alcohol in pregnancy with an increased risk of acute myeloid leukemia in children.
9 May 2010 A major new surveillance system is being developed in the USA to track patients suffering from inherited blood disorders.
7 May 2010 This is the second of two issues devoted to chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and explores important views from the working haematologist and oncologist about managing patients with CLL.
2 May 2010 Children with sickle cell disease may develop heart problems because of low oxygen levels in their blood while they sleep, researchers have reported.
2 May 2010 Access to hematopoietic stem cell transplants varies widely between different countries, a new report has found.
2 May 2010 Biological factors mean black children with chronic kidney disease tend to have more severe anemia than white children, according to a new analysis.
25 April 2010 British scientists are linking up with New Zealand in a drive to find treatments to exploit a discovery about leukemia.
25 April 2010 Scientists have identified a group of molecules that maintain cells involved in acute myeloid leukemia, it has been announced.
25 April 2010 Scientists testing a new drug for myelofibrosis have observed good results in a preliminary study.
19 April 2010 In October 2009 the thirteenth International Workshop in CLL was held, bringing together over 1200 delegates with a truly international representation. Held every two years this meeting has become the most important and representative for all working in the field of CLL.
19 April 2010 Scientists believe they have discovered a compound that can kill cancer cells involved in non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
19 April 2010 Researchers have found new evidence to show a link between prostate cancer and risk of thromboembolism.
19 April 2010 Patients in the wealthiest countries in Europe are much more likely than others to received successful transplant treatment for leukemia, according to a new study.
15 April 2010 The time spent on the various areas in the Trainees and CPD Section of BloodMed is tracked for the sole purpose of allowing users the opportunity to demonstrate their activity via their 'Activity Report'.
11 April 2010 Combining the results of blood tests may improve treatment for pediatric patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia, researchers have reported.
11 April 2010 Scientists have uncovered new details about the development of sideroblastic anemia.
11 April 2010 New research has found a high rate of hospital visits among people with sickle cell disease.
5 April 2010 A vaccine may be able to "mop up" after treatment with the drug imatinib, researchers reported yesterday.
5 April 2010 Scientists are getting closer to discovering the causes of Fanconi anemia, a rare genetic disease.
28 March 2010 Doctors say they may have found a way of destroying the stem cells that cause relapse in acute myelogenous leukemia.
28 March 2010 Research that began on yeast may lead to new avenues for fighting acute myeloid leukemia.
28 March 2010 Experts may have found a new technique to increase the number of stem cells that have been removed from bone marrow.
21 March 2010 A medical procedure called vertebroplasty is recommended for vertebral compression fractures in patients with multiple myeloma, say experts.
21 March 2010 Researchers have found a sign that seaweed extract can inhibit the growth of lymphoma cells.
21 March 2010 New research suggests that fewer platelets could be safely used in some bone-marrow transplants.
14 March 2010 A warning has been issued that umbilical cord blood is being collected unlawfully.
14 March 2010 Scientists have found evidence that all hematopoietic stem cells are not equally likely to grow into each type of blood cell.
14 March 2010 Scientists have found an explanation for why chronic myeloid leukemia progresses to a dangerous stage known as blast crisis.
8 March 2010 Britain's cost watchdog has courted fresh controversy by refusing permission for a novel drug for a rare hematological condition.
8 March 2010 A new tool has been developed which may improve screening and assessment of chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD).
8 March 2010 Hematologists have found a genetic cause of a rare bleeding condition that affects people in Canada.
1 March 2010 Researchers are looking for patients with lymphoma who may benefit from taking part in a trial of a new treatment.
1 March 2010 Doctors may be able to use genotyping to identify how patients will respond to treatment with warfarin, researchers have reported.
1 March 2010 New findings may help explain why the artificial blood known as hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers (HBOCs) causes hemorrhage in some patients.
21 February 2010 Imatinib could be used to cure chronic myeloid leukemia, according to a provocative new theoretical study.
21 February 2010 Children in southern Iraq may be facing a significantly increased risk of developing leukaemia, researchers have reported.
21 February 2010 A potential new drug for acute myeloid leukemia has been awarded "orphan drug" status by the US Food and Drug Administration.
14 February 2010 Hopes of developing commercially generated umbilical cord stem cells to treat cancers of the blood have been given a boost as trials continue of a new treatment.
14 February 2010 Non-hospitalized patients with active inflammatory bowel disease face a massively increased risk of developing venous thromboembolism, British researchers have warned.
14 February 2010 New provisional guidance has been issued by the British National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia.
7 February 2010 A hemophilia treatment that is standard in Australia may become available world-wide following new trials.
7 February 2010 Hematopoietic stem cells derived from fat tissue may prove to be a viable alternative to cells taken from bone marrow.
7 February 2010 Scientists have found that leukemia cells rely partly on fatty acids in order to survive.
1 February 2010 Blood stem cell transplantation may not be as good as bone marrow at treating leukemia, researchers reported last night.
1 February 2010 All blood transfused in the UK may have to be filtered for the prion responsible for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD).
1 February 2010 British regulators have released new guidelines on preventing blood clots in hospital patients.
25 January 2010 Scotland in the UK has become one of the last places to approve the drug rituximab for first-line chronic lymphocytic leukemia, it has been announced.
25 January 2010 Genetic findings about non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may help the development of new treatments for a common and aggressive form of the disease, researchers say.
25 January 2010 Scientists have identified a potential way to help the body fight a virus that can trigger leukemia.
17 January 2010 A new drug may help cut death rates for heart attack patients undergoing emergency procedures, researchers have reported.
17 January 2010 A simple blood test could highlight a newly-discovered biomarker for graft versus host disease.
17 January 2010 Researchers have identified new influences on leukemia cells that are linked to a patient's response to treatment.
14 January 2010 Guest Editor:  Leonard A. Valentino, MD

10 January 2010 Doctors say they have developed a vaccine which may help complete treatment for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia.
10 January 2010 Patients with primary plasma cell leukemia often benefit from an autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant, new findings show.
10 January 2010 Recent trial results support the use of a novel drug to treat multiple myeloma.
4 January 2010 Researchers have found a method of creating artificial red blood cells that can carry oxygen and are more flexible than earlier varieties.
4 January 2010 A new clinical trial of a multiple myeloma drug has shown improved patient outcomes following stem cell transplant.
4 January 2010 British hospitals are to test a new monoclonal antibody drug, which it is hoped will help treat B-cell lymphoma, it was announced today.
28 December 2009 A new drug holds promise for Hodgkin's lymphoma patients whose disease does not respond to standard treatment, British researchers have reported.
28 December 2009 It may be possible to reverse sickle cell disease in adults using stem-cell transplants, experts believe.
28 December 2009 A common painkiller stops low-dose aspirin from cutting the risk of heart attack and stroke, researchers have reported.
21 December 2009 Researchers believe they have found an accurate way of diagnosing pulmonary embolism.
21 December 2009 Scientists have found a set of molecules that may help prevent immune cells from attacking the body.
21 December 2009 Scientists have investigated the genetic changes that cause acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
11 December 2009 The bendamustine-rituximab (B-R)combination has the "potential" to become the new standard of care in first-line treatment of patients with advanced follicular, indolent and mantle cell lymphomas , reports a phase III study presented at the American Society of Hematology meeting, Dec 5-8, New Orleans, Louisana.
11 December 2009 Adding rituximab to chemotherapy in previously untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) significantly improved overall survival, found a study from the German CLL Group presented at the American Society of Hematology meeting (Dec 5-8, New Orleans, Louisiana).
11 December 2009 Children with sickle cell disease are under-prescribed painkilling drugs because of concern about side effects, say researchers.
6 December 2009 Patients who undergo surgery face a risk of developing lethal blood clots for weeks afterwards, researchers have warned.
6 December 2009 Three studies on drug treatments that combat blood clotting may change medical practice, a major conference was told yesterday.
6 December 2009 A drug derived from a Chinese evergreen tree is showing promise as a treatment for leukemia, a conference has been told.
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29 November 2009 Transplanted umbilical cord blood stem cells may help treat lung disorders, new research suggests.
29 November 2009 A new drug is showing promising results for treating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, US researchers have reported.
29 November 2009 World-wide campaigns against AIDS are reducing infection rates and death rates, experts reported yesterday.
23 November 2009 There has been a delay in the approval of a new drug to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
23 November 2009 Scientists have developed a novel method of capturing and destroying tumor cells circulating in the bloodstream.
23 November 2009 People with hemophilia in the developing world are being denied effective treatment, experts have warned.
15 November 2009 Drugs that boost red blood cell production may raise the risk of patients developing deep vein thrombosis, researchers have reported.
15 November 2009 A new method has been developed for treating the genetic disorder Hurler's syndrome.
15 November 2009 Scientists have found a way of increasing the success of umbilical cord blood transplants for patients with cancer of the blood.
8 November 2009 Scientists have found that two cancer-causing genes can work together to trigger acute myeloid leukemia.
8 November 2009 A major grant has been awarded to help US scientists investigate blood disorders among the elderly.
8 November 2009 US researchers have won a major grant to find ways of treating pain in sickle cell disease.
1 November 2009 Immunotherapy using white blood cells can be used to treat a serious side-effect of stem cell transplants, researchers have reported.
1 November 2009 A new drug has been approved in the US to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
1 November 2009 A new link has been discovered between venous thromboembolism and distribution of body fat.
25 October 2009 New research may help improve outcomes and long-term survival of people with multiple myeloma - by enabling reduction of drugs doses.
25 October 2009 New research challenges the assumption that pulmonary embolism often originates from deep vein thrombosis.
25 October 2009 Scientists have found a genetic trigger for leukemia which is particularly common among children with Down syndrome.
18 October 2009 A pregnant woman with cancer can pass the disease on to her baby, researchers have warned.
18 October 2009 An important hemoglobin-regulating gene has been identified by researchers in the UK.
18 October 2009 Researchers have discovered some of the links between common diseases and variations in blood measurements.
16 October 2009 Progress in uderstanding the pathogenesis of and treatment of MDS and advances in its treatment were discussed during oral and poster sessions. Patras, Greece 6-9 May 2009
11 October 2009 A new approach has been developed which promises to improve the accuracy of leukemia detection in bone marrow samples.
11 October 2009 A new approach has been developed which promises to improve the accuracy of leukemia detection in bone marrow samples.
11 October 2009 British researchers are continuing the battle against leukemia by tailoring new drugs to patient's individual genes.
11 October 2009 In multiple myeloma, the body's immune system cells are converted to become "protectors" of the cancer cells, according to a new scientific study.
5 October 2009 Parents who invest in umbilical cord banks for their children are, in effect, spending millions of dollars on treatment, researchers have claimed.
5 October 2009 Experts are reporting on further advances in the field of stem cell therapy, suggesting that umbilical cord cells may be used for a wide range of medical purposes.
5 October 2009 New research highlights a clear improvement in treatment for primary central nervous system lymphoma.
27 September 2009 The search for stem cells may prove as elusive as earlier scientific searches for substances such as phlogiston, an expert has claimed.
27 September 2009 New research is offering hope of a new treatment for children with  the rare but dangerous genetic disease, cystinosis.
27 September 2009 Obesity may worsen the prospects for children with leukemia, according to doctors at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, USA.
27 September 2009 Trauma patients needing major transfusions are twice as likely to die if they receive red blood cells that have been stored for a month, it has been claimed.
21 September 2009 Scientists have discovered a gene that triggers production of a blood cell that may help destroy cancer cells.
21 September 2009 An improved treatment for follicular lymphoma may be on the way, following results from a new trial.
13 September 2009 Improved treatment for children with leukemia may be on the way, thanks to new drug combinations, researchers have reported.
13 September 2009 New research has found that the bacteria causing infections in African children with sickle-cell anemia are the same as those in developed countries.
13 September 2009 US scientists are using genetic analysis to discover why different types of cancer respond differently to the same drugs.
6 September 2009 Researchers are beginning to understand how genetic variation between patients affects response to the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel.
6 September 2009 Teenagers and young adults diagnosed with blood-related cancers today have better long-term survival rates than those who were diagnosed in the 1980s, US researchers have found.
6 September 2009 Scientists have identified a compound which can resupply bone marrow with crucial stem cells after treatment for leukemia.
30 August 2009 A new analysis seeks to alert doctors to the factors that may lead to death in critically ill patients with blood cancer.
30 August 2009 Researchers have found that a new drug may improve outcomes for patients receiving donated blood stem cells after chemotherapy.
30 August 2009 Scientists have found DNA changes that may be linked with bone disease in multiple myeloma.
23 August 2009 Scientists have discovered two genes linked to the development of childhood leukemia, it has been announced.
23 August 2009 Experts have developed a new technique to transform embryonic stem cells into a range of different blood cells.
23 August 2009 New findings highlight the risks of giving donated platelets to bone marrow failure patients before transplant.
16 August 2009 Tests on a new anti-clotting drug suggest it may be safer than existing drugs for preventing blood clots after joint replacement.
16 August 2009 Women taking the contraceptive pill still face a risk of dangerous blood clots - and do not always get the safest brands, experts have warned.
16 August 2009 Scientists have made new discoveries about how blood stem cells function.
9 August 2009 Exercise can improve fatigue and depression among leukemia patients, new research suggests.
9 August 2009 Gene sequencing is laying the groundwork for a better understanding of acute myeloid leukemia, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
9 August 2009 Scientists have identified a potentially-reversible genetic change which occurs before the onset of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
2 August 2009 Childhood acute myeloid leukemia involves far fewer genetic mutations than expected, a new study has found.
2 August 2009 Researchers have identified a potential new drug for childhood leukemia, based on their earlier genetic findings.
2 August 2009 Blood transfusion can be risky for heart surgery patients, as it may increase the chance of infection, experts have warned.
24 July 2009 Scientists have warned that not all cells in the body are genetically identical - and this may distort research findings.
24 July 2009 A study has found good results for a drug to treat patients who have a hereditary blood disorder and face surgery.
24 July 2009 Researchers say they may have found a way of encouraging the body to deal with acute myeloid leukemia at source.
19 July 2009 A new treatment strategy for Hodgkin's lymphoma has been devised by doctors at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
19 July 2009 Scientists believe they have found a chromosome abnormality which can trigger acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
19 July 2009 Experts are warning that research on a specific type of stem cell may be unreliable, as the cells are often "contaminated".
12 July 2009 A drug commonly used to treat anemia in cancer patients may be harmful, a new review has found.
12 July 2009 Scientists in the US have developed a technique to generate multi-functional stem cells from human blood samples.
12 July 2009 A new treatment for acute myeloid leukemia is being developed to target a protein on the surface of cancer stem cells.
7 July 2009 The inaugural meeting of the newly established London Lymphoma Forum took place on May 12th 2009 at the Institute of Physics (IOP) under the joint chairmanship of Robert Marcus from King's College Hospital and Chris McNamara from the Royal Free Hospital. 50 trainees and consultants participated. The topic of the meeting was Hodgkin Lymphoma.
6 July 2009 European researchers are pressing on with a trial of a novel anti-coagulant aimed at improving outcomes from knee surgery.
6 July 2009 Researchers are testing a new antibody treatment for a hard to treat form of leukemia in the hope of finding a radical new therapy, researchers have reported.
6 July 2009 Being a vegetarian cuts the risk of developing cancer, especially cancers of the blood, researchers reported today.
28 June 2009 Scientists have told of their search for a reliable marker of prognosis for adult acute myeloid leukemia.
28 June 2009 Cranial radiation may be unnecessary in most cases of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to a new analysis.
28 June 2009 Researchers have shed light on the cause of relapse in some cases of childhood T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
21 June 2009 New research supports a modified treatment for severe sepsis or septic shock.
21 June 2009 People who are exposed to some pesticides may be at a raised risk of an abnormal blood condition called MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance), researchers have warned.
21 June 2009 Researchers have found that the best approach for most acute myeloid leukemia patients in first complete remission is an allogeneic stem cell transplant.
14 June 2009 Trials of an anti-sickness drug have shown good results in chemotherapy patients.
14 June 2009 British researchers have discovered one reason why a popular acute lymphoblastic leukemia drug does not always work.
14 June 2009 Scientists may have discovered an effective approach to gene therapy for hemophilia A.
8 June 2009 New findings are helping to explain the process by which the body halts bleeding, known as hemostasis.
7 June 2009 Scientists have developed a new method of producing healthy blood cells from skin cells of patients with a rare blood disorder.
7 June 2009 A new drug for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia may help treat those with resistance to imatinib, researchers have reported.
31 May 2009 Green tea may contain substances with powerful medical benefits, according to findings published yesterday.
31 May 2009 A US firm has received funding to develop a system for storing blood and extending its shelf-life.
31 May 2009 New research does not support the routine use of aspirin to prevent heart disease among healthy people, it has been claimed.
25 May 2009 The widely-used cancer treatment rituximab, sold as Rituxan and MabThera, has been linked to cases of a fatal brain virus.
25 May 2009 A British government offer of improved help for people with hemophilia infected with deadly viruses has failed to satisfy critics.
25 May 2009 New research may help to explain what the blood system requires to develop.
17 May 2009 An anti-viral drug could be effective against 30 per cent of cancers, according to a new analysis.
17 May 2009 Researchers are warning that drugs commonly given to patients with the bone marrow disorder primary myelofibrosis may have drawbacks.
10 May 2009 New research suggests that oral rivaroxaban is better than subcutaneous enoxaparin at preventing blood clots after knee replacement surgery.
10 May 2009 Scientists are making new discoveries about the basis of childhood leukemia.
10 May 2009 Common heartburn drugs can interfere with anti-clotting medication, researchers have warned.
3 May 2009 Drugs often used to treat anemia in cancer patients appear to increase mortality rates, finds new research.
3 May 2009 New research suggests that the risk of developing leukemia as a side-effect of a multiple sclerosis drug is higher than previously thought.
3 May 2009 A new biomarker has been discovered that indicates how aggressive a patient's leukemia will be.
27 April 2009 Scientists have made further discoveries about the role of platelets in blood clot formation.
27 April 2009 British scientists today reported a new technique that may help the body destroy cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed.
27 April 2009 Scientists are working on a new leukemia treatment using a South Pacific marine sponge.
19 April 2009 Hemophilia experts have called for comprehensive care for patients around the world.
19 April 2009 Scientists have suggested that the use of a specific class of drug alongside the leukemia treatment imatinib (Gleevec) may boost its effectiveness.
19 April 2009 Researchers have found that older people who take aspirin or certain other drugs to prevent blood clots are at risk of "microbleeds" in the brain.
12 April 2009 Experts have made a vital discovery about the early development of blood cells.
12 April 2009 Researchers say they may have found a way to reactivate genes to restore the natural cell cycle of acute myeloid leukemia cells.
12 April 2009 A gene has been identified by experts as crucial in the development of hematopoietic stem cells, which give rise to all types of blood cells.
6 April 2009 New findings suggest that a form of statin drug can reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism, dangerous blood clots forming in a vein.
6 April 2009 Scientists have made an important discovery about the movement of blood stem cells, which develop into the specialized cells of the bloodstream.
5 April 2009 Doctors have told how a woman developed a dangerous blood clot in her leg from eating too much grapefruit.
29 March 2009 People with a family history of blood clots, or venous thrombosis, are at a increased risk independently of other factors, researchers have found.
29 March 2009 Researchers have found a set of three genes which together indicate a patient's ideal dose of the blood-thinning drug warfarin.
29 March 2009 A new drug for the blood disorder immune thrombocytopenic purpura is showing significant benefit for patients.
22 March 2009 Experts have found an inherited genetic tendency which increases the chance of developing myeloproliferative disorders.
22 March 2009 A new molecule has been discovered which may help lead to better anti-blood clot medications.
22 March 2009 Recent work on a rare form of anemia may help lead to promising new drug treatments.
15 March 2009 Scientists have made new discoveries about genes that can lead to childhood leukemia.
15 March 2009 Rituximab may prove an effective maintenance therapy for indolent lymphoma, researchers have reported.
15 March 2009 A drug derived from the magnolia tree is showing promises as a way of preventing blood clots, especially during surgery, researchers have reported.
13 March 2009 New evidence suggests that genes involved in DNA repair are linked to the risk of Hodgkin's disease.
9 March 2009 Researchers have discovered a vital step in the development of human blood cells.
9 March 2009 The latest results from a study of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia indicate a benefit from the drug Marqibo.
1 March 2009 Dr Jan Simoni of Texas Tech University, USA, who co-invented HemoTech, has published an update on the current global stance on blood substitutes.
1 March 2009 In view of increasing numbers of hip and knee replacements, doctors must tackle the risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, experts have warned.
1 March 2009 A fresh plea has been made to allow gay men to donate blood.
22 February 2009 A major new study has confirmed the benefits of genetic testing before prescribing the anticoagulant warfarin.
22 February 2009 Infection with the agent that causes variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) has been found in a hemophilia patient, British officials have revealed.
22 February 2009 Scientists believe they have found a way of limiting graft-versus-host-disease after a bone marrow transplant for leukemia.
15 February 2009 Cancer patients do not benefit from taking warfarin to prevent thromboses, British researchers have reported.
15 February 2009 Scientists have found a link between certain inactive genes and the outcome for patients with acute leukemia.
15 February 2009 Researchers have discovered the basis of a serious side-effect caused by a popular anti-platelet drug.
8 February 2009 A study on the quality of radiation therapy reporting in trials involving Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has found it wanting.
8 February 2009 A new study has shed light on parents' needs for information about the neurocognitive late effects (NCLE) of treatment for childhood cancer.
8 February 2009 Scientists have made new discoveries about a type of cell seen in patients with myeloid leukemia.
1 February 2009 A bone marrow treatment may successfully treat multiple sclerosis, it has been announced.
1 February 2009 Scientists have discovered that a cell signalling system called the Notch pathway may be central to the development of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
1 February 2009 Scientists have identified genetic variations linked with the success of treatment for child acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
1 February 2009 British researchers are setting out to find out if there is a link between drinking coffee during pregnancy and a child developing leukemia.
26 January 2009 BACKGROUND Iron deficiency anemia affects 1 billion people worldwide and The United Nations Children's Fund's (UNICEF) goal to "reduce the prevalence of anaemia (including iron deficiency) by one third by 2010" emphasizes this global problem. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 52.0 % of pregnant women and 39.0 % of infants under four are anaemic in developing countries, compared with 22.7 % and 20.1 % in developed countries. Importantly, it is these groups who are most vulnerable to the numerous effects of IDA on mortality and morbidity, due to their increased physiological demands. Read the paper.
25 January 2009 Researchers have found that the drugs rituximab plus ibritumomab tiuxetan are an effective initial treatment for certain types of B cell lymphoma.
25 January 2009 Researchers have found a protein linked to failure to respond to treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
25 January 2009 Genetic testing of all patients about to start on the blood thinner warfarin is not cost-effective, say researchers.
18 January 2009 Discoveries have been made that could lead to the identification of high-risk childhood leukemia patients.
18 January 2009 Researchers have found that hematopoietic cell transplants from donors with certain genes can improve survival rates.
11 January 2009 Experts have created a new type of artificial bone marrow which can be used to test new drugs and provide blood for transfusions.
11 January 2009 The genetic basis of severe congenital neutropenia is being unravelled by a global team of scientists.
11 January 2009 A genetic risk factor has been discovered that may predict relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
4 January 2009 Scientists have discovered that an extract from grape seeds may help destroy leukemia cells.
4 January 2009 A new drug has been approved in Europe for patients with high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia.
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4 January 2009 Researchers believe they have found a way to increase healthy blood cell counts in patients with leukemia.
22 December 2008 A new drug has been approved in the US for stem cell mobilization in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
22 December 2008 Low bone mineral density is a common problem among male survivors of childhood cancer, experts warn.
22 December 2008 Researchers have concluded that older leukemia patients should not be excluded from receiving blood stem cell transplants from matched donors.
14 December 2008 A procedure where umbilical cord stem cell numbers are expanded then transplanted is as safe as standard cord blood transplants, researchers report.
14 December 2008 A novel drug may be on the horizon for patients with cancers of the bone marrow, under development by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University, USA.
14 December 2008 New figures suggest that leukemia patients are surviving longer than ever after treatment with the drug imatinib (Glivec).
9 December 2008 A revolutionary new anti-clotting treatment is proving successful in protecting pregnant women and surgery patients at high risk of thrombosis.
8 December 2008 Scientists are unravelling the reasons why some people with HIV are able to live healthily for years without antiretroviral therapy.
8 December 2008 Scientists may have found a genetic approach to treating the inherited blood disorders sickle cell disease and thalassemia.
8 December 2008 US scientists have customized a key human enzyme that produces heparin, reports the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
30 November 2008 A pharmaceutical company is hoping to gain approval for a chemotherapy drug to treat adult patients with acute leukemia.
30 November 2008 Researchers believe they may have identified a new genetic target for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
24 November 2008 Researchers have found that "early dose intensity" may be crucial for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia.
24 November 2008 A new study suggests that a widely-used cancer drug may increase the risk of dangerous blood clots in the veins.
24 November 2008 Cancer patients who need transfusions may need to be given blood fresh from a donor, according to new findings.
17 November 2008 A new method is making it possible for high-risk patients with sickle cell disease to be given a bone marrow transplant.
17 November 2008 Targeted therapy is proving effective for newly-diagnosed patients with high-risk, chronic lymphoid leukemia, researchers have reported.
17 November 2008 Scientists have shed new light on some of the chemical changes in the body that may trigger leukemia.
9 November 2008 Scientists have suggested a new  way to halt the development of some childhood leukemias.
9 November 2008 A new approach is being tested for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
9 November 2008 Scientists have decoded the full genome of an adult patient who died from acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), it has been announced.
2 November 2008 A new study has warned of the risks of storing blood for too long.
2 November 2008 The rate of complications among patients on the common blood thinner warfarin can be cut by giving better instructions. researchers have reported.
2 November 2008 Commonly-used cholesterol lowering drugs may protect patients against deep vein thrombosis , new research suggests.
26 October 2008 Researchers have discovered that survival rates among non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients are determined by socioeconomic factors as well as the type of treatment received.
26 October 2008 Researchers believe they have discovered a new method of increasing the efficacy of an anti-leukemia drug.
26 October 2008 One year data from the European Treatment and Outcomes Study (EUTOS) for chronic myeloid leukemia, presented at the European LeukemiaNet meeting, shows standardisation of CML therapy across Europe is now becoming a reality.
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19 October 2008 Researchers have found that "triple antiplatelet therapy" is more effective at inhibiting platelet production in coronary angioplasty patients.
19 October 2008 Researchers have found that both hereditary and acquired risk factors play important roles in abdominal venous thrombosis.
19 October 2008 Scientists have identified new properties of a blood protein which may help to reduce the side-effects of chemotherapy.
13 October 2008 The risks and benefits associated with treatments for multiple myeloma are debated this month in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
12 October 2008 Researchers investigating the genetics of Hodgkin lymphoma have identified a signaling molecule in malignant cells.
12 October 2008 A double-pronged approach is most effective for preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), researchers have found.
6 October 2008 A new diagnostic test for rare leukemias may cut diagnosis time from weeks to hours, according to findings reported today.
6 October 2008 Early study results suggest that the anemia drugs, erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESAs), may raise the risk of death in cancer patients and reduce overall survival.
6 October 2008 Hematology experts have received a large grant to support their work into the causes of myelodysplastic syndromes.
4 October 2008 The popular blood-thinning drug warfarin can put patients at increased risk if they suffer a hemorrhagic stroke, researchers have warned.
29 September 2008 Leukemia researchers have found a potential new target for chemotherapy drugs - an enzyme which regulates blood cell growth.
29 September 2008 Blood transfusion has reached levels of safety that could not have been imagined a decade ago, write experts in a new review.
22 September 2008 New research suggests that people who suffer from migraines are at an increased risk of developing dangerous blood clots in their veins.
22 September 2008 There has been a "dramatic" increase in survival from multiple myeloma over the past two decades, researchers have found.
22 September 2008 Britain is to be the first country to adopt a standard procedure for assessing hospital patients for risk of deadly blood clots, it has been announced.
15 September 2008 A new analysis suggests that the five- and ten-year survival rates for children with leukemia have continued to improve.
15 September 2008 US hematology experts are calling for immediate action to tackle deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the formation of blood clots, or thrombus, in major veins.
15 September 2008 A new device has been developed to improve the number of stem cells that can be collected from umbilical cord blood.
8 September 2008 Human cord blood cells may be used to treat hearing damage, researchers have reported.
8 September 2008 Encouraging results have been reported from a clinical trial of a new drug for multiple myeloma.
8 September 2008 Scientists in Australia have found a method of deactivating a crucial molecule in cancer development.
31 August 2008 Scientists say they have made a critical - and surprising - breakthrough in the search to create unlimited supplies of blood.
31 August 2008 A new study has found that it is safe for women to stop taking their anticoagulant tablets once six months has passed since their venous blood clot.
31 August 2008 Experts have found possible new ways to harness the white blood cells known as Natural Killer (or NK) cells to improve cancer treatment.
24 August 2008 A new trial is under way to investigate the benefits of transplant for sickle cell disease patients.
24 August 2008 Researchers have found that by blocking a certain enzyme they can alleviate the symptoms of myeloid leukemia in mice.
24 August 2008 Scientists are learning more about how the blood protein Factor XI produces blood clots.
18 August 2008 Researchers have reported promising results from early trials of a new anti-blood clotting drug.
18 August 2008 Scientists have discovered one of the key ways in which bone marrow stem cells develop into different types of blood cell.
10 August 2008 Scientists have developed a new test which they hope will assist in the diagnosis of anemias and iron overload disorders linked to chronic illness.
10 August 2008 A surprising discovery may prove to be beneficial for leukemia patients.
10 August 2008 Researchers have warned that some patients with multiple myeloma may be put at risk by anti-anemia drugs.
3 August 2008 The makers of a possible new drug for leukemia have received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
3 August 2008 New figures show that smoking is significantly linked to developing a second cancer in childhood cancer survivors.
3 August 2008 People who have suffered allergies and asthma for many years may enjoy a reduced risk of developing B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), according to an Australian study.
27 July 2008 Experts are launching a large new study to investigate treatment with Viagra for sickle cell disease (SCD).
27 July 2008 Scientists have discovered a new way in which a bodily protein may trigger anemia.
27 July 2008 US researchers have reported five gene variants that could potentially help predict sickle cell disease severity and lead to better future treatments.
21 July 2008 Researchers are investigating whether a protein used in the treatment of solid tumors may also be beneficial for treating leukemia.
21 July 2008 Researchers believe there may be a new effective way to prevent graft versus host disease following treatment with a bone marrow transplant.
19 July 2008 Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics (AMT) has announced it will work with St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Tennessee, USA to develop a gene therapy treatment for Hemophilia B.
13 July 2008 Leukemia research in Britain has received a financial boost with a group of scientists winning a 1.6m UK pound (3.2m US dollar) award.
13 July 2008 Scientists have discovered some of the main risk factors for an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).
13 July 2008 European scientists are hoping to develop improved therapies for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) that are less toxic than chemotherapy.
7 July 2008 Scientists have made a discovery about B-cell lymphomas such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
6 July 2008 Researchers have found a potentially method of improving survival rates after extreme blood loss.
6 July 2008 Experts have devised what they believe is an improved way of calculating the cure rates from childhood leukemia.
28 June 2008 A novel drug approach could reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) among hip replacement patients.
28 June 2008 New advice has been published for dealing with thrombosis in a variety of patient groups.
28 June 2008 A new vaccine approach to treating for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is being investigated by experts at the University of Maryland and Stanford University, California, USA.
21 June 2008 An effective drug for sickle cell anemia is being underused because of misplaced fears over its proper use and possible long-term side-effects, experts have warned.
21 June 2008 China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have revolutionized their blood donor systems by achieving almost 100 per cent voluntary donations, according to the World Health Organization.
21 June 2008 Interim PET scans may improve the treatment of Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a major conference has been told.
15 June 2008 A new anti-blood clot drug has been approved for use in the Scottish National Health Service, for preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adults who have undergone total hip or knee replacement surgery.
15 June 2008 An artificial blood manufacturer has announced positive results for one of its products, a hemoglobin-based substitute named HBOC-201 or Hemopure.
15 June 2008 Nearly half of European hematologists are not adhering to European LeukemiaNet recommendations on molecular testing for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), concludes a survey presented at the 13th European Hematology Association Meeting (Copenhagen, Denmark , June 12-15).
13 June 2008 Top hematologists have been recognized at an international conference for their valuable contributions to the field.
8 June 2008 Researchers have found that adults who survive childhood Hodgkin's lymphoma have an increased risk of dying from a second cancer or cardiovascular disease.
8 June 2008 Recent findings provide support for a new drug to treat relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
1 June 2008 Researchers have identified a type of leukemia stem cell and discovered the mechanisms that cause normal blood stem cells to become cancerous, Nature journal reports.
1 June 2008 Researchers from New York City's Weill Cornell Medical College may have discovered the precise role of a gene in beta-thalassemia (Cooley's anemia), the journal Blood reports.
1 June 2008 US pathologists have developed a chemically modified protein that may help treat patients with Hemophilia A, the Journal of Biological Chemistry reports.
23 May 2008 HRT pills pose a special risk of causing dangerous blood clotting, researchers warned today.
23 May 2008 Umbilical cord blood cells could be used to kill human leukemia cells using a new method.
23 May 2008 Scientists have discovered a new drug combination which could be highly effective against leukemia cells.
16 May 2008 A once-popular drug given to prevent blood loss during heart surgery almost certainly increases mortality, researchers have warned.
16 May 2008 Patients who need surgically enlarged blood vessels (fistulas) for hemodialysis can be effectively protected against blood clots by the anti-platelet drug clopidogrel, say researchers.
16 May 2008 Long-term exposure to air pollution may raise the risk of dangerous blood clots, according to new findings.
10 May 2008 Sickle-shaped cells are not the only cause of the problems encountered by patients with this kind of anemia, researchers have reported.
10 May 2008 Researchers in China believe that an alternative to aspirin could work just as well but cause fewer side-effects as an anti-coagulant.
10 May 2008 Scientists are discovering exactly how red blood cells mature and protect themselves from destruction.
4 May 2008 US researchers report they are developing a range of effective new treatments for different forms of lymphoma.
4 May 2008 Patients given hemoglobin-based blood substitutes (HBBSs) are at a raised risk of death and heart attack, suggests new research.
4 May 2008 Attending a day care centre or playgroups may contribute to reducing a child's chance of developing leukaemia, researchers have reported.

26 April 2008 Experts have discovered why contaminated batches of heparin were not discovered during normal safety screening.
26 April 2008 Researchers say they have explained an important step in the formation of clots in blood vessels.
26 April 2008 A novel drug has raised hopes of preventing relapse in cancer patients with recurrent lymphoma.
21 April 2008 Researchers have discovered one reason why a fifth of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia are resistant to an important chemotherapy drug.

21 April 2008 Scientists have discovered why arsenic can successfully treat acute promyelocytic leukemia, Nature Cell Biology reports.
13 April 2008 Scientists say they have come up with a novel method of ensuring donated blood is not contaminated with the vCJD prion.
13 April 2008 A gene has been identified which determines the rate of stem cell production.
13 April 2008 A new drug is under investigation to treat myeloproliferative diseases (MPD).
5 April 2008 Researchers have discovered a new indicator of risk for developing Hodgkin lymphoma.
5 April 2008 British researchers have developed a new blood test to avoid needless treatments for pregnant women.
5 April 2008 Survivors of childhood leukemia can face many long-term health problems, finds a new study.
3 April 2008 The European Commission has given approval to the novel oral anticoagulant Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate), it has been announced.
 
30 March 2008 US researchers have developed a potential alternative drug for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) who are resistant to imatinib.
30 March 2008 A trial is under way to test a new product to halt post-surgical bleeding.
21 March 2008 A new type of hemoglobin has been identified by researchers in Germany.
21 March 2008 A new radiology treatment for graft-versus-host disease may have better success than standard IV steroid treatment, the Society of Interventional Radiology's 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington has heard.
21 March 2008 Children with a mild form of alpha thalassemia are protected against life-threatening malarial anemia, says research published in the March issue of PloS Medicine.
16 March 2008 Women taking imatinib therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) should be advised to avoid pregnancy, warn researchers.
16 March 2008 US researchers have pinpointed the enzymes essential for bacteria to live in the blood, leading to possible antibiotic targets, the journal PLoS Pathogens report.
9 March 2008 Experts have found that aspirin is very effective at preventing blood clots after a knee replacement.
9 March 2008 Researchers have found a genetic predictor of a person's response to the blood-thinning drug warfarin.
9 March 2008 Blood oxygen levels could help identify children with sickle cell anemia who are at higher risk of stroke, the British Journal of Haematology reports.
3 March 2008 Researchers say they have discovered a method of counteracting an impairment triggered by leukemia.
3 March 2008 Drugs to treat anemic cancer patients may stimulate the growth of cancer cells and raise the risk of blood clots and death, reports the Journal of the American Medical Association.
3 March 2008 More patients with sickle cell anemia should be getting hydroxyurea treatment, according to US experts.

24 February 2008 A new anti-blood clotting agent has been discovered by scientists who believe it could benefit patients who require blood thinning drugs.

24 February 2008 Obese women are at a raised risk of developing blood clots in the lungs during pregnancy, new research suggests.
24 February 2008 A new study suggests that telomere length in patients with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is related to the future course of their disease.
15 February 2008 Researchers believe that a new form of gene therapy may trigger a leukemia patient's immune system to attack and destroy cancer cells.
15 February 2008 Scientists are making progress in unravelling the stages of red blood cell development.
15 February 2008 Researchers specializing in hemophilia A believe a cure is possible using transplanted healthy cells.
10 February 2008 B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) may develop because of a long-term bacterial infection, such as pneumonia, according to new findings.
10 February 2008 The European Medicines Agency has recommended approval of dabigatran etexilate (Praxada), a novel oral anticoagulant for patients who have had total hip or knee replacements.
3 February 2008 Researchers have found that a drug licensed for use in kidney cancer is beneficial for many patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
3 February 2008 The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is higher among hospital patients than is often thought, warn researchers.
3 February 2008 Scientists have found a possible genetic explanation for one aspect of beta-thalassemia.
27 January 2008 Phase 1 trials of a new drug, Hematide, to treat chemotherapy-induced anemia have started in the United States, it has been announced.
27 January 2008 A US engineer has designed a tiny, implantable device that can successfully pull adult stem cells out of a living rat.
27 January 2008 British researchers have uncovered a pathway that makes cancerous leukemia cells resistant to treatment, they report in the journal Blood.
24 January 2008  
20 January 2008 Minor leg injuries such as ankle strains could mean a higher risk of blood clots in the legs or lungs, according a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
20 January 2008 US scientists studying cancer stem cells have found a clue as to why multiple myeloma is so resistant to chemotherapy.
20 January 2008 A top leukemia researcher has been awarded a large grant for his studies into how abnormal red blood cell behavior causes acute myeloid leukemia  to develop.
20 January 2008 Patients with sickle cell disease often suffer a great deal more pain than doctors realise, researchers have reported.
13 January 2008 An improvement to the standard anemia treatment may be on the horizon thanks to a discovery by Swiss researchers.
13 January 2008 Scientists have found a genetic risk factor for blood clots in the brain, known as cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT).
5 January 2008 New research has found that eltrombopag significantly boosts platelet counts in patients with cirrhosis of the liver due to hepatitis C virus, the New England Journal of Medicine reports.
5 January 2008 US researchers will lead a ground-breaking study to test whether high doses of vitamin C can slow the progression of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
29 December 2007 US researchers will use sensitive technology to screen for microRNAs that may be used as potential biomarkers and drug targets for three types of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
29 December 2007 An internationally acclaimed physician-scientist and molecular hematologist has earned the American Society of Hematology's Outstanding Service Award.
22 December 2007 Leukemia researchers have developed a new method to test the efficacy of a novel drug combination.
22 December 2007 An alternative method of scanning the lungs has been found safe and effective at diagnosing pulmonary embolism.
22 December 2007 A British child with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) has been diagnosed with leukemia following gene therapy.
17 December 2007 Doctors have discovered that patients with inherited metabolic disorders can benefit significantly from umbilical cord blood transplants, even if the donor is unrelated.
12 December 2007  
12 December 2007 Researchers have presented a promising line-up of therapies for chronic myelogenous leukemia at a major hematology conference.
12 December 2007 Adding the drug Gleevec to the treatment for the worst form of childhood leukemia almost completely reverses the disease's poor prognosis, the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology has heard.
8 December 2007 Blood transfusions may explain why women are at greater risk than men from surgery, researchers have reported.
8 December 2007 Two cancer drugs are being tested as new treatments for sickle cell disease.
8 December 2007 Outcomes can be similar for patients with cancer of the blood who receive tissue-matched stem cells from either a related or unrelated donor, according to new findings.
2 December 2007 The largest ever clinical trial of its kind for patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura has found the oral platelet growth factor eltrombopag successfully increased platelet counts and decreased bleeding.

2 December 2007 A new campaign has called for patients with diabetes and sickle cell trait to have the reliable hemoglobin A1c blood test.
2 December 2007 Blood transfusions may not be as safe for heart surgery patients as commonly thought, according to a new study.
24 November 2007 Patients with dangerous blood clots remain at a raised risk of heart attack and stroke for several years, according to a new study.

24 November 2007 Scientists believe that carbon monoxide may counteract a harmful side-effect of a widely used leukemia drug.

23 November 2007 Taking part in regular sport, of almost any kind, helps protect against thrombosis, according to new research.

22 November 2007 A combination of a thalidomide derivative and a steroid is proving effective at treating multiple myeloma, according to two major studies reported today.
16 November 2007 Scientists have developed a new method to predict risk of death among patients on dialysis for end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
16 November 2007 New findings suggest that the leukemia drug imatinib, sold as Gleevec, is safe and effective in the long-term.

9 November 2007 Survival rates for multiple myeloma is the US have risen dramatically over the past decade. Researchers are now uncovering the reasons for this success.
9 November 2007 Scientists have carried out an in-depth study on the side-effects of the drug dexamethasone.
9 November 2007 Scientists have designed a potential new generation of anti-coagulant drugs in the laboratory, it has been announced.
3 November 2007 A new drug is now available for adult patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML).
3 November 2007 A leading hematologist has outlined his approach to treating chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
3 November 2007 New guidelines are out on the prevention and treatment of dangerous blood clots in cancer patients.
28 October 2007 Scientists have unravelled one of the reasons why leukemia is more common among people with the inherited disease Fanconi anemia (FA).
22 October 2007 New forms of anti-anemia drugs can reduce the frequency of treatment needed by kidney patients, according to a new study.
22 October 2007 Geneticists have identified a gene which they describe as a "key player" in the development of mixed lineage leukemia (MLL).
22 October 2007 The blood thinning drug eptifibatide (Integrilin) may have beneficial anti-inflammatory effects in patients with sickle cell disease, a small study published in the British Journal of Haematology has revealed.
22 October 2007 Transfusion medicine and hematology experts say universal adoption of leukocyte reduction should be mandated throughout the USA.
18 October 2007 Scientists are unravelling the process of how donated blood becomes impaired soon after leaving the body.
18 October 2007 Researchers have discovered a way in which the body maintains and utilizes its stores of iron.
18 October 2007 Researchers are testing a drug that can override one of the common mutations found in drug-resistant chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
5 October 2007 Three "cutting edge" research teams have become the latest recipients of a major US program investigating hematological cancers.
5 October 2007 A traditional herb has provided a new anti-leukemia drug that should begin tests on patients this year, researchers have reported.
2 October 2007 Scientists may have found a way to make the drug imatinib (Gleevec) more effective against chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
1 October 2007 A new approach to anti-clotting therapy has been discovered by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.
1 October 2007 Scientists are working on a new approach to treating forms of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
22 September 2007 Genetic defects appear to be directly related to higher risk in patients with multiple myeloma, according to new findings.
22 September 2007 Sexual problems are a common issue for both men and women after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT), new data suggests.
22 September 2007 USA molecular diagnostics company Xenomics will join forces with Ipsogen SAS to produce a range of diagnostic tests to monitor patients with acute myeloid leukemia.
15 September 2007 It would seem that noncoding RNA, sometimes referred to as "junk RNA", plays a greater role in leukemia development than previously thought, according to research.
15 September 2007 Scientists have identified a critical pathway in the development of some multiple myeloma (MM) cases.
15 September 2007 Research suggests that the new anticoagulant drug, dabigatran etexilate, is as effective as injections of the standard drug, enoxaparin, at cutting the risk of deep vein thrombosis after hip replacement.
8 September 2007 Japanese researchers have learned how blood platelets can contribute to the spread of cancer throughout the body.
8 September 2007 White blood cells may be helpful in preventing adverse reactions to transplanted blood and bone marrow.
1 September 2007 A new immunosuppressant drug has shown an ability to fight cancer cells in animal tests of leukemias.
1 September 2007 Risk of neutropenia, an abnormally low number of neutrophil granulocytes, during cancer therapy is linked to genetics.
1 September 2007 A team from the US has made further discoveries about an aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and how it can become drug-resistant.
25 August 2007 Researchers have successfully treated a form of cancer which develops in organ transplant patients, using donated blood.
25 August 2007 A new technique promises improvements in reducing the risk of bleeding during surgery.
25 August 2007 New research has advanced the possibility of targeting a cell signalling pathway as therapy for multiple myeloma (MM).
17 August 2007 Researchers are paving the way for developing a risk profile of venous thrombosis in menopausal women.
11 August 2007 A new study has confirmed the benefit of anticoagulants such as warfarin for preventing stroke among elderly people who have a particular type of irregular heartbeat.
11 August 2007 Two proteins that are involved in red blood cell development may in future help treat genetic blood disorders, researchers have reported.
10 August 2007 A study into acute myeloid leukemia (AML) suggests that patients with normal-looking chromosomes but a gene mutation relapse less often if given aggressive therapy.
3 August 2007 Significantly fewer people are eligible to give blood than was previously thought, according to US researchers.
3 August 2007 Worldwide access to life-saving blood supplies is limited, warns an editorial in the Lancet  this week.
3 August 2007 Experts believe they have found a new target for drugs to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma.
27 July 2007 Researchers from Australia have found that preventative drugs can reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in hospital patients.
27 July 2007 Computer-based calculations of blood-thinning drug dosages are safe and reliable, a new study suggests.
27 July 2007 Survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are less likely to keep fit as adults, increasing their risk for obesity and illness, according to US researchers.
27 July 2007 A study published in the Lancet has found people who receive blood transfusions from donors with undiagnosed cancers are at no higher risk of cancer than if the blood came from a cancer-free donor.
21 July 2007 A new treatment combination for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is showing good trial results.
21 July 2007 The risk of dangerous blood clots is high among hospital patients, a new study has found.
15 July 2007 A new blood testing kit has been developed which does not involve piercing the skin.
14 July 2007 Scientists in the US have identified gene activity linked to a dangerous form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
14 July 2007 Risk of death in sickle cell disease (SCD) can be estimated using a new statistical model of disease severity, say researchers.
6 July 2007 A new treatment approach may benefit patients with the potentially deadly disorder immunoglobulin-light chain (AL) amyloidosis.
6 July 2007 New lymphoma and leukemia treatments may become possible thanks to a recent discovery in France.
6 July 2007 Scientists are developing a drug which attacks chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells through a novel pathway.
30 June 2007 A new study suggests that the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) doubles after travelling seated and immobile for four hours.
30 June 2007 The treatment of anemia caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD) is made increasingly complex by co-morbidity, a new survey has found.
30 June 2007 Serious health problems in later life are very common among survivors of childhood cancer, a new study suggests.
23 June 2007 Developments in the treatment of anemia and hemophilia were reported to the major European hematology conference.
22 June 2007 The two major pathways of silencing genes are inter-dependent, say researchers, who believe this fact could aid leukemia treatment.
22 June 2007 High two-year survival rates have been found in elderly patients given Revlimid (lenalidomide), melphalan and prednisone for multiple myeloma (MM).
22 June 2007 Stem cell production in blood could be enhanced with a new treatment, helping patients with leukemia, say researchers.
16 June 2007 Good response rates have been found for an alternative chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) drug.
16 June 2007 DNA testing will enable massive improvements in blood transfusion, a British expert has told a conference.
14 June 2007 Safe blood supplies in poor countries could save the lives of thousands of mothers, the World Health Organization said today.
9 June 2007 Treatment with arsenic trioxide, alongside standard chemotherapy, improves survival from acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), researchers have reported.
9 June 2007 Children with leukemia can benefit equally from bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants, a new study has found.
9 June 2007 Hematology specialists have issued a strong warning about the dangers of thrombosis caused by air travel.
2 June 2007 A team from Ohio State University, USA, have made progress in tracking down the genetic basis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
2 June 2007 Researchers have discovered which type of iron fortification tackles anemia most effectively.
2 June 2007 Blood transfusions for pregnant women are to be the theme of this year's World Blood Donor Day, it has been announced.
25 May 2007 Long-term exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields may be linked to increased risk of cancer, according to a new study.
25 May 2007 A simple blood test could predict a child or young adult's chance of relapse or survival from acute leukemias, say researchers from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
25 May 2007 Blood clots are killing tens of thousands of people in hospitals, researchers have warned.
19 May 2007 Gene variations can make the body susceptible to the toxic side effects of leukemia therapy, the journal Blood reports.
19 May 2007 Scientists have discovered a possible new approach to tackling cell dehydration in sickle cell anemia.
19 May 2007 Two drug trials on multiple myeloma (MM) have been halted because of strong evidence in favor of lenalidomide.
13 May 2007 Scientists may have found a new method of preventing the rejection of transplanted bone marrow.
13 May 2007 Infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) increases the risk of developing cancer of the lymphatic system, new research suggests.
13 May 2007 Researchers have discovered a possible genetic basis for the rare bleeding disorder Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (LAD).
4 May 2007 Use of antithrombotic drugs, such as aspirin, may have increased deaths among the elderly from bleeding in the brain, British researchers have warned.
4 May 2007 A study is underway to test a new drug for patients with sickle cell disease.
4 May 2007 Researchers say they are closer to explaining the causes of drug resistance in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
4 May 2007 US researchers believe that destroying a survival protein - Mcl-1 - that protects cancer cells from dying may prove an effective way to fight leukemia.
27 April 2007 A new drug combination has shown good results for treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
27 April 2007 A new Canadian study has compared transfusion strategies for patients in pediatric intensive care units, the New England Journal of Medicine reports.
21 April 2007 Researchers believe they have found an improved drug treatment for venous thromboembolisms acquired following a stroke.
21 April 2007 A by-product of common wood mold - chaetocin - has shown promise as a new anti-myeloma agent, Blood journal reports.
21 April 2007 Researchers have discovered a possible genetic clue to T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
13 April 2007 They are one of the oldest forms of medical treatment - and yet science has only just realised a basic fact about leeches, according to a new study.
13 April 2007 Researchers have found a possible new treatment target for patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL).
6 April 2007 Leukoreduction (filtering white cells from blood) is better for patients and long overdue as a national standard for all surgery, according to a report in the journal Transfusion.
6 April 2007 Early results of a large multiple myeloma clinical trial have shown using a low dose of the steroid dexamethasone combined with lenalidomide prolongs survival compared with the high dose steroid treatment.
6 April 2007 Scientists have discovered a way of converting blood from groups A, B and  AB into group O, Nature Biotechnology reports.
1 April 2007 Researchers have discovered internal "clocks" that control the lifespan of blood platelets.
1 April 2007 Australian scientists say they now have a clearer idea why 20 per cent of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) relapse after treatment.
1 April 2007 An international study of a new blood thinning drug has shown its promise of reducing heart attack risk without causing major or minor bleeding.

23 March 2007 A new treatment for anemia is now on sale in Germany, and will be made available in the rest of Europe over the coming months, it has been announced.
23 March 2007 The cancer drug imatinib can trigger self-destruction of leukemia cells, as well as inhibit cancer cell growth, a new study suggests.

23 March 2007 Survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) need good long-term care to identify any secondary tumors in adulthood, new research shows.
23 March 2007 Canadian researchers have shown that antiplatelet drugs do not contribute to post-endoscopic bleeding.
19 March 2007 US researchers have called for pre-screening of cancer patients for the tumor suppressor p53 to assess their suitability for proteasome inhibitors - promising anti-cancer drugs.
19 March 2007 US researchers have found a cellular factor that can reverse histone trimethylation associated with mixed lineage leukemia (MLL).
19 March 2007 Research is under way to investigate the measles virus as a means of treating the bone marrow cancer multiple myeloma (MM).
10 March 2007 Several new mutated genes have been identified which are linked to the development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
10 March 2007 A new technique to treat deep vein thrombosis vacuums away damaging blood clots and restores blood flow to the leg.
2 March 2007 State-of-the-art recommendations have been published on bleeding after severe injury.
2 March 2007 Children with cancer are at a raised risk of bone problems for the rest of their life, suggests a new review.

2 March 2007 Scientists have taken a step closer to understanding the inherited blood disorder beta-thalassemia.
24 February 2007 New research shows that a certain cancer treatment can leave the immune system strengthened.
24 February 2007 Gene testing could help identify B cell lymphoma patients who could most benefit from a new treatment, according to new findings.
24 February 2007 An anti-inflammatory drug may boost the effectiveness of bone marrow transplants for children with adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), according to new research.
16 February 2007 Survivors of Hodgkin's disease are left with an elevated risk of death from heart attack, but could their risk be linked to the specific chemotherapy used?
16 February 2007 Red blood cell transfusion may not be the best approach to treating anemia in hospital patients, an expert has suggested.
16 February 2007 New guidance on lymphoma treatment has been published to aid clinicians around the world.
8 February 2007 Researchers say they have found the reason why the participants in the Northwick Park drug trial, conducted in London, UK, in March 2006 became seriously ill.
8 February 2007 New findings on a virus which triggers leukemia show exactly how it evades the immune system.
8 February 2007 Genes linked with thrombosis have been identified in recent DNA analysis.
3 February 2007 New advice is available for doctors dealing with venous thromboembolism (VTE).
3 February 2007 Investigators looking into the outcome of patients with sickle cell disease have found certain factors are not linked to later complications.
3 February 2007 Researchers working on ways to avoid graft versus host disease (GVHD) after hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) have made headway on predicting a patient's risk.
26 January 2007 A new set of guidelines have been published for physicians dealing with lymphoma.
26 January 2007 A new drug has shown promise in preventing gastrointestinal graft vs host disease (GVHD) following stem-cell transplants.
26 January 2007 Thalidomide treatment for multiple myeloma (MM) may soon be available for patients in Europe.
19 January 2007 Researchers have made progress in understanding exactly how blood clots work.
19 January 2007 A new diagnostic test for thrombosis may soon be available, thanks to research from the University of Navarra in Spain.

19 January 2007 US researchers have called for monitoring of bone health during chemotherapy in study published in Blood and now available online.
12 January 2007 Arsenic is used to treat a certain type of leukemia, and new research shows how it achieves its anti-cancer action.
12 January 2007 New guidance on drug-eluting stents has been released by the US Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI).
7 January 2007 A US researcher has developed a method of sorting blood to kill cancer cells and harvest stem cells at the same time.
7 January 2007 Scientists are testing the use of embryo spleen transplants as a treatment for hemophilia, it has been announced
5 January 2007 A three-year-old girl became the first child to receive her own umbilical cord blood to treat leukemia, it has been reported.
22 December 2006 Results have been published on the five-year outcomes of imatinib (Gleevec) treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
22 December 2006 A potential new drug for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has shown promising results in a recent trial.
22 December 2006 New research may explain why mortality among women after a heart bypass patients is higher than among men.
18 December 2006 New results of Phase II trials of eltrombopag showed decreased bleeding episodes and improved platelet counts in patients with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP),
14 December 2006 Predicting patients' responses to multiple myeloma (MM) drugs may become easier thanks to new discoveries.
14 December 2006 A new combination of three chemotherapy drugs has shown promising results in treating patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
8 December 2006 Stem cell transplant carries a long-term risk of cancer, new findings suggest.
8 December 2006 Doctors have reported details of a young man thought to have contracted the brain disease vCJD from a blood transfusion.
8 December 2006 Researchers have found that the chance of suffering a stroke is raised among survivors of childhood cancer.
2 December 2006 New research has clarified one of the cellular changes which cause drug resistance in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
2 December 2006 Strong growth is predicted in the market for drugs to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), say market analysts.
1 December 2006 A new leukemia project is underway focussing on minimal residual disease (MRD) - the few cancer cells that remain after successful treatment.
24 November 2006 A new grant will help UK scientists investigate the genetics of acute myeloid leukemia.
24 November 2006 A newly-discovered protein may help researchers understand the development of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
19 November 2006 Researchers have developed a guideline to help doctors decide whether to give a blood transfusion for acute coronary syndrome.
16 November 2006 Screening for high cholesterol can extend life expectancy among survivors of Hodgkin's lymphoma, say researchers.
16 November 2006 An oral therapy could help patients tolerate hepatitis C treatment and maintain platelet counts, a conference has heard.
10 November 2006 A new compound may soon be available for the treatment of sickle cell disease, a painful and debilitating genetic blood disorder.
10 November 2006 Researchers have found a certain type of cell in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that is strongly linked to relapse.
10 November 2006 Patients with multiple myeloma may benefit from maintenance therapy with thalidomide, say researchers from Canada, France, Switzerland, and Belgium.
10 November 2006 Lorus Therapeutics has reported on the uptake of its antisense drug GTI-2040 by tumor cells in acute myeloid leukemia.
3 November 2006 Researchers in the US have identified a link between an experimental treatment for atherosclerosis and chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML
3 November 2006 Hollywood actor Larenz Tate will help spread the message about the dangers of iron overload for people with sickle cell disease.
27 October 2006 A new technique has been developed which can predict when and where blood clotting will occur.
27 October 2006 A project aimed at developing new immunotherapies for cancers of the blood is amongst three that have gained renewed backing from a major hematology charity.
27 October 2006 A major research project to improve the outcomes of infants with leukemia is to share a $4.8 million award for new scientific work in hematology.
20 October 2006 The market for drugs to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is likely to undergo a transformation by 2015, say market analysts.
20 October 2006 Researchers in the US claim to have developed an improved blood stem cell transplant method for childhood leukemia.
20 October 2006 Researchers looking into the development of the immune system believe they have identified a crucial step in the formation of white blood cells.
20 October 2006 The key to treating acute myelogenous leukemia lies in blocking multiple
molecular pathways that fuel the disease, according to a study published in the journal Blood.
12 October 2006 Tumor cells found in the bone marrow of early stage breast cancer patients appear to be breast cancer stem cells, reports Clinical Cancer Research.
12 October 2006 The US Food and Drug Administration has granted special protocol assessment (SPA) for a trial of Genasense(r) (oblimersen sodium) injection in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
7 October 2006 New grants have been awarded to fund two places on the National US Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Clinical Fellowship Program in Bleeding Disorders Research.
7 October 2006 New data has been released on a possible drug for aggressive non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL).
2 October 2006 Patients, doctors and scientists in Europe have joined forces to call for greater action in the fight against multiple myeloma, a disease that affects more than 77,000 people on the continent.
30 September 2006 The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) has won three vital contracts to continue its work for patients with blood diseases, it has announced.
30 September 2006 Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a major public health concern and needs greater attention in the US, experts say.
23 September 2006 New research may bring hope for the treatment of leukemia patients resistant to the standard drug Gleevec.
23 September 2006 Interim results from an ongoing study of a new leukemia drug look hopeful, say the manufacturers, Bioenvision.
23 September 2006 Blood specialists dealing with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) may soon find their performance evaluated using a new tool.
16 September 2006 The diagnosis of multiple myeloma (MM) may benefit from a new technique developed in Spain.
16 September 2006 A new computer program will aid effective pain relief for patients with sickle cell disease, developers say.
16 September 2006 Trials are under way on a new potential leukemia drug which targets a protein found in cancerous tumors.
16 September 2006 Guidance is on the way to help US schools cope effectively with pupils who return after surviving cancer.
10 September 2006 An international study has revealed the benefits of treatment with intravenous enoxaparin compared with IV unfractionated heparin (UFH) in patients given elective peracutaneous coronary intervention or coronary angioplasty, the New England Journal of Medicine reports.
10 September 2006 Chicago's DuSable Museum hosted a free program on the history of Sickle Cell Anemia, ways to cope with the disease and current research yesterday.
2 September 2006 Researchers have halted clinical trials of the DNA synthesis inhibitor Troxatyl after disappointing results in the treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia.
2 September 2006 Patients in the USA, Canada, and Europe are to take part in trials of a novel treatment for peripheral T-cell lymphoma, it has been announced.
2 September 2006 Doctors treating patients in the biggest flu pandemic may have inadvertently stumbled across a powerful treatment, researchers have found.
2 September 2006 Research into chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is set to benefit from a new strain of mouse which closely mimics the disease
23 August 2006 Subcutaneous injection of the original and cheaper form of heparin is as safe and effective as the newer and more expensive drug for treatment of venous thromboembolism, according to a study in JAMA.
23 August 2006 Air travel is barely more likely to cause venous thromboembolism than other forms of travel, researchers have reported.
18 August 2006 A US researcher has discovered how a small but crucial part of the blood-clotting process works.
18 August 2006 The fibers that make up blood clots are the most stretchable fibers known to man, researchers have discovered.
11 August 2006 Scientists have discovered a cellular signalling system known as JAK/STAT which can both cause cancer directly, and knock out genetic mechanisms that suppress cancer.
11 August 2006 Medication errors are common in treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a new study shows.
11 August 2006 Brain hemorrhage is significantly more likely among older atrial fibrillation patients, new findings show.
4 August 2006 Researchers have taken a step closer to curing X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (XSCID).
4 August 2006 A genetic mutation has been identified which may speed the progression of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
4 August 2006 Thrombosis can occur in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), causing serious health problems.
1 August 2006 Two new studies help cast light on an individual's risk of recurrent blood clots.
25 July 2006 The anti-leukemia drug, Gleevec, can pose problems for the heart, doctors have warned.
25 July 2006 US researchers have found that a blood hormone can be used to easily predict risk of complication in sickle cell disease.
25 July 2006 Scientists have discovered that mutations to a gene essential for breastfeeding may trigger acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL).
21 July 2006 Drugs that target a cell growth pathway known as JAK-STAT are likely to work against some chronic leukemias, according to research published in the online journal Public Library of Science Medicine.
21 July 2006 A fast new approach to analyzing molecules from cancer cells will allow researchers to find cancer-causing mutations in just weeks, rather than years.
15 July 2006 The mechanism behind HIV infection has been made clearer by scientists who have discovered a molecule on the surface of B cells which must be activated for infection to occur.
15 July 2006 Rituximab is to be available in European countries as maintenance therapy for a common form of slow developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, it was announced yesterday.
15 July 2006 A new way of preventing graft rejection or graft-versus-host disease following stem cell transplant may be possible thanks to a recent discovery.
10 July 2006 The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Sprycel (dasatinib) for use in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
7 July 2006 A new treatment approach could be on the way for patients with hemophilia A who cannot benefit from blood transfusions in the normal way.
29 June 2006 Two pioneering studies in the field of stem cell transplantation may help improve the safety of the procedure in the treatment of leukemia.
29 June 2006 Early results are out on a Phase 2 trial of lenalidomide (sold as Revlimid) for aggressive Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL).
29 June 2006 New guidelines are out on the prevention and treatment of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE).
25 June 2006 A new insight into the causes of thrombosis will enable scientists to start developing medication to block platelet adhesion - a major step forward in thrombosis treatment.
25 June 2006 Scientists have made an important discovery about the process by which bones produce blood.
25 June 2006 Donated blood which has been stored for lengthy periods is linked to increased mortality among transfusion patients undergoing heart surgery, researchers have reported.
18 June 2006 Early results are looking hopeful for a new alternative drug for chronic myeloid leukemia.
15 June 2006 Global blood supplies are still not as safe or sustainable as they could be, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced.
15 June 2006 New figures are available this week on Hodgkin's disease (HD) survival rates in the US and different regions of Europe.
8 June 2006 New research has found a possible avenue for overcoming resistance to chemotherapy and radiation therapy in leukemia.
8 June 2006 Thrombosis among cancer patients may be prevented by taking a form of vitamin D, researchers have reported.
8 June 2006 The latest data from a long-term study of imatinib (Gleevec) show impressive results for patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).
2 June 2006 A novel method of storing blood could increase its shelf life and help blood centres provide platelets for essential transfusions.
2 June 2006 A new drug for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is available in Europe, having recently received marketing approval.
2 June 2006 Thalomid (thalidomide) in combination with dexamethasone has received accelerated US Food and Drug Administration approval for the treatment of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.
2 June 2006 A European research team says it is about to launch a new method for testing blood compatibility using gene testing.
26 May 2006 A new treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is undergoing clinical trials in Denmark.
26 May 2006 A Canadian scientist has made a synthetic replacement for a common blood product needed for patients with life-threatening bleeding disorders.
24 May 2006 Researchers say they are hopeful they will develop a pill for the treatment of hemophilia.
24 May 2006 Couples who use donors to help with conception should be warned of the possible genetic risks, doctors have warned - after discovering an outbreak of a blood disease.
18 May 2006 A student-led campaign is underway to boost the number of registered bone marrow donors.
18 May 2006 US scientists have showed how genetic defects affecting the control of cells' protein synthesis can increase susceptibility to cancer and other diseases.
18 May 2006 There may be new hope for treating the life-threatening condition X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (XSCID), say researchers.
12 May 2006 Scientists have found a way for allergic patients to keep taking vital anti-clotting drugs.
12 May 2006 A drug normally used to treat kidney tumors may prove effective for patients with a rare form of leukemia.
11 May 2006 Nine leading cancer centers in the USA will start PhaseI/II trials of a 'custom-made' vaccine for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
7 May 2006 A patient's blood needs during coronary artery bypass surgery can be accurately predicted in advance, says a US researcher.
7 May 2006 Using chamomile products may be risky for patients on blood-thinning medication for heart disease.
30 April 2006 A more manageable treatment for iron overload in anemia patients is currently being studied, and yielding promising results.
30 April 2006 Dementia may be partly caused by small blood clots resulting from arterial disease, according to new findings.
23 April 2006 A new protein has been found to play a central role in blood-clotting disorders such as heart attack and stroke.
23 April 2006 New research may help explain how aggressive forms of leukemia develop and why they do not respond to normal treatment.
23 April 2006 Wearing special flight stockings dramatically reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) on long-haul flights, according to a new analysis.
16 April 2006 The message for this year's World Hemophilia Day (April 17) is 'Treatment for all!', says World Federation of Hemophilia president Mark Skinner.
16 April 2006 Researchers say they are closer to understanding how genes controlling blood cells are turned on and off.
16 April 2006 Four different genetic types of multiple myeloma have been identified by researchers in the US.
7 April 2006 A new drug may soon become available for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), promising improved relapse-free survival.
7 April 2006 Further data is available this week supporting the use of dasatinib - a drug intended for patients with leukemia who are resistant to the standard therapy, Gleevec (imatinib).
7 April 2006 Trials of new monoclonal antibody drugs are to face additional scrutiny following the near-catastrophic reactions which left six volunteers in London seriously ill, it was announced yesterday.
2 April 2006 A new test may be on the way for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). It aims to identify those who respond well to chemotherapy and are suitable for a less aggressive follow-up therapy.
2 April 2006 Email appears to be an effective method of recruiting blood donors, a US centre has found.
2 April 2006 New research links the development of deep vein thrombosis to infections for the first time.
24 March 2006 The leukemia drug rituximab can help protect patients from complications of bone marrow transplantation, according to a new study.
24 March 2006 Immune system research in Australia has taken a step forward with the signing of a new deal between three top research institutions.
24 March 2006 Should cardiac patients always be given blood transfusions? It seems that this common practice may increase risk of death, say researchers from the US.
15 March 2006 The drug decitabine is a more effective treatment for elderly patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) than supportive therapy, according to a new study in the journal Cancer.
15 March 2006 The risk of deep vein thrombosis during flights may not be due simply to sitting still, researchers have reported.
15 March 2006 Researchers in Bristol, UK are set to begin work on improving the safety of bone marrow stem-cell transplants for leukemia patients.
9 March 2006 The outlook for patients with sickle cell disease could be predicted by measuring an enzyme via a simple blood test, according to new findings.
8 March 2006 British governments were cleared of neglect in the spread of infectious diseases into blood products during the latter half of the 20th century in a report published last week.
2 March 2006 Patients critically ill with bird flu may be helped by a chemotherapy treatment developed for an immune disorder, according to a new hypothesis.
2 March 2006 Cannabis may be able to break down leukemia cells, new research has found.
2 March 2006 Scientists have discovered an important step in red blood cell development among anemia patients.
24 February 2006 The immune system could be geared towards recovery from autoimmune diseases through stimulation of certain immune cells, new research suggests.
24 February 2006 Genes controlling blood clotting also play a role in coronary heart disease risk, suggests a new review of the data.
23 February 2006 There may soon be a way to tell in advance which bone marrow transplant patients will have a severe reaction to the procedure.
19 February 2006 Researchers say they have discovered a protein which could be used to prevent a dangerous symptom of sickle cell disease.
19 February 2006 A new drug is to be tested for patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).
19 February 2006 New findings suggest that patients with indolent non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) benefit from maintenance therapy with the drug rituximab.
19 February 2006 The risk of infection from plasma and blood transfusions is reduced by using artificial products made in the laboratory - and these should always be available to patients, according to one specialist.
13 February 2006 A new test is available which can identify drug resistance among patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
7 February 2006 Scientists may have found a way to study blood-forming cells more easily in their natural environment.
3 February 2006 Researchers are working on a way to make new bone structures using stem cells from umbilical cord blood.
3 February 2006 Stem cell transplants may provide a treatment for the auto-immune disease lupus, according to new findings.
28 January 2006 The latest results are looking good for a personalized anti-cancer vaccine for a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, researchers have reported.
28 January 2006 Plans in the US to screen all blood donations for West Nile virus  are unnecessary and not cost-effective, specialists have argued.
28 January 2006 The blood-thinning drug warfarin may pose a risk of bone fracture, suggests new research.
22 January 2006 A major clinical trial is to be launched by German researchers to study a new treatment for thromboembolism.
18 January 2006 Using head lice shampoos and being exposed to pesticides can place some children at risk of developing cancer, researchers warned today.
18 January 2006 Patients with a rare blood disorder are mostly able to lead normal lives, finds a study on X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA).
13 January 2006 Doctors treating one of the most common childhood cancers could soon achieve a cure rate of 90 per cent, experts predicted this week.
12 January 2006 US researchers have discovered that a linear polymer known as polyphosphate speeds blood clotting and enables clots to last longer.
12 January 2006 A drug treatment for thalassemia has shown good results in preventing iron-induced heart disease, researchers have reported.
6 January 2006 The US drug company Innovative Pharmaceuticals has announced that it has taken over the rights to develop a drug named NS-187 for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).
30 December 2005 A neurologist has delivered a fresh warning about stopping regular blood transfusions for children with sickle cell disease - if they are at risk of stroke.
30 December 2005 Sickle cell disease (SCD) could be reversed by a new technique based on gene therapy, according to a new study.
23 December 2005 Researchers have uncovered a "major event" in the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
23 December 2005 Improved survival from childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may be possible using a new test to detect residual cancer cells
23 December 2005 A new drug is showing impressive results for leukemia patients who are resistant to the drug imatinib.
17 December 2005 Researchers are moving closer to a possible vaccine for chronic myeloid leukemia, the American Society of Hematology conference was told.
17 December 2005 New study results show that the leukemia drug imatinib continues to reduce signs of leukemia after four years of treatment.
16 December 2005 Researchers say they have new evidence that childhood cancers may be triggered by colds, flu and other minor infections.
14 December 2005 US researchers believe the targeted agent AMN107 has the potential to either replace or be used in combination with Gleevec to treat patients with Gleevec-resistant leukemia.
10 December 2005 Researchers have been testing the hairy cell leukemia drug Nipent for a range of other blood diseases, the conference of the American Society of Hematology is to be told.
9 December 2005 New diagnostic tests using plasma will enable doctors to measure tumor load and activity, developers will claim this weekend.
9 December 2005 New treatments for iron overload may now be possible following the discovery of a gene which regulates iron levels.
1 December 2005 New evidence released this week suggests that certain man-made organic chemicals may be linked to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
1 December 2005 The next phase of testing has begun on a new antiviral drug for use in transplant patients.
1 December 2005 The origins of blood disorders such as leukemia are slowly being uncovered, and a discovery this week adds to the findings.
28 November 2005 A new antibody therapy for leukemia is on the way, promising greater safety and reduced treatment time, a pharmaceutical company claims.
24 November 2005 A new drug option will shortly become available in the UK for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
24 November 2005 Scientists have found a new genetic clue to a hard-to-diagnose form of acute myeloid leukemia.
18 November 2005 A dangerous side-effect of cancer treatment might soon be avoided, thanks to new research.
18 November 2005 US scientists have found a new pathway in the progression of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) - and a link to a common plant, Cancer Cell reports.
18 November 2005 The protective effects of certain genes against malaria cancel each other out when they occur together, researchers have found.
14 November 2005 US researchers have found they can quickly rebuild a patient's damaged immune system after chemotherapy by using the patient's own cells, Nature Medicine reports.
10 November 2005 Blood donor organizations in Europe have entered a new world of regulation.
10 November 2005 Treatments for Hodgkin's disease seem to reduce the patient's future fertility to some extent, researchers have found.
10 November 2005 The Food and Drug Administration has approved Arranon (nelarabine) for the treatment patients in the USA with T-cell leukemia and lymphoma.
3 November 2005 Fatigue among cancer patients is not being treated properly, a new European survey has found.
3 November 2005 A new study of the antifungal agent Noxafil (posaconazole) has shown its power over the severe fungal infection aspergillosis, along with other serious invasive fungal infections affecting stem cell transplant patients with graft-versus-host disease (GVDH).
27 October 2005 Anemia is linked to an increased risk of death in the elderly, according to new research.
27 October 2005 The causes of a rare disease of the bone marrow are becoming clearer, showing both a chemical and a genetic basis.
27 October 2005 Antigen presenting cells (APCs) play a critical role to graft-versus-leukemia's cancer-killing effect, according to research published in Nature Medicine.
19 October 2005 Increasing numbers of stem cells could be harvested soon, researchers at the University of Toronto, Canada, have reported.
19 October 2005 Hodgkin's disease may be successfully treated with a lower dose of radiation than is normally used, lowering risk of serious side-effects.
19 October 2005 Scientists say they are now closer to avoiding side-effects of stem cell transplants for cancers of the blood.
15 October 2005 Patients who survive Hodgkin disease in childhood are four times more likely than the average person to have a stroke in later life, US researchers have found.
15 October 2005 US researchers have tested a new monoclonal antibody on mice that may help treat leukemias and autoimmune diseases, reports the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
10 October 2005 Several of the problems of medical devices may be resolved by researchers looking at how blood reacts to foreign bodies.
10 October 2005 Radiation therapy for Hodgkin lymphoma can vastly increase a woman's lifetime risk of breast cancer, research has shown.
4 October 2005 German scientists have shed new light on the mechanism that turns healthy white blood cells into cancer cells, the online journal Genes and Development reports.
4 October 2005 New findings about a protein that controls red blood cells could help treat a range of genetic blood disorders.
3 October 2005 A new technique has been developed which may dramatically reduce mortality among blood stem cell transplant recipients.
3 October 2005 Research published in the Lancet suggests hemoglobin E/beta thalassemia can be managed without transfusion in many patients.
26 September 2005 The chemical arsenic is strongly linked to the development of cancer. But in a form known as Arsenic trioxide, it also plays a role in cancer treatment.
26 September 2005 A decade after a stem-cell transplant, patients are often just as healthy as other adults, new findings suggest.
16 September 2005 A new form of a common drug may be effective at fighting cancer, say US researchers.
16 September 2005 A new and unusual class of genes plays an important role the development of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), says research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences online.
16 September 2005 Blood clots kill more Europeans each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer, HIV/AIDS and road deaths combined, the 5th annual congress of the European Federation of Internal Medicine has heard.
14 September 2005 Leukemia patients with a specific genetic abnormality may require a new treatment approach, according to findings from the US.
12 September 2005 Patients hoping for a stem cell transplant may benefit from a new drug which encourages cell movement.
4 September 2005 A new test for "mad cow disease" could provide reassurance for recipients of donated blood and organs, researchers have reported.
4 September 2005 Tooth decay can be dangerous for children who undergo bone marrow transplants, say researchers.
31 August 2005 Researchers have identified the first gene associated with certain blood stem cell disorders.
31 August 2005 Diagnosis of iron deficiency in infants could become easier and more accurate thanks to a new form of test.
31 August 2005 New research on lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system) has found that very few B cells are needed to mount an effective immune response.
24 August 2005 Experts have developed a form of gene therapy which may help treat hemophilia. So far, it has partially corrected bleeding problems in mice.
24 August 2005 US researchers studying zebrafish that die from anemia have found a new pathway for the synthesis of heme, Nature journal reports.
22 August 2005 US researchers have discovered a new gene, FANCM, that sheds light on an important pathway involved in the repair of damaged DNA, Nature Genetics online reports.
19 August 2005 In a major breakthrough in human stem cell research, UK and US scientists have produced embryonic-like cells from umbilical cord blood.
14 August 2005 Airlines may have to switch from serving alcohol to serving hot cocoa to keep their passengers healthy, according to a new study.
14 August 2005 The protein P-selectin could give people with hemophilia a cheaper and better way to achieve clotting, a Harvard Medical School researcher has told the XXth Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis in Sydney, Australia.
8 August 2005 Heparinase I is not a safe alternative to the anti-blood-thinning drug protamine, according to researchers from USA's Duke University Medical Center.
8 August 2005 US researchers have found that a protein called NF-Ya activates several genes known to regulate the development of hematopoietic stem cells in bone marrow.
4 August 2005 A US study of patients with leukaemia given bone marrow transplantation has assessed two approaches to treating graft-versus-host-disease (GVDH) - a lethal complication of the operation.
1 August 2005 Trials are underway on a possible drug treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, researchers have announced.
1 August 2005 Researchers have developed a new drug to speed up the movement of blood stem cells, possibly aiding human stem cell transplantation.
1 August 2005 The US Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has produced a new children's coloring book to help ease the boredom of hospital stays after stem cell transplant.
22 July 2005 A new test will detect minimal residual disease (MRD) in patients with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL), the Journal of Clinical Oncology reports.
22 July 2005 Some 100 British blood donors have been warned they may be infected with variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease.
22 July 2005 A nationwide screening series of the new comedy film 'Saint Ralph' in the USA will help raise awareness of the work of the country's Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
19 July 2005 New research suggests that the immune system controls much more than the fight against infection.
19 July 2005 A long-term study in rats of the effects of aspartame - an artificial sweetener - has shown for the first time that it is carcinogenic, Italian researchers claim.
15 July 2005 Scientists have unravelled some of the mysteries of the genetic basis for acute myeloid leukemia.
12 July 2005 A consortium of scientists from eight European countries is working on a revolutionary project to design molecules that will be able to replace the need for blood during transfusions.
8 July 2005 US researchers have announced successful results of a phase two study on the use of Aranesp (darbepoetin alfa) to treat anemia in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).
7 July 2005 The genes which control blood stem cells have been identified by a group of researchers at the University of Minnesota, USA.
7 July 2005 Researchers have identified the cause of amino acid deficiencies among sickle cell di