Kimball Research Institute has received a significant federal grant to identify the immune cells that block medications commonly used to treat patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) -- an autoimmune bleeding disease
in which patients attack and destroy their own platelets, the blood component primarily responsible for controlling bleeding.
Haemophilia B, otherwise known as the Christmas Factors, is an X-linked congenial bleeding disease
resulting from low activity of Factor IX.
Victims of the bleeding disease
were struck down overnight.
Four men with the bleeding disease
haemophilia had liver transplants for the final stages of hepatitis.
Haemophilia A is a bleeding disease
characterized by coagulation factor VIII deficiency, an important protein factor in blood's clotting process.
Using Mutant Protein, CHOP Hematologist Safely Removes Unwanted Antibodies, Reverses Hemophilia in Dog Model of Bleeding Disease
This week, a scientific team reports using gene therapy to treat dogs with a canine version of hemophilia B, an inherited bleeding disease
that afflicts one of every 30,000 persons.
Studies of the bleeding disease
combined deficiency of factors V and VIII by the Ginsburg lab identified mutations in two genes that define a novel pathway for the transport of a select subset of proteins from the ER to the Golgi.
ITP is a bleeding disease
in which patients' platelet levels continue to drop and the blood does not clot.
Our team of multi-disciplinary specialists includes hematologists, orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, social workers, physical therapists and pharmacists providing treatment not just for patients' bleeding diseases
, but also for their emotional, psychological, social, and educational needs," said Doris Quon, M.