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Category: Hematology

sillouette of athlete with blood clot image on leg

October 8, 2019

The Athlete-Blood Clot Connection

Clots commonly happen because of injuries, and the physicality of sports may increase a player’s risk.

Hematology, Sports Medicine

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March 13, 2017

‘Conversations with Innovators:’ UNC hematologist on promising drug...

Kenneth Ataga, MD, director of the UNC Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program, was featured in a video by the American Society of Hematology in which he discussed the favorable results of a yearlong clinical trial studying crizanlizumab as a therapy to prevent and treat painful crisis events in patients with sickle cell disease.

Clinical Trials, Hematology, Vaccines

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March 2, 2017

UNC researchers campaign for new funding to treat VTE

UNC’s Nigel Key and Alisa Wolberg labs were featured in a recent video produced by the American Society of Hematology to urge continued National Institutes of Health support for ongoing research of venous thromboembolism and other hematologic conditions.

Awards, Hematology

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October 4, 2016

High up-front costs could delay access to life-saving blood cancer ...

In the study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, UNC Lineberger researchers report that nearly a third of a group of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, and who have federally-funded Medicare health insurance, did not start treatment within six months of diagnosis with any of three targeted drugs that have led to dramatic improvements in survival for the disease.

Cancer, Hematology, Research

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February 15, 2016

UNC School of Medicine scientists discover new ways bacterial infec...

The finding offers new leads for fighting infection without contributing to one of the world’s most pressing public health concerns – antibiotic resistance.

Awards, Hematology

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Illustration of blood cells in a vein.

January 20, 2016

New gene therapy treatment proves effective for rare blood disorder

Researchers at the University of North Carolina and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia treated factor VII deficient dogs with normal copies of genes; three years later the dogs remain healthy with no side effects.

Genetics, Hematology, Treatment

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An artistic interpretation of synthetic blood particles.

February 27, 2014

UNC researchers create safe and effective synthetic blood thinner

The effects of this new low-molecular-weight synthetic heparin can be quickly reversed unlike the effects of low-molecular-weight heparin currently in use.

Hematology, Innovation, Research

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February 14, 2008

UNC Hospitals is first in North Carolina to offer ‘blood washing’ t...

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Gary Simpson tried just about everything to lower his extremely high cholesterol levels, but nothing seemed to work.

Hematology, Innovation

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