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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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UNC Chapel

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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UNC Chapel

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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An illustration of a liver with gears.

February 28, 2017

UNC research helps answer why genetic mutation leads to decreased t...

Doctoral student Cassandra Hayne, working with Saskia Naher, PhD, found that a specific mutated version of a lipoprotein binds more effectively to liver cells, thus explaining decreased levels of triglycerides in blood.

Genetics, Hematology, Research

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Anthony Charles

January 23, 2017

The Unintended Consequences of Centralized Blood Banking and What T...

According to Anthony Charles, MD, MPH, of the UNC School of Medicine, the WHO should amend its centralization policy to help doctors save lives in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Hematology, Research

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Microneedle patch

November 30, 2016

Can a smart patch prevent blood clots?

In lab experiments, North Carolina researchers developed the first patch to monitor blood viscosity and release blood thinning medication as needed.

Hematology, Research, Technology

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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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Nigel Key

July 13, 2016

Blood clots and cancer: UNC professor identifies research prioritie...

Nigel Key, director of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, led a national initiative to prioritize research in studying the prevalence and mechanisms of venous thrombosis in cancer patients.

Cancer, Hematology, Research

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William A. Wood

June 28, 2016

Risk of death for adults with blood cancer higher in three N.C. reg...

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Dr. William A. Wood found that for patients treated in a hospital, the risk of death from acute myeloid leukemia was elevated in three regions of the state compared to a benchmark.

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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Alisa Wolberg

July 2, 2014

UNC researchers find new way to prevent dangerous blood clots

Eliminating an enzyme known as factor XIII shrinks clots by 50 percent. The discovery could lead to a safer alternative to blood thinners for patients at high risk of deep vein thrombosis.

Hematology, Research, Treatment

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