A group of expert providers, patient advocates and government health officials is working to establish a common nomenclature to ensure consistency in the measurement of a patient’s reaction (virologic response) to new hepatitis C (HCV) drugs.
Investigators from the University of Michigan (U-M) in Ann Arbor have created six new embryonic stem cell lines for US-based research. Two of the new lines carry the genetic mutation linked to hemophilia B, the first of its kind.
Results from a new study suggest that current postpartum strategies do not adequately boost von Willebrand factor (VWF) levels, contributing to potential postpartum hemorrhage in women with von Willebrand disease (VWD).
In March, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received a five-year, $10 million National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Program Project Grant. This grant will allow researchers to continue genetic studies on patients with von Willebrand disease (VWD), the most common hereditary bleeding disorder estimated to occur in 1% to 2% of the population.
Hemophilia of Georgia (HOG), Inc., has launched “The Hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease & Platelet Disorders Handbook,” a new online resource that combines and expands upon a series of popular educational books it has published since 1988.
A study published last month suggests that researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) may have found a way to enlist genetically engineered human blood stem cells in the fight against HIV.
A study published earlier this year compared the pharmacokinetics (PK) of two commercially available, plasma-derived products containing von Willebrand factor/factor VIII (FVIII/VWF). PK refers to the processing and duration of a drug’s effect in the body.
Researchers from the United Kingdom (UK) and the U.S. have made a breakthrough in hemophilia gene therapy. In a study published last month, the team reported successfully treating six patients with severe hemophilia B.
On December 22, 2011, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the launch of TSA Cares, a toll-free, helpline number for fliers with disabilities and medical conditions. Travelers can call ahead about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint.