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  • Treating Alzheimer's with Antipsychotic Drugs

    Treating Alzheimer's with Antipsychotic Drugs
    Antipsychotic drugs, which have been traditionally administered to mentally ill patients with psychosis (such as schizophrenia), are now being prescribed for some people with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Concerns about potentially dangerous side effects have...
  • Be the Match!

    Be the Match!
    To learn more about Joe Leone and follow his treatment, go to: www.joeysjourney-thebattleagainstaplasticanemia.org Two bone marrow drives have been scheduled for Joe Leone: Sunday, January 9th St. Stephen Deacon and Martyr Catholic Church 17500 S....
  • Dr. Ernest McCulloch dies at 84; he and research partner were first to isolate and identify a stem cell

    Dr. Ernest McCulloch dies at 84; he and research partner were first to isolate and identify a stem cell
    Dr. Ernest McCulloch, who with biophysicist James E. Till was the first to isolate and identify a stem cell, opening the door immediately to bone marrow transplants and eventually to what researchers believe will be a host of treatments for a broad...
  • Assemblyman fights for life-saving bill

    Jordan Serwin was 2 when his parents learned the La CaƱada Flintridge boy had leukemia. He was 6 when an unusual treatment, a transplant of blood cells from an umbilical cord and placenta of a woman in New York, stopped the disease and set his life on a...
  • HIV used to cure blood disorder

    HIV used to cure blood disorder
    For the second time, researchers have used the HIV virus in gene therapy to cure a severe genetic disease, this time the blood disorder beta-thalassemia, which causes life-threatening anemia. French researchers had previously used a "defanged" version of...
  • Sickle Cell Disease

    Sickle Cell Disease
    It's an inherited disease marked by deformed red blood cells. These normally round and flexible cells take a sickle like shape. Their irregular shape causes them to get stuck clogging vessels. This leads to pain, infection, and a shorter life. The...
  • Ereck Plancher trial: Team doctors say they did not know Plancher had trait

    Ereck Plancher trial: Team doctors say they did not know Plancher had trait
    Three UCF football team physicians testified Tuesday they did not know Ereck Plancher tested positive for sickle cell trait and never counseled him about the condition. Orange County medical examiner Joshua D. Stephany also told the jury on day seven...
  • Ereck Plancher trial: Medical examiner defends finding Plancher died from trait

    Ereck Plancher trial: Medical examiner defends finding Plancher died from trait
    UCF Athletics Association attorneys aimed to discredit the medical examiner who testified complications from sickle cell trait contributed to Ereck Plancher's death. Medical examiner Joshua Stephany told the jury Plancher's death was caused by...
  • Lives depend on more blacks becoming bone marrow donors

    Lives depend on more blacks becoming bone marrow donors
    That day when Yvonne Lawrence glanced into the crib she immediately knew something was wrong. Babies aren't supposed to be blue. What she soon would learn at the hospital is that her 3-month-old son was cursed with sickle-cell anemia. The inherited...
  • Ereck Plancher trial: Planchers poised to rest their case Monday

    The family of UCF football player Ereck Plancher has called 18 witnesses, hoping their testimony convinces a jury the UCF Athletics Association is guilty of gross negligence. Plancher collapsed and died on March 18, 2008, shortly after offseason...
  • Ereck Plancher trial: Doctor says sickle cell trait can't cause death

    Ereck Plancher trial: Doctor says sickle cell trait can't cause death
    Dr. Martin H. Steinberg, a Boston University hematologist, testified the suggestion complications from sickle cell trait caused Ereck Plancher's death was "nuts." Steinberg, an expert hired by the UCF Athletics Association, told the jury Wednesday...