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Erythropoietin, or its alternative erythropoetin or EPO, is a glycoprotein hormone that controls erythropoiesis, or red blood cell production. It is a cytokine for erythrocyte (red blood cell) precursors in the bone marrow.
Abnormal breakage of chromosomes in white blood cells triggers aggressive form of ALL

Abnormal breakage of chromosomes in white blood cells triggers aggressive form of ALL

A research team led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists has discovered details of how the abnormal breakage and rearrangement of chromosomes in white blood cells triggers a particularly aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Such leukemias are cancers of white blood cells, in which genetic mutations trigger overproduction of immature cells, called lymphoblasts. [More]
Research shows significant step toward improving outcomes, reducing treatment burden for SCD patients

Research shows significant step toward improving outcomes, reducing treatment burden for SCD patients

Emerging therapies and promising new insights in the treatment of sickle cell disease represent a significant step toward improving outcomes and reducing the treatment burden for affected children and adults. Studies reporting these advances will be presented today at the 57th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition. [More]
Study shows why cancer anemia therapy stimulates tumor growth

Study shows why cancer anemia therapy stimulates tumor growth

Scientists have shown why a drug widely used to treat chemotherapy-induced anemia in ovarian and breast cancer patients also may shorten survival times in some patients by inadvertently stimulating tumor growth. [More]
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves outcomes of umbilical cord blood transplant patients

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves outcomes of umbilical cord blood transplant patients

For the past 27 years, cord blood transplants have been a life-saving treatment option for thousands of people with leukemia, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, Hodgkins disease and myelodysplastic disorders. Cord blood helps replace cancerous blood cells and replenish a patient's own bone marrow and immune system. Even with its success, researchers are continually looking for ways to improve the transplant process and increase cure rates. [More]
Molecular Health granted European patent for novel Erythropoietin receptor

Molecular Health granted European patent for novel Erythropoietin receptor

Molecular Health announced today it has been granted a patent in Europe entitled "Tissue Protective Erythropoietin Receptor". This latest patent supports Molecular Health's discovery that EPHB4 is a novel receptor for Erythropoietin (EPO), where EPHB4 binds to EPO and promotes tumor growth. [More]
Ludwig researchers establish proof of concept for new approach to drug design

Ludwig researchers establish proof of concept for new approach to drug design

Exploring the fundamental mechanism by which a cell-surface receptor transmits its signal, an international team of Ludwig researchers and their colleagues has established proof of concept for an entirely new approach to drug design. They report that a class of synthetic molecules known as diabodies can, from outside the cell, latch onto a target receptor and manipulate it in such a manner as to induce distinct and varying effects within cells and tissues. [More]
Oxis Biotech executes licensing agreement with MCIT for development of antibody-drug conjugates

Oxis Biotech executes licensing agreement with MCIT for development of antibody-drug conjugates

Oxis Biotech, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxis International, Inc., announced today the execution of a definitive licensing and development agreement with MultiCell Immunotherapeutics, Inc. concerning the development of certain antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). [More]
Arcturus to exhibit new mRNA therapeutics pipeline at two healthcare conferences

Arcturus to exhibit new mRNA therapeutics pipeline at two healthcare conferences

Arcturus Therapeutics Inc., developing the 'next wave' of RNA medicines, today announced that Joseph Payne, President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present a corporate overview, including the company's new messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics pipeline, at two upcoming healthcare conferences. [More]
Emerging strategies to boost healthy RBCs may reduce burden of anemia linked to blood disorders

Emerging strategies to boost healthy RBCs may reduce burden of anemia linked to blood disorders

Emerging treatment approaches may reduce the burden of anemia associated with blood disorders by enhancing production of healthy red blood cells, according to data presented today at the 56th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition. [More]
Research performed in anemic mice shows acetate stimulates the formation of red blood cells

Research performed in anemic mice shows acetate stimulates the formation of red blood cells

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers seeking novel treatments for anemia found that giving acetate, the major component of household vinegar, to anemic mice stimulated the formation of new red blood cells. [More]
EPO administered to preterm infants linked with reduced risk of brain injury

EPO administered to preterm infants linked with reduced risk of brain injury

High-dose erythropoietin (EPO; a hormone) administered within 42 hours of birth to preterm infants was associated with a reduced risk of brain injury, as indicated by magnetic resonance imaging, according to a study in the August 27 issue of JAMA. [More]
Study explores neurological outcomes in patients treated for traumatic brain injury

Study explores neurological outcomes in patients treated for traumatic brain injury

In patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), neither the administration of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) or maintaining a higher hemoglobin concentration through blood transfusion resulted in improved neurological outcome at 6 months, according to a study in the July 2 issue of JAMA. [More]
Acceleron, Celgene to give oral presentations on beta-thalassemia, myelodysplastic syndromes at EHA meeting

Acceleron, Celgene to give oral presentations on beta-thalassemia, myelodysplastic syndromes at EHA meeting

Acceleron Pharma Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel protein therapeutics for cancer and rare diseases, today reported that Acceleron, Celgene and investigators in the sotatercept and ACE-536 phase 2 clinical trials will give three oral presentations of interim data from ongoing studies in beta-thalassemia and myelodysplastic syndromes as well as a poster presentation of nonclinical data in sickle cell disease at the 19th Annual Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) in Milan, Italy from June 12-15, 2014. [More]
Study: Mutations could have major impact on treatment of human blood diseases

Study: Mutations could have major impact on treatment of human blood diseases

A study published today in Nature Genetics has revealed mutations that could have a major impact on the future diagnosis and treatment of many human diseases. [More]
Akebia completes enrollment in ongoing 200-patient Phase 2b study of AKB-6548

Akebia completes enrollment in ongoing 200-patient Phase 2b study of AKB-6548

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel proprietary therapeutics based on hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) biology and the commercialization of these products for patients with kidney disease, today announced it has completed enrollment in its ongoing 200-patient Phase 2b study of AKB-6548 for the treatment of anemia associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients who are not dependent on dialysis. [More]
Erythropoietin may promote cancer cell proliferation and survival

Erythropoietin may promote cancer cell proliferation and survival

In recent years, non-hematopoietic effects of erythropoietin (EPO), via its binding to the EPO receptor in non-hematopoietic tissues, including cancerous tissues, has been reported by many different laboratories worldwide. [More]

Study shows beneficial effects of normobaric oxygen on cerebral ischemic injury

Normobaric oxygen has the rapid and non-invasive characteristics and may have therapeutic effects on ischemic/hypoxic disease. [More]
Endocrine Society issues scientific statement on health consequences of performance-enhancing drugs

Endocrine Society issues scientific statement on health consequences of performance-enhancing drugs

A new Scientific Statement issued today by The Endocrine Society represents a comprehensive evaluation of available information on the prevalence and medical consequences of the use of performance-enhancing drugs. The statement highlights the clinical pharmacology, adverse effects and detection of many substances often classified as PEDs, identifies gaps in knowledge and aims to focus the attention of the medical community and policymakers on PED use as an important public health problem. [More]
FibroGen presents China-based Phase 2 study data of roxadustat for treatment of CKD patients

FibroGen presents China-based Phase 2 study data of roxadustat for treatment of CKD patients

FibroGen, Inc. (FibroGen), today announced that data from a China-based Phase 2 study of roxadustat (FG-4592), a first-in-class oral compound in late stage development for the treatment of anemia associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), were presented in an oral session at the 2013 American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week in Atlanta, Georgia. [More]
AstraZeneca, FibroGen partner to develop, commercialize anemia drug candidate FG-4592

AstraZeneca, FibroGen partner to develop, commercialize anemia drug candidate FG-4592

AstraZeneca and FibroGen today announced that they have entered into a strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize FG-4592, a first-in-class oral compound in late stage development for the treatment of anemia associated with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. [More]
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