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Hemochromatosis is the most common form of iron overload disease. Primary hemochromatosis, also called hereditary hemochromatosis, is an inherited disease. Secondary hemochromatosis is caused by anemia, alcoholism, and other disorders.
Research to develop small-molecule drug that blocks excess iron absorption

Research to develop small-molecule drug that blocks excess iron absorption

Researchers map iron transport protein - may help people suffering from blood iron disorders

Researchers map iron transport protein - may help people suffering from blood iron disorders

Europe's most common genetic disease is a liver disorder

Europe's most common genetic disease is a liver disorder

Untreated blood disorder leads to liver cancer and arthritis

Untreated blood disorder leads to liver cancer and arthritis

Life savers in the gut

Life savers in the gut

H63D genetic defect linked to increased risk of stroke

H63D genetic defect linked to increased risk of stroke

Researchers discover how to fight iron disorders with a drug against hypertension

Researchers discover how to fight iron disorders with a drug against hypertension

Faster method for detecting disease-causing mutations developed by Pitt researchers

Faster method for detecting disease-causing mutations developed by Pitt researchers

Liver plays crucial role in iron metabolism

Liver plays crucial role in iron metabolism

Can a new combination treatment prevent a secondary stroke in children with sickle cell anemia?

Can a new combination treatment prevent a secondary stroke in children with sickle cell anemia?

Study supports the view that public concerns about genetic discrimination are substantial

Study supports the view that public concerns about genetic discrimination are substantial

Asians and Pacific Islanders have the highest levels of iron in their blood

Asians and Pacific Islanders have the highest levels of iron in their blood

Process behind cellular export of iron may help to explain human hemochromatosis

Process behind cellular export of iron may help to explain human hemochromatosis

Important genetic risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Important genetic risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Screening for liver diseases benefits outweigh costs for some, but not all, conditions

Screening for liver diseases benefits outweigh costs for some, but not all, conditions

Link between iron regulation and the immune system

Link between iron regulation and the immune system

Gene discovery could improve anemia treatment in patients

Gene discovery could improve anemia treatment in patients