Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 06, 2008
Novel treatments show improvements in survival and response rates for leukemia and lymphoma
The use of dexamethasone early in the treatment of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, may help reduce the risk of relapse according to study results being presented in a press conference on Saturday, Dec.

UT public health policy expert says US can learn from Dutch universal health-care coverage
The United States can learn from the Dutch Health Insurance System model, according to an article by Pauline V.

ASU professor 'follows the elements' to understand evolution in ancient oceans
In the search for life beyond Earth, scientists

Late-breaking data to be presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
Four studies highlighting late-breaking research advances in the treatment of cancer and sickle cell disease will be presented today at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology in San Francisco, Calif.

Ultrasound screening helps prevent stroke in children with sickle cell disease
Screening with an ultrasound machine has proved highly successful in preventing stroke among children with sickle cell disease, by identifying children who are then preventively treated with blood transfusions.

Novel therapeutic approaches may improve patient outcomes in several platelet disorders
Four studies that highlight significant advances in treatment and survival outcomes for patients with various forms of thrombocytopenia, a group of bleeding disorders characterized by a low number of platelets in the blood, will be presented in a press conference on Saturday, Dec.

Studies examine quality of care for hospitalized sickle cell disease patients
A study assessing the quality of care for patients with sickle cell disease in a variety of hospital settings will be presented at a press conference on Saturday, Dec.
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