Navigation Links
Research in which the University of Navarra participated provides new clues to causes of leukemia
Date:6/1/2010

This release is available in Spanish.

The University of Navarra, together with the University of Oxford and three other European centres, are taking part in a project to discover the origin of myelodysplasia, an ailment with a predisposition to develop into leukaemia. In the work, patients from 19 hospitals in the north of Spain including the University Hospital of Navarra - were analysed, as well as from England, Italy, Sweden and Germany.

The aim of the research, published recently in the Leukemia journal, is to look for molecular-level alterations genetic mutations, etc. that enable the development of new therapeutic targets for the treatment of leukaemia, and provide, moreover, a tool for monitoring the progress of patients subjected to specific treatment.

There are currently very different treatments for the group of ailments that we know as leukaemia and that are caused by different alterations. The problem lies in that they cannot now be classified solely with systems based on clinical symptomatology, given that in some cases patients do not manifest any alteration that makes this classification useful from a therapeutic perspective. Consequently, it has to be observed in greater detail at a molecular level.

In this way, the research team at the University of Navarra confirmed that the presence of mutations in a determined gene is associated with more serious forms of leukaemia, giving rise to the possibility of a relation between these mutations and the advancing to the most serious stage of the ailment. Moreover, this gene is linked to the mechanisms that regulate the interaction between genes and the environment that surrounds us. In short, this is another finding that opens new doors to identifying the disease at its early stages.


'/>"/>

Contact: Oihane Lakar
o.lakar@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Researchers find gene linked to birth defects
2. Yale researchers develop test to identify best sperm
3. First Arizona Strides for Life event nets $25,000 for TGen research
4. Canadian research examines effects of scientific claims on oil
5. Consent forms for research: Have they improved in 25 years?
6. DFG approves 12 new collaborative research centers
7. Medical researchers discovery may explain how certain cancers develop
8. UT Southwestern researchers use novel sperm stem-cell technique to produce genetically modified rats
9. UCI researchers create retina from human embryonic stem cells
10. Discovery may lead to safer drinking water, cheaper medicine: Queens University researchers
11. Researchers discover new mechanism for clearing blockages from smallest blood vessels
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/16/2017)... May 16, 2017  Veratad Technologies, LLC ( www.veratad.com ... age and identity verification solutions, announced today they will ... 2017, May 15 thru May 17, 2017, in ... International Trade Center. Identity impacts the ... in today,s quickly evolving digital world, defining identity is ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... -- Socionext Inc., a global expert in SoC-based imaging and computing solutions, ... which features the company,s hybrid codec technology. A demonstration utilizing TeraFaces ... will be showcased during the upcoming Medtec Japan at Tokyo Big ... Las Vegas Convention Center April 24-27. ... Click here for an image of ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... ... grow at a CAGR of 30.37% during the period 2017-2021. ... prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry ... over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, ... ... ) has launched Rosalind™, the first-ever genomics analysis platform specifically designed for ... complexity. Named in honor of pioneering researcher Rosalind Franklin, who made a ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... , ... Personal eye wash is a basic first aid supply for any work environment, but ... do you rinse first if a dangerous substance enters both eyes? It’s one less decision, ... its unique dual eye piece. , “Whether its dirt and debris, or an acid or ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... Oct. 11, 2017  VMS BioMarketing, a leading provider of ... oncology Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) network, which will launch this ... communication among health care professionals to enhance the patient care ... staff, and other health care professionals to help women who ... ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... compared the implantation and pregnancy rates in frozen and fresh in vitro ... of progesterone and maternal age to IVF success. , After comparing the results ...
Breaking Biology Technology: