Tag: "hemochromatosis" at medical news
Gene Mutation Linked With Risks of Stroke
...ions. The study focused on two variations in the hemochromatosis
gene - H63D and C282Y. The report published the journal Neurology, says that of all the various combinations of these mutations, only patients with two copies of H63D were found to have a significantly increased risk of cerebrovascular disease and...
Now Fight Iron Disorders With a Drug Against Hypertension
...ising candidate for a new drug to treat hereditary hemochromatosis
and other iron overload disorders." Combining electrophysiology, cell biology and molecular investigations, Weiss and his collaborators found out that nifedipine exerts its effect on iron metabolism by acting on a molecule called DMT-1. DMT-1 tran...
Colon cancer risk linked to genes causing Hemochromatosis
...3D, which are linked to the iron overload disorder hemochromatosis
may also lead to an increased risk of developing colon cancer. For the research, the genes of more than 1,300 subjects were studied, out// of which, more than 400 already had colon cancer, and were matched with healthy controls. Researchers also gath...
Hemochromatosis Patients' Blood is Safe
... regulations have not promoted blood donation from hemochromatosis
patients. "Hemochromatosis patients had no more ... blood donations by these patients. If people with hemochromatosis
qualify as donors then that could potentially have a significant impact on the national blood supply...