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Renzo Galanello Fellowship Programme 2017

OUR SPECIALIST TEAM: Prof John Porter, Supervisor Dr Perla Eleftheriou, Coordinator and many other valuable colleagues. FUNDING: A stipend of $2000 USD/month for each successful candidate, which intends to cover the successful candidate’s accommodation, daily transportation and basic living expenses. Any expenses above this amount will be the responsibility of the ...

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Renzo Galanello Fellowship Programme 2016

We feel extremely privileged and delighted to provide the official completion report of the last TIF – Renzo Galanello Fellowship which took place between 3rd of October – 30th of November 2016 through the Joint Red Cell Unit of the Haematology Department of the University College London Hospital (UCLH) in ...

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1st Cardiology Symposium on Thalassaemia June 2017, Thessaloniki Greece

The 1st Cardiology Symposium on Thalassaemia that took place on 17-18 June 2017 in Thessaloniki Greece concluded in great success. The programme was divided into a doctors’ scientific group of sessions to which patients were able το participate and a Capacity-Building group of sessions offered exclusively to patients. Mr Panos ...

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NTDTs

Non-Transfusion Dependent Thalassaemias (NTDTs) is a term used to label patients who do not need regular blood transfusions for survival but may need occasional or even frequent transfusions for defined periods of time.

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Thalassaemia cure

At present, thalassemia can be cured in some children by bone marrow transplant.  Gene therapy is being studied as a potential cure for some patients.

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Clinical Trials and updates

Clinical trials are experiments or observations carried out in clinical research, designed to answer specific questions about new treatments such as novel vaccines, drugs etc. for further study and comparison.

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Alpha thalassaemia

This section is dedicated to alpha (α-) thalassaemia. THE MAJOR ALPHA (α-) THALASSAEMIAS ARE: HbH disease α-thalassaemia Hydrops Foetalis (=Hb Bart’s Hydrops Foetalis) Many diseases in humans are caused by abnormalities in the blood and these are categorized according to the component of the blood which is affected: white cell ...

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Beta Thalassaemia

What is beta thalassaemia This section is dedicated to beta (β-) thalassaemia syndromes of which β-thalassaemia major, also known as Mediterranean anaemia or Cooley’s Anaemia, is the clinically most severe one. THE MAJOR BETA (β-) THALASSAEMIA SYNDROMES ARE: β-thalassaemia major β-thalassaemia intermedia HbE/β-thalassaemia Other rare thalassaemias Many diseases in humans ...

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