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Aplastic Anemia Alters Student's Perspective

Person's Name: 
Kaitlin Gibson

It was August 2011, two days into the fall semester of my junior year of college at Penn State. I was excited to be surrounded by friends as we ran a booth for a fall fair when I got a phone call from a nurse at my primary care doctor’s office. She sounded concerned, so I quickly tried to weave my way out of the crowd to a quieter environment when I heard her say “are you bleeding right now?!” How does one respond to that kind of question? I replied, “No. And why?” She told me, “You’re extremely anemic.

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Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for severe aplastic anemia: similar long-term overall survival after transplantation with related donors compared to unrelated donors

Author(s): 
Mortensen BK, Jacobsen N, Heilmann C, Sengeløv H
Primary Author: 
Mortensen BK
Journal Title: 
Bone Marrow Transplant
Original Publication Date: 
Oct 2015

No abstract available.

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Persistence and Patience Pays Off

Person's Name: 
Emily Hoak

My professional career for thirty years was with Colonial Williamsburg. I led children, adults, and even a king and queen on tours to explore our colonial history. I retired and shortly after turning 66, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and treated with methotrexate. This may have led to my developing severe

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Identification of novel microRNA signatures linked to acquired aplastic anemia

Author(s): 
Hosokawa K, Muranski P, Feng X, Keyvanfar K, Townsley DM, Dumitriu B, Chen J, Kajigaya S, Taylor JG 6th, Hourigan CS, Barrett AJ, Young NS
Primary Author: 
Hosokawa K
Journal Title: 
Haematologica
Original Publication Date: 
Sep 2015

Emerging evidence indicates that microRNAs control and modulate immunity. MicroRNAs have not been investigated in acquired aplastic

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"You Can't Beat Me!"

Person's Name: 
Derek Cope

After graduating college, most young people are ready to take a break, go to the beach or maybe on a trip to Europe before getting serious again. Not two-time Matthew Debono Scholarship recipient Derek Cope. Derek embarked on a three-week study-abroad trip in June to Tanzania, where he visited hospitals, schools and orphanages to learn how health is delivered in Africa. 

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