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Genetic Mutations for AML found Years before Diagnosis

 Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may have genetic mutations in their blood indicating they are at high risk of developing the disease about nine years before diagnosis, according to research from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators. They presented their findings at the 59th annual American Society of Hematology meeting on Dec. 10 in Atlanta, Ga. Full article here

Combined intensive immunosuppression and eculizumab for aplastic anemia in the context of hemolytic paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria: a retrospective analysis

Author(s): 
Pagliuca S, Risitano AM, De Fontbrune FS, Robin M, Iori AP, Marotta S, Michonneau D, Villate A, Desmier D, Socié G, De Latour RP
Primary Author: 
Pagliuca S
Journal Title: 
Bone Marrow Transplant
Original Publication Date: 
Nov 2017

No abstract available.

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Next-Generation Gene Sequencing Differentiates Hypoplastic Myelodysplastic Syndrome from Aplastic Anemia

Author(s): 
Lew JL, Fenderson JL, Carmichael MG
Primary Author: 
Lew JL
Journal Title: 
Hawaii J Med Public Health
Original Publication Date: 
Nov 2017

Hypoplastic Myelodysplastic Syndrome (h-MDS) comprises 15% of all MDS and has traditionally been difficult to distinguish from

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Uji - Existence Time

An eternal buddha[^1] says,

Sometimes[^2] standing on top of the highest peak,
Sometimes moving along the bottom of the deepest ocean.
Sometimes three heads and eight arms,[^3]
Sometimes the sixteen-foot or eight-foot (golden body).[^4]
Sometimes a staff or a whisk,[^5]
Sometimes an outdoor pillar or a stone lantern.[^6]
Sometimes the third son of Chang or the fourth son of Li,
Sometimes the earth and space.

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One Bright Pearl (Ikka-no-myoju)

Xuansha, Great Master Zongyi, of Mt. Xuansha, Fu Region, China, of the Saha World, used to be called Shibei. His family name was Xie. When he was a householder, he loved fishing and boating on the Nantai River, doing as fishermen do.  One day at the beginning of the Xiantong Era [860—873] a golden scaled fish came to him without his seeking it, and he suddenly had the urge to leave the dusty world.

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