Giovedì 21 Febbraio 2019 | 15:34

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Brussels
Salvini doesn't decide on additional budget - Juncker

Salvini doesn't decide on additional budget - Juncker

 
Cagliari
BNL chief Abete indicted for usury

BNL chief Abete indicted for usury

 
Rome
Maximum term asked for Formigoni in Maugeri case

Maximum term asked for Formigoni in Maugeri case

 
Rome
Ex-spy nabbed for breaching State security

Ex-spy nabbed for breaching State security

 
Rome
Big fines for black labour under basic income

Big fines for black labour under basic income

 
Rome
Italy needs study not improvisation - Mattarella

Italy needs study not improvisation - Mattarella

 
Rome
Salvini asked to evict CasaPound many times-Patuanelli

Salvini asked to evict CasaPound many times-Patuanelli

 
Poggibonsi
Man, 90, kills wife, tries to kill self

Man, 90, kills wife, tries to kill self

 
Diciotti migrants file for damages against Italy

Diciotti migrants file for damages against Italy

 
Rome
200,000 more steady jobs in 2018 reports INPS

200,000 more steady jobs in 2018 reports INPS

 
Rome
Tussle within govt over TAV continues

Tussle within govt over TAV continues

 

NEWS DALLE PROVINCE

HomeLa decisione
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Puglia, il Consiglio approva la fusione tra Presicce e Acquarica

 
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Incendiarono 5 auto e il prospetto di un palazzo nel Brindisino: catturato uno dei responsabili

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TarantoArrestato pregiudicato
Litiga con i genitori, polizia trova in camera una pistola

Litiga con i genitori, polizia trova in camera una pistola

 
FoggiaHanno agito in quattro
Tir carico di sigarette assaltato nel Foggiano, nessun ferito

Tir carico di sigarette assaltato nel Foggiano, nessun ferito

 
PotenzaL'intervista
Lezioni di esorcismo a scuola, sacerdote: «Sarebbe servito»

Lezioni di esorcismo a scuola, sacerdote: «Sarebbe servito»

 
BariPremiato a Rimini
Viene da Monopoli il miglior burger gourmet italiano

Viene da Monopoli il miglior burger gourmet italiano

 
BatLa denuncia
Barletta, stazione senza ascensore: non ha mai funzionato

Barletta, stazione senza ascensore: non ha mai funzionato

 
Materail Truffatore è barese
Si fa dare 3 Rolex da negoziante fingendo di essere figlio di un amico: arrestato a Matera

«Mio padre è tuo amico», si fa dare 3 Rolex da rivenditore: arrestato a Matera

 

Rome

New gene treatment for thalassemia kids

Made completely free of need for transfusions

New gene treatment for thalassemia kids

Rome, January 21 - Three children with the blood disorder thalassemia can look forward to a life without transfusions thanks to a new gene therapy which has proved particularly effective with young patients, a study in Nature Medicine said Monday. Thanks to the new treatment at Milan's San Raffaele Hospital, funded by Telethon, the three children under the age of six have been rendered "completely free" of the need for transfusions, the study said. In three adult patients a significant reduction of the dependence on transfusions was registered, it said. The patients were suffering from the beta form of thalassemia. Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia. Anemia is a condition in which your body doesn't have enough normal, healthy red blood cells. Thalassemia is inherited, meaning that at least one of your parents must be a carrier of the disease. It's caused by either a genetic mutation or a deletion of certain key gene fragments. Thalassemia minor is a less serious form of the disorder. There are two main forms of thalassemia that are more serious. In alpha thalassemia, at least one of the alpha globin genes has a mutation or abnormality. In beta thalassemia, the beta globin genes are affected. Some 7,000 people suffer from the disorder in Italy. Thalassemia signs and symptoms may include: •Fatigue •Weakness •Pale or yellowish skin •Facial bone deformities •Slow growth •Abdominal swelling •Dark urine

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