Category Archives: Research and Medical

EuroDBA: Building Global Bridges (2nd symposium, October 2017)

The 2nd “EuroDBA: Building Global Bridges” meeting in Freiburg, Germany commenced on 5th October 2017. Over 115 clinicians, researchers or family support group representatives were in attendance, spanning 27 countries, including China.   The meeting represented an opportunity to share … Continue reading

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Answering questions about rare inherited anaemia!

A ground-breaking group of rare disease stakeholders have come together to form a Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) to find out what matters to patients, carers and clinicians in the field of rare inherited anaemias. The group is calling on all stakeholders in the … Continue reading

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DBA UK Family Weekend 2016 Summary

Hello to all our DBA UK Families and Friends, we hope that those of you who attended our Family Weekend event at PGL Caythorpe found it useful, informative and a place for new connections. For anyone who wasn’t able to … Continue reading

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DBA UK Funding CRISPR Gene Research

Hello to all our DBA UK Patients, Families and Friends, we wanted to update you regarding some exciting research we have agreed to fund. Firstly though, a note from our Chair, Leisa Batkin – “For every cake baked… race ran…. river … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

We at the DBA UK Committee want to wish all of our DBA patients and their families a very Happy New Year! We will have some exciting developments for you during 2016, both in terms of ongoing research and the … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Hospital Celebrates 1000 FerriScans

St Mary’s Hospital Celebrates 1000 FerriScans From Perth to Paddington! St Mary’s Hospital has become one of the first hospitals in Europe to reach a milestone of providing 1000 FerriScans (the Gold Standard MRI for measuring Liver Iron Concentration) for … Continue reading

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Genetic Disorders UK Symposium 2015

Hello DBA UK families, this is a quick news post to let you know about an event that two of our committee members attended on the 6-7th March in London. The Genetic Disorders UK group, in partnership with Global Genes … Continue reading

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DBA UK is now registered with ENERCA

DBA UK has processed a registration for the European Network for Rare and Congenital Anaemias (ENERCA). This will hopefully give us greater Europeans connections, expand the scope of DBA UK as well as future research and care programmes. You can … Continue reading

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DBA UK Funding Exciting New Research

DBA UK, in collaboration with DBAF based in the USA, is pleased to announce funding for a project entitled, “Ribosome biogenesis, cellular signalling pathways and Diamond Blackfan anaemia.” A £27,750 grant was awarded to Nicholas James Watkins, Ph.D, a senior lecturer … Continue reading

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EuroDBA Symposium Summary

A big thank you to Martin Winter who attended the EuroDBA Symposium in Frieberg, Germany recently (Update posts from the day can be seen here – Part 1 & Part 2). This was a huge success in getting together clinicians, … Continue reading

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