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Monday April 20th, 2015

A new tool to diagnose systemic amyloidoses

A recent article in the Blood journal proposes a new methodology for the differential diagnosis of systemic amyloidoses, a group of rare diseases characterized by protein deposits in organs and tissues. Thus, by using a type of microscopy, the immunoelectron microscopy, is possible to classify amyloidoses and determine which protein is involved to choose the most appropriate treatment. Dr. Carlos Fernández de Larrea, researcher of the 50/50 Program at the Hemato-Oncology IDIBAPS team and at the Amyloidosis and Myeloma Unit of Hospital Clínic, is the first author of this study, in which have participated scientists from the University of Pavia.

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