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  • MPD GENE MUTATION DISCOVERED!

    After years of searching, a major breakthrough. The first news came out on March 17, 2005: A team of researchers at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK, led by Dr. Tony Green, announced that they had discovered a single point mutation in the JAK2 gene that appeared in 97% of polycythemia vera patients they… Read More »MPD GENE MUTATION DISCOVERED!

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    UIC JOINS FORCES WITH HARVARD, MAYO CLINIC TO BATTLE BONE MARROW DISORDERS

    By Sherri McGinnis Gonzalez 04/19/06 The Myeloproliferative Disorders Foundation awarded $750,000 to establish the MPD Research Alliance, a collaboration between UIC, Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic to accelerate drug development for incurable, progressive bone marrow disorders. The foundation plans to donate $10 million to the research alliance over the next five years to advance… Read More »UIC JOINS FORCES WITH HARVARD, MAYO CLINIC TO BATTLE BONE MARROW DISORDERS

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    MPD FOUNDATION FUNDS RESEARCH FOR INCURABLE BLOOD DISORDERS

    Medical Research NewsPublished: Tuesday, 11-Apr-2006 The Myeloproliferative Disorders Foundation has awarded $750,000 to establish the MPD Research Alliance, a collaboration of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic to accelerate drug development for incurable, progressive bone marrow disorders. The Foundation plans to donate $10 million to the Research Alliance over… Read More »MPD FOUNDATION FUNDS RESEARCH FOR INCURABLE BLOOD DISORDERS

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    I5 WEEKS AFTER HEALTH COLLAPSE, COACH BACK IN BELOVED ROUTINE

    Joe WilliamsSentinel Staff Writer March 19, 2006 EUSTIS — The sounds of baseball were all around Chet Lemon and it was music to his ears. The repeated thwack of metal-alloy bats striking baseballs during batting practice rang out. The chatter of coaches and players, working on bunt coverage and pickoff plays, filled the air. “I… Read More »I5 WEEKS AFTER HEALTH COLLAPSE, COACH BACK IN BELOVED ROUTINE

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    LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

    Summer, 2004 I can’t believe it’s been five years since we started the MPD Foundation. Lately I have been reflecting on all we have done since our inception: raising money, building a volunteer staff, funding scientific research, and building a nationwide and worldwide community of people with similar interests. The question in all of our… Read More »LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

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    MPD Foundation President, Bob Rosen, attends 2004 ASH Conference in San Diego, California

    I attended the Saturday sessions of the ASH conference in San Diego and wanted to make a brief report of my impressions. It was held in the beautiful convention center on the San Diego waterfront and it seemed like the turnout was huge, in the many thousands. One of the MPD Sessions, in a room… Read More »MPD Foundation President, Bob Rosen, attends 2004 ASH Conference in San Diego, California

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