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Dawn. M. Baumgardner
Executive Director

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DBAF and DBAC Fund Continuing Drug Development Research

The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation (DBAF) and Diamond Blackfan Anemia Canada (DBAC) are joining forces once again to fund Johan Flygare, M.D., Ph.D.’s project entitled, “A novel group of kinase inhibitors for treatment of Diamond Blackfan Anemia.” The goal of this $35,000 project is to develop safer and more potent drugs to treat DBA. Ideally, these drugs would act by correcting part of the underlying problem causing the anemia. In previously funded research, Dr. Flygare’s lab utilized cells from their DBA mouse to test more than 12,000 chemical substances and …

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