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DBAF & DBA-UK Fund Another Researcher New to the DBA Field

The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation (DBAF), in collaboration with DBA-UK, is pleased to announce funding for a project entitled, “Ribosome biogenesis, cellular signaling pathways and Diamond Blackfan anemia.” A $41,810 grant was awarded to Nicholas James Watkins, Ph.D, a senior lecturer in the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biosciences at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom.  Continue Reading »

DBAF Supports Ribosome Meeting

The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation (DBAF) is proud to support the Ribosome Synthesis Meeting held tri-annually. This international meeting, celebrating its 10th anniversary, brings together investigators from all over the world to focus on issues related to ribosome synthesis. The 2015 EMBO Conference on Ribosome Assembly will be held at the Hotel Metropole in downtown Brussels from August 19-23, 2015. The meeting will focus  Continue Reading »

DBAF Funds GATA1 Research

The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation is proud to support the research of Dr. Shai Izraeli, Professor in the Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at Tel Aviv University and the Head of the Childhood Leukemia Research Institute within the Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and the Cancer Research Center at Sheba Medical Center, Israel. The DBAF provided a $32,000 grant  Continue Reading »

UPDATE on Dr. Lodish’s Project DBAF and DBAC Provide $95,000

In April 2014 when the DBAF awarded Dr. Harvey Lodish $21,281, the intent was to fill a gap for a few months until Dr. Lodish received government money. Unfortunately, Dr. Lodish was notified that the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center program had been reorganized and discontinued due to lack of available funding from Congress, leaving him with no funds to  Continue Reading »

DBAF Funds Another Research Project

The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation is proud to support the very important work of Vijay G. Sankaran, M.D., Ph.D. of Boston Children’s Hospital. The DBAF has provided $36,000 to fund Dr. Sankaran’s research project entitled, Defining GATA1 Transcriptional Alterations in Diamond-Blackfan Anemia. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Sankaran is an outstanding investigator and was a leader in the  Continue Reading »

DBAF Funds New Research

The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation is pleased to announce the funding of another exciting research project. A grant for $35,000 was awarded to Daniel Finley, Ph.D. for his project entitled, “A new mode of ribosome regulation specific to reticulocytes.” Dr. Daniel Finley, a well-established investigator and a professor at Harvard University, is new to the DBA field.  He will be  Continue Reading »

DBAF Provides Gap Funding to Keep Project Going

The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation (DBAF) is proud to announce the funding of another important research project. Through the dedication, hard work, and generosity of our families, friends, and supporters, the DBAF was able to award $21,281 to Dr. Harvey Lodish’s project entitled, “High-throughput screening identifies many novel potential therapies for Diamond Blackfan Anemia.”  The esteemed Dr. Lodish provided the  Continue Reading »

DBA Gene Therapy Research Funded by DBAF & DBAC

The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation is proud to partner with DBA Canada to fund a novel gene therapy research proposal from Dr. Johnson Liu, MD at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The $48,210 project is titled, “Repairing Dominant Negative Mutation of RPS19 Gene by Spliceosome-Mediated RNA Trans-Splicing.” This approach takes advantage of the fact that human genes are made  Continue Reading »

DBAF & DBAC Fund Another Important Research Project

The DBA Foundation is excited to announce the funding of Dr. George Thomas’ research project entitled, “The role of p53 in mediating the anemic response in DBA patients with defects in RPL5 or RPL11.” Thank you to DBA Canada for their joint funding support to make this possible!  The long-term goal of this study is to understand the mechanisms through  Continue Reading »

Thanks to YOU…We Did it Again!

DBAF Funds More Research and a Research-rich Conference The DBA Foundation (DBAF) is proud to announce the funding of Dr. Fredrick Goldman’s research project entitled, Toward a cure for DBA: creation of patient-specific gene corrected hematopoietic stem cells using induced pluripotent stem cell technology. We are pleased to fund this exciting project that is on the cutting edge of research and has  Continue Reading »