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Genetic marker enables better prediction of warfarin dose in African Americans

The finding may help to avert more of the bleeds and blood clots that come when a patient’s starting dose misses the drug’s narrow safety window.

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Funding: The study was funded by institutions including the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Wellcome Trust.

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University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have launched groundbreaking research into the spread of potentially deadly drug-resistant malaria in the developing Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, also known as Burma. The scientists, working as part of a large international team coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO), have identified several promising genetic markers that could be used to develop tests to identify and track the spread of the newest type of drug-resistant malaria in Southeast Asia, including Myanmar.