Posts Tagged: International PKU Day

Newborn screening’s ‘hero’ honored

 Poland Celebrates Dr. Robert Guthrie   Many PKU patients in Poland gathered with Prof. Maria Giżewska MD, PhD of Pomeranian Medical University on June 25 to recognize the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Robert Guthrie. He’s the American scientist whose heel-stick blood test led to the successful early treatment of the genetic disorder, Phenylketonuria or PKU,  sparing thousands worldwide from developmental disability. “Robert Guthrie is an example of a man who positively influenced lives of so many people worldwide,” said Prof. Maria.

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