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August 27, 2015

May 11, 2015 — Researchers lay out an equation that yields simple predictions as to how quickly blood cells will migrate away from blood-vessel walls, how they will behave when they collide with each other and ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — Investigators have demonstrated that MR imaging of the liver is more accurate than liver biopsy in determining total body iron balance in patients with sickle cell disease and other disorders ... read more

Educating on Sickle Cell Risk in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nov. 24, 2014 — Members of the public in sub-Saharan Africa who are carriers of the hereditary disease sickle cell disease must be educated aggressively through public health campaigns to raise awareness of the ... read more

Successful Outcome Prompts Early End to Sickle Cell Anemia Clinical Trial

Nov. 19, 2014 — Conclusive data show that hydroxyurea therapy offers safe and effective disease management of sickle cell anemia and reduces the risk of stroke, prompting early termination by the National Heart Lung ... read more

Sep. 12, 2014 — A simple point-of-care testing device for anemia could provide more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and allow inexpensive at-home self-monitoring of persons with chronic forms of the ... read more

Sickle Cell Disease: Attempting to Improve Transition from Child to Adult Care

Sep. 12, 2014 — Sickle cell disease had been considered a pediatric ailment since people with it generally didn’t live to adulthood. Pediatricians report that 95% now live to their 20th birthday. Unfortunately, ... read more

Sickle Cell Patients Who Experience Discrimination Miss out on Treatment

Sep. 9, 2014 — Experiencing discrimination because of their race or health condition can influence just how much trust people put into the health profession. In fact, having these experiences was associated with a ... read more

Sep. 9, 2014 — The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has released the first comprehensive, evidence-based guidelines for management of sickle cell disease from birth to end of life. Sickle cell anemia is ... read more

Sep. 1, 2014 — A new test for sickle cell disease that provides results in just 12 minutes and costs as little as 50 cents -- far faster and cheaper than other tests -- has been developed by ... read more

Common Anemia: Drug Represents First Potential Treatment

Aug. 27, 2014 — An experimental drug designed to help regulate the blood's iron supply shows promise as a viable first treatment for anemia of inflammation, according to results from the first human study of ... read more

Regular Blood Transfusions Can Reduce Repeat Strokes in Children With Sickle Cell Disease

Aug. 20, 2014 — Regular blood transfusion therapy significantly reduces the recurrence of silent strokes and strokes in children with sickle cell anemia who have had pre-existing silent strokes, according to study ... read more

Forcing Chromosomes Into Loops May Switch Off Sickle Cell Disease

Aug. 14, 2014 — Scientists have altered key biological events in red blood cells, causing the cells to produce a form of hemoglobin normally absent after the newborn period. This approach may lead to a novel ... read more

Study Tracks Worldwide Spread of Beneficial Blood Cell Gene Variant

July 29, 2014 — Two beneficial variants of a gene controlling red blood cell development have spread from Africa into nearly all human populations across the globe, according to a new study. The international team ... read more

New Genome Editing Method Brings Possibility of Gene Therapies Closer to Reality

July 11, 2014 — An important theoretical foundation for stem cell-based gene therapy has been published by scientists. The combination of stem cells and targeted genome editing technology provides a powerful tool to ... read more

For Patients With Sickle Cell Disease, Blood Donors Are a Matter of Life and Death

June 17, 2014 — Every six weeks for the past nine years, Mawasi Belle has been donating blood, totaling nearly 80 trips to the medical institution and thousands of pints of blood collected. But for Belle, this ... read more

Bacterial Adaptation Contributes to Pneumococcal Threat in Sickle Cell Disease Patients

May 23, 2014 — Differences in the genetic code of pneumococcal bacteria have been identified by researcher that may explain why it poses such a risk to children with sickle cell disease and why current vaccines ... read more

Molecular Blood Group Typing Technique Developed

Apr. 10, 2014 — Scientists have designed a new system for molecular blood group typing that offers blood banks the possibility of extensive screening of blood donors at a relatively low cost. Although blood ... read more

Helping Young Adults With Sickle Cell Disease in Transition to Adult Care

Mar. 31, 2014 — Child and adolescent hematologists have developed a tool to gauge how ready young adults with sickle cell disease are for a transition into adult care. Previous studies have shown that patients with ... read more

Mar. 20, 2014 — Low levels of both oxygen and the powerful blood vessel dilator nitric oxide appear to have an unfortunate synergy for patients with sickle cell disease, researchers report. Their studies indicate ... read more

Pulmonary Hypertension: First Guidelines for Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

Mar. 18, 2014 — The first set of clinical guidelines for treating patients with pulmonary hypertension in sickle cell disease have been created. Several studies conducted in the past decade have demonstrated that ... read more

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