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In Possible Boon To Sickle Cell Victims, Basic Scientists Find Reason Cells Stick

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April 2, 2001
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University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
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Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered a protein on the surface of sickled red cells that causes them to stick to another protein that is part of blood vessel walls. Their work, so far confined to the test tube, offers new hope that treatments for sickle cell disease will improve, they say.

CHAPEL HILL - Despite recent advances in treating sickle cell disease, an inherited illness chiefly affecting black people in the United States, patients still suffer periodic painful episodes known as crises.


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University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill. (2001, April 2). In Possible Boon To Sickle Cell Victims, Basic Scientists Find Reason Cells Stick. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/04/010402073355.htm
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill. "In Possible Boon To Sickle Cell Victims, Basic Scientists Find Reason Cells Stick." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/04/010402073355.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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