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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

Hydroxyurea Improves Lung Function in Children With Sickle Cell Disease

May 18, 2016 — For the first time, researchers were able to demonstrate that children diagnosed with sickle cell disease showed improvement in lung function after treatment with hydroxyurea, a treatment that is ... read more

Developing a Faster-Acting Treatment for High-Altitude Affliction

Apr. 4, 2016 — Pulmonary edema is a significant risk for anyone spending time at high altitudes, and also affects people with chronic conditions including congestive heart failure. Researchers show an inhalable ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — Microfluidic platform developed for measurement of deformability and adhesion in physiological flow conditions from whole sickle cell disease patient blood ... read more

Multiple Myeloma Drug Could Revolutionize Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease

Dec. 17, 2015 — An established drug for recurrent multiple myeloma might effectively be repurposed to improve the survival and day-to-day lives of patients with devastating sickle cell disease, according to new ... read more

Anti-Platelet Therapy Does Not Significantly Reduce Pain Crises in Sickle Cell Disease

Dec. 8, 2015 — Treatment with the antiplatelet agent prasugrel does not significantly reduce the rate of pain crises or severe lung complications in children with sickle cell disease, according to a report ... read more

New Technology May Standardize Sickle Cell Disease Screening for Infants

Dec. 7, 2015 — Researchers offer promising findings related to new technology aimed at facilitating early detection of sickle cell disease for infants in developing countries. Over half of babies born with sickle ... read more

Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease May Help Protect Patients' Kidney Function

Nov. 19, 2015 — After six months of treatment with hydroxyurea, sickle cell disease patients' kidney function, as measured by the urinary albumin/creatine ratio, improved significantly, report investigators at ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Fingerprick blood tests are becoming more common, but a new study finds that fingerprick test results can vary significantly from drop to drop. The study found that as many as six to nine drops of ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — A team of biomedical engineers has developed a simple, inexpensive, and quick technique for the diagnosis and monitoring of sickle cell disease that can be used in regions where advanced medical ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — A bizarre result of a routine lab experiment has led researchers to an unexpected new way to trigger the production of red blood cells. This could represent a significant step forward in the battle ... read more

Why Cancer Anemia Treatment Leads to Tumor Growth

Oct. 15, 2015 — Scientists have shown why a drug widely used to treat chemotherapy-induced anemia in ovarian and breast cancer patients also may shorten survival times in some patients by inadvertently stimulating ... read more

Double Enzyme Hit May Explain Common Cancer Drug Side Effect

Oct. 12, 2015 — Many leukemias are caused by loss of the enzyme Pten. Some anti-leukemia treatments work by inhibiting another enzyme called Shp2. Researchers have now found that mice lacking both of these enzymes ... read more

Genes That Protect African Children from Developing Malaria Identified

Oct. 1, 2015 — Variations in DNA at a specific location (or 'locus') on the genome that protect African children from developing severe malaria, in some cases nearly halving a child's chance of ... read more

Researcher Finds Novel Way to Monitor Serious Blood Disorder Using a Smart Phone

Sep. 22, 2015 — A researcher will develop a portable smart sensor and a phone application for patients with sickle cell disease to analyze and store the results of their blood tests on a smart phone, states a new ... read more

Hospital Reduces Emergency Wait Time, Improves Care for Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Patients

Sep. 21, 2015 — An American hospital has significantly reduced the amount of time that pediatric patients experiencing pain from sickle cell disease wait before receiving pain medication when they come to the ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Researchers, using CRISPR-based gene-editing tools, have found that changes to a small stretch of DNA may circumvent the genetic defect behind sickle cell disease (SCD). The discovery creates a path ... read more

Microbiome Implicated in Sickle Cell Disease; Antibiotics Can Counter Its Effects

Sep. 16, 2015 — New research on sickle cell disease (SCD) has found that using antibiotics to deplete the body’s microbiome may prevent acute sickle cell crisis and could offer the first effective strategy for ... read more

Study of Gene Mutations in Aplastic Anemia May Help Optimize Treament

July 1, 2015 — Scientists have identified a group of genetic mutations in patients with aplastic anemia, which likely will help doctors optimize treatment for this rare and deadly blood condition. The study could ... read more

New Age of Genome Editing Could Lead to Cure for Sickle Cell Anemia

May 14, 2015 — Researchers have shown that changing just a single letter of the DNA of human red blood cells in the laboratory increases their production of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin -- a world-first advance that ... read more

Anemia Distorts Regular Method of Diabetes Diagnosis and Questions Its Reliability

May 13, 2015 — New research highlights how anemia -- a common condition in the general population, especially in women -- can lead to a false diagnosis of diabetes based on HbA1c, when a person's blood sugar ... read more

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