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Sickle-cell disease, or sickle-cell anaemia (or drepanocytosis), is a life-long blood disorder characterized by red blood cells that assume an abnormal, rigid, sickle shape. Sickling decreases the cells' flexibility and results in a risk of various complications.
Novartis announces strategy to broaden patient reach and availability of medicines in sub-Saharan Africa

Novartis announces strategy to broaden patient reach and availability of medicines in sub-Saharan Africa

Improved gene editing technique can successfully cut out undesirable genetic information

Improved gene editing technique can successfully cut out undesirable genetic information

Mentorship in medical school linked to increased likelihood of fellows specializing in hematology

Mentorship in medical school linked to increased likelihood of fellows specializing in hematology

New collaboration aims to develop gene-based cures for sickle cell disease and HIV

New collaboration aims to develop gene-based cures for sickle cell disease and HIV

Study provides insight into feasibility of improving quality of care for SCD patients

Study provides insight into feasibility of improving quality of care for SCD patients

Medicaid expenditures for pediatric population decreased in Illinois

Medicaid expenditures for pediatric population decreased in Illinois

Viagra enables rapid and efficient hematopoietic stem cell mobilization in mice

Viagra enables rapid and efficient hematopoietic stem cell mobilization in mice

Novel viral vector improves gene therapy for sickle cell disease

Novel viral vector improves gene therapy for sickle cell disease

Researchers make breakthrough in gene therapy for sickle cell disease

Researchers make breakthrough in gene therapy for sickle cell disease

Findings could open up new research avenues into how heme tolerance occurs in humans

Findings could open up new research avenues into how heme tolerance occurs in humans

Uncovering new treatment targets for pulmonary inflammation in sickle cell disease

Uncovering new treatment targets for pulmonary inflammation in sickle cell disease

CDC to fund sickle cell disease surveillance

CDC to fund sickle cell disease surveillance

Researcher aims to make CRISPR-Cas9 system safer and more precise

Researcher aims to make CRISPR-Cas9 system safer and more precise

New NIH program aims to improve lives for people with inherited blood and immune diseases

New NIH program aims to improve lives for people with inherited blood and immune diseases

NIH announces new round of funding for Research Centers in Minority Institutions

NIH announces new round of funding for Research Centers in Minority Institutions

Computer model could be used to quickly evaluate new drugs for sickle cell disease

Computer model could be used to quickly evaluate new drugs for sickle cell disease

Despite failed promises, stem cell advocates again want taxpayers to pony up billions

Despite failed promises, stem cell advocates again want taxpayers to pony up billions

Low or high levels of hemoglobin may increase risk of dementia

Low or high levels of hemoglobin may increase risk of dementia

Clinical cell therapy expert shares the benefits of donating cord blood

Clinical cell therapy expert shares the benefits of donating cord blood

Nanoparticles used to deliver CRISPR gene editing tools into the cell

Nanoparticles used to deliver CRISPR gene editing tools into the cell