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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.
NIH grant for Mount Sinai to study use of inhaled corticosteroids for treatment of sickle cell disease

NIH grant for Mount Sinai to study use of inhaled corticosteroids for treatment of sickle cell disease

Using CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to correct mutation responsible for sickle cell disease

Using CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to correct mutation responsible for sickle cell disease

Regenacy Pharmaceuticals partners with CMTA to advance ricolinostat for treating hereditary neuropathy

Regenacy Pharmaceuticals partners with CMTA to advance ricolinostat for treating hereditary neuropathy

Therapy with L-Glutamine reduces pain in patients with sickle cell disease

Therapy with L-Glutamine reduces pain in patients with sickle cell disease

Researchers identify enzyme as potential new drug target for blood disorders

Researchers identify enzyme as potential new drug target for blood disorders

CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing can cause greater genetic damage than previously thought

CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing can cause greater genetic damage than previously thought

New guideline recommends first-trimester screening of pregnant women for asymptomatic bacteriuria

New guideline recommends first-trimester screening of pregnant women for asymptomatic bacteriuria

Music therapy shows promise for improving lives of people with sickle cell disease

Music therapy shows promise for improving lives of people with sickle cell disease

Acetaminophen use helps reduce acute kidney injury risk in pediatric heart surgery patients

Acetaminophen use helps reduce acute kidney injury risk in pediatric heart surgery patients

Study: Stigmatizing language in medical records may play a role in how the patient is treated

Study: Stigmatizing language in medical records may play a role in how the patient is treated

Doctors cure sickle cell patients using allogeneic stem cells

Doctors cure sickle cell patients using allogeneic stem cells

Pitt researcher secures nearly $5 million NIH funding for 'Tic-Tac-Toe' RF coil system

Pitt researcher secures nearly $5 million NIH funding for 'Tic-Tac-Toe' RF coil system

Using Cord Blood to Alleviate the Symptoms of Autism

Using Cord Blood to Alleviate the Symptoms of Autism

Genetic mutation that may protect people from malaria found to be more common

Genetic mutation that may protect people from malaria found to be more common

University of Illinois at Chicago awarded $4.6 million NIH grant for chronic pain research

University of Illinois at Chicago awarded $4.6 million NIH grant for chronic pain research

Study reveals HCT as effective treatment for NHL patients regardless of age

Study reveals HCT as effective treatment for NHL patients regardless of age

Combination chemotherapy increases survival in animal models of glioblastoma

Combination chemotherapy increases survival in animal models of glioblastoma

Sangamo and Pfizer partner for development of new zinc finger protein gene therapy to treat ALS

Sangamo and Pfizer partner for development of new zinc finger protein gene therapy to treat ALS

Strategies to prevent and treat acute chest syndrome in children with sickle cell disease

Strategies to prevent and treat acute chest syndrome in children with sickle cell disease

Sickle cell patients, families and doctors face a ‘fight for everything’

Sickle cell patients, families and doctors face a ‘fight for everything’