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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.
Gene therapy effectively stabilizes progression of cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, trial reveals

Gene therapy effectively stabilizes progression of cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, trial reveals

Study suggests frequent blood donation as feasible and safe option for donors

Study suggests frequent blood donation as feasible and safe option for donors

Study may contribute to genetic understanding of high-altitude adaptation

Study may contribute to genetic understanding of high-altitude adaptation

New sickle cell disease poll dispels long-held perceptions of African Americans

New sickle cell disease poll dispels long-held perceptions of African Americans

New clinical trial begins testing Epigem’s instrument for detection, cure of rare anemias

New clinical trial begins testing Epigem’s instrument for detection, cure of rare anemias

PCORI Board awards $18 million for two new studies on sickle cell disease

PCORI Board awards $18 million for two new studies on sickle cell disease

Research reveals LEGO-like stacking of protein complexes

Research reveals LEGO-like stacking of protein complexes

Scientists develop new system to identify and characterize regulatory DNA sequences

Scientists develop new system to identify and characterize regulatory DNA sequences

Expert highlights CRISPR’s applications, limitations, and ethical concerns

Expert highlights CRISPR’s applications, limitations, and ethical concerns

Computer models provide new details of how sickle cell disease manifests inside red blood cells

Computer models provide new details of how sickle cell disease manifests inside red blood cells

First in-car study of rush hour pollution finds alarming results

First in-car study of rush hour pollution finds alarming results

Infographic displays facts and information about stem cells, cord blood

Infographic displays facts and information about stem cells, cord blood

New program gives free legal help to families for health-related issues

New program gives free legal help to families for health-related issues

New treatment receives FDA approval to reduce complications of sickle cell disease

New treatment receives FDA approval to reduce complications of sickle cell disease

MSU researcher developing new miniature models to study heart disease and sickle cell anemia

MSU researcher developing new miniature models to study heart disease and sickle cell anemia

Lipoprotein abnormalities linked to vaso-occlusive events in patients with sickle cell disease

Lipoprotein abnormalities linked to vaso-occlusive events in patients with sickle cell disease

Survivors of childhood diseases struggle to find care as adults

Survivors of childhood diseases struggle to find care as adults

WHO announces new flagship programs for African region over next two years

WHO announces new flagship programs for African region over next two years

Children surviving chronic health conditions may suffer from brain function issues

Children surviving chronic health conditions may suffer from brain function issues

New study explores safety of exercise in children with sickle cell disease

New study explores safety of exercise in children with sickle cell disease