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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.
Researchers find link between negative emotions and higher opioid use in people with sickle cell disease

Researchers find link between negative emotions and higher opioid use in people with sickle cell disease

Increasing hydroxyurea dose linked to reduction in hospitalization for young sickle cell anemia patients

Increasing hydroxyurea dose linked to reduction in hospitalization for young sickle cell anemia patients

Overabundance of gut bacteria may exacerbate pain in patients with sickle cell disease

Overabundance of gut bacteria may exacerbate pain in patients with sickle cell disease

Genotype may help identify patients at increased risk for sickle cell disease-related complications

Genotype may help identify patients at increased risk for sickle cell disease-related complications

Popular Alzheimer's drug shows promise in clinical trials for treating patients with sickle cell disease

Popular Alzheimer's drug shows promise in clinical trials for treating patients with sickle cell disease

Mental stress and anticipation of pain may trigger painful sickle cell episodes

Mental stress and anticipation of pain may trigger painful sickle cell episodes

Sickle cell patients suffer discrimination, poor care — and shorter lives

Sickle cell patients suffer discrimination, poor care — and shorter lives

Conference to focus on preventing and reversing consequences of sickle cell disease

Conference to focus on preventing and reversing consequences of sickle cell disease

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