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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.
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

Pitt/UPMC researchers to lead large clinical trial to test red cell exchange in sickle cell disease

Pitt/UPMC researchers to lead large clinical trial to test red cell exchange in sickle cell disease

Investigational drug for treatment of sickle cell disease shows early promise in clinical trials

Investigational drug for treatment of sickle cell disease shows early promise in clinical trials

Three signs of real progress against sickle cell disease

Three signs of real progress against sickle cell disease

FAU scientists develop rapid, reliable method to continuously monitor sickle cell disease

FAU scientists develop rapid, reliable method to continuously monitor sickle cell disease

More screening and new treatments needed for sickle cell disease

More screening and new treatments needed for sickle cell disease

Scientists use gold nanoparticles to edit genes tied to HIV, inherited blood disorders

Scientists use gold nanoparticles to edit genes tied to HIV, inherited blood disorders

Study explains why some football players with SCT experience adverse clinical outcomes

Study explains why some football players with SCT experience adverse clinical outcomes

Routine screening for SCD among refugees could help prevent life-threatening complications

Routine screening for SCD among refugees could help prevent life-threatening complications

New blood-cell analysis device helps better understand causes and mechanics of rare anemia

New blood-cell analysis device helps better understand causes and mechanics of rare anemia

UMN study shows impact of opioids on pain and survival in sickle cell disease

UMN study shows impact of opioids on pain and survival in sickle cell disease

Breakthrough study could lead to new treatments for sickle cell disease

Breakthrough study could lead to new treatments for sickle cell disease

Researchers develop new strategy to treat sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia

Researchers develop new strategy to treat sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia

Deadly inherited blood disorders cured with bone marrow transplant

Deadly inherited blood disorders cured with bone marrow transplant

Antibody-based treatment could improve cure rate for blood and immune disorders

Antibody-based treatment could improve cure rate for blood and immune disorders

Researcher studies how sickle cell disease affects blood flow and oxygen delivery

Researcher studies how sickle cell disease affects blood flow and oxygen delivery