Sickle Cell Disease

Understanding Sickle Cell Disease

World Sickle Cell Day is June 19 and was created by the United Nations in 2006 to raise global awareness for sickle cell disease as a public health problem. Sickle cell disease is an extremely debilitating medical condition.

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Study underscores the need for more precise rare disease definitions

Study underscores the need for more precise rare disease definitions

Certain enzymes implicated in diseases like cancer also destroy each other

Certain enzymes implicated in diseases like cancer also destroy each other

Enzymes that cannibalize each other and promote cancer

Enzymes that cannibalize each other and promote cancer

Effort to control opioids in an ER leaves some sickle cell patients in pain

Effort to control opioids in an ER leaves some sickle cell patients in pain

Fresh red blood cell transfusions are no more beneficial than older ones to critically ill children

Fresh red blood cell transfusions are no more beneficial than older ones to critically ill children

Identifying the type of pain in adults with sickle cell disease may help improve treatment

Identifying the type of pain in adults with sickle cell disease may help improve treatment

New tool can rapidly reveal unintended changes made by CRISPR-directed gene editing

New tool can rapidly reveal unintended changes made by CRISPR-directed gene editing

Prenatal screening for hemoglobinopathies different in OBGYN practices and family medicine

Prenatal screening for hemoglobinopathies different in OBGYN practices and family medicine

Pharma’s take on the Pelosi drug-pricing bill: Fair warning or fearmongering?

Pharma’s take on the Pelosi drug-pricing bill: Fair warning or fearmongering?

New project could mark a pivotal advancement in therapies to address male sterility

New project could mark a pivotal advancement in therapies to address male sterility

Zebrafish study supports accuracy of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool

Zebrafish study supports accuracy of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool

NIH Statement for World AIDS Day outlines efforts to end the HIV epidemic

NIH Statement for World AIDS Day outlines efforts to end the HIV epidemic

Mystery surrounds gene edited babies one year on

Mystery surrounds gene edited babies one year on

Carbon monoxide has a beneficial side at low concentrations

Carbon monoxide has a beneficial side at low concentrations

Pioneering CRISPR therapy leaves two patients free of blood disease symptoms

Pioneering CRISPR therapy leaves two patients free of blood disease symptoms

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