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December 15, 2018

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December 15, 2018

Sep. 26, 2018 — Japanese scientists have revealed a biological 'switch' that influences whether an immature blood cell would develop into a red blood cell or a subtype of white blood cell called myeloid ... read more

Progress in Pursuit of Sickle Cell Cure

Feb. 16, 2018 — Bioengineers use gene editing to correct the mutation responsible for sickle cell disease in up to 40 percent of patients' cells used for lab ... read more

Relatively Unknown Gene Linked to Early Emergence of Blood Diseases

Feb. 1, 2018 — Researchers have discovered the contribution of a specific gene in the proper development of blood cells that give rise to hematopoietic stem cells. The findings identify a potential target for the ... read more

'Negative Emotions' Linked to Higher Rates of Opioid Use in Sickle Cell Disease

Nov. 27, 2017 — A link has been foundbetween negative emotions, such as sadness and anxiety, and higher opioid use in people with sickle cell disease whose pain levels were self-reported as relatively low. These ... read more

Blueprint to Reduce Wasteful Blood Transfusions

Nov. 20, 2017 — By analyzing data from randomized clinical trials comparing blood transfusion approaches, experts endorse recommendations for blood transfusions that reduce blood use to improve patient safety and ... read more

Out of Balance: Gut Bacterial Makeup May Exacerbate Pain in Sickle Cell Disease

Nov. 7, 2017 — An overabundance of the bacteria Veillonella in the digestive tract may increase pain in patients with sickle cell disease ... read more

Oct. 19, 2017 — Using a computational approach known as deep learning, scientists have developed a new system to classify the shapes of red blood cells in a patient's blood. The findings, published in PLOS ... read more

Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment Does Not Increase Malaria Risk in Africa

Oct. 19, 2017 — The drug hydroxyurea does not appear to increase the risk of malaria infection in patients with sickle cell anemia who live in malaria-endemic regions, according to a ... read more

Oct. 3, 2017 — To reduce the burden of anemia, health officials need a better picture of the disease's global impact, an understanding made viable by a portable and affordable way to analyze blood. Researchers ... read more

Sep. 25, 2017 — Researchers have found that the host's susceptibility to develop malaria depends on his or her metabolic state, which can be easily manipulated through external stimuli such as dietary ... read more

July 28, 2017 — Simulations developed by mathematicians provide new details of how sickle cell disease manifests inside red blood cells, which could help in developing new ... read more

Genome Therapy Could Lead to New Treatment for Life-Threatening Blood Disorders

July 17, 2017 — By introducing a beneficial natural mutation into blood cells using the gene-editing technique CRISPR, scientists have been able to switch on production of fetal haemoglobin - an advance that could ... read more

New Gene Mutation Associated With Defective DNA Repair and Fanconi Anemia

July 10, 2017 — Fanconi anemia is a rare genetic disease characterized by hematologic symptoms and high cancer risk. Mutations in nearly 20 different genes have been identified in patients with Fanconi anemia. ... read more

June 23, 2017 — A researcher is developing new miniature models to better understand the factors that lead to heart disease and sickle cell ... read more

Hospital-Acquired Anemia More Common, Increases Risks

May 18, 2017 — One in three patients hospitalized for medical problems experienced a drop in their red blood cell count due to the hospitalization -- a concept called hospital-acquired anemia, new research ... read more

New Finding Affecting Immune Reconstitution Related to B Cells

May 15, 2017 — Researchers examined the mechanisms of B cell immune reconstitution in pediatric patients who had undergone bone marrow transplantation and discovered a disruption in the maturation of B cells -- ... read more

First Systemic Evidence for Safety of tPA in Stroke Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

Apr. 11, 2017 — Adult patients with sickle cell disease who experience a stroke caused by a clot (i.e., ischemic strokes) can be treated safely with tissue plasminogen activator if they qualify, report ... read more

Major Breakthrough in the Manufacture of Red Blood Cells

Mar. 23, 2017 — Researchers have generated the first immortalized cell lines which allow more efficient manufacture of red blood ... read more

Sickle Cell Gene Linked to Elevated Risk of Developing Kidney Failure

Mar. 10, 2017 — Sickle cell trait, a common hemoglobin variant in African Americans, is associated with a twofold higher risk of developing kidney failure requiring dialysis, concludes a team of researchers. Sickle ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — It is technically challenging to replace a single nucleotide with the current gene editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9. Scientists have used a variation of the popular gene editing technique CRISPR-Cas9 to ... read more

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