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Progress in Sickle Cell Cure Research

Mar 26, 2018 10:08:00 AM / by Stacy Matthews Branch, DVM, PhD posted in disease-state products, Stem Cells, Blood Disorders


The findings of a new study on sickle cell disease may lead to a new era in the approach to treatment.

Sickle cell disease (often referred to as sickle cell anemia) is a group of blood disorders in which the blood cells have an abnormal sickle shape instead of the biconcave disk shape. The sickle-shaped cells have a shorter life span (leading to anemia), but they also block normal blood flow leading to pain and organ dysfunction. There is no cure, and treatments that exist are aimed to control symptoms and related complications.

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Secrets of Crohn's Disease Revealed in the Human Microbiome

Oct 22, 2014 1:00:33 PM / by James Sanchez posted in disease-state products, genes, microbiome, Basic Research


Intriguing research has zeroed in on the microbiome's role in a puzzling gastrointestinal disorder

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