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CRISPR could end sickle cell, but will African-Americans enroll in ... - STAT



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CRISPR could end sickle cell, but will African-Americans enroll in ... 
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The long and ugly history of unethical experimentation and mistreatment of black patients could make recruiting volunteers to try largely untested CRISPR therapies a tough sell.
Trending News Today: Patient Population Skeptical of Gene ... Specialty Pharmacy Times

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She's been saved by blood 100 times over while battling a painful disease affecting African Americans - The News Tribune



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She's been saved by blood 100 times over while battling a painful disease affecting African Americans 
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Only about 8 percent of the African-American population carry the gene that causes the disease, Aboulafia said. Carrying the gene doesn't mean necessarily that a person will get sickle cell. The gene is recessive. That means a ?normal? gene inherited ...

 


Sickle Cell Disease: When to Transfuse - Medscape



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Sickle Cell Disease: When to Transfuse 
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Hello. I am Dr Mary Hulihan, a health scientist in the Division of Blood Disorders at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today I would like to talk about the indications for blood transfusion in patients with sickle cell disease, the ...

 


Concert benefits sickle cell anemia awareness - WLS-TV



Concert benefits sickle cell anemia awareness 
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25, to raise awareness about sickle cell anemia. Linda Hubbard and her son Braxton visited ABC7 on Tuesday to talk about their nonprofit, the BranLin Sickle Cell Foundation, which educates people about sickle cell anemia. Hubbard lost a son, Brandon ...

 


Critically-Ill Teen's Dream Comes True in New York City - NBC New York



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Critically-Ill Teen's Dream Comes True in New York City 
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Ryann Watson is a 17-year old who has been through hundreds of doctors appointments, surgery, and dealt with bullying at school due to having sickle cell disease. But during Fashion Week, she had a chance to take her mind off it all when she was flown ...

 


Progress in pursuit of sickle cell cure - Science Daily



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Progress in pursuit of sickle cell cure 
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"Sickle cell disease is caused by a single mutation in the beta-globin gene (in the stem cell's DNA)," he said. "The idea is to correct that particular mutation, and then stem cells that have the correction would differentiate into normal blood cells ...
Hopes of cure for sickle cell disease iNews
Rice team gains ground in CRISPR cure for sickle cell, but challenges remain FierceBiotech

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Boston public schools agree to recognize sickle cell as a diseases ... - The Boston Globe



Boston public schools agree to recognize sickle cell as a diseases ... 
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The Boston school system has agreed to recognize sickle cell disease ? which affects millions of Americans and is more common among blacks and Latinos ? as a disability that interferes with a student's education, the Globe has learned. Students with ...

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Listen: Why Don't You Hear More About Sickle Cell Disease? - Kaiser Health News



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Listen: Why Don't You Hear More About Sickle Cell Disease? 
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On the national affairs radio show "1A," Marqus Valentine describes how a mild stroke went misdiagnosed when he was in elementary school. Stroke is one of many serious effects of sickle cell disease. (Jenny Gold/KHN). Jenny Gold, a Kaiser Health News ...

 


Antibiotic Preventive Treatment Rates for IPD Very Low Among Sickle Cell Children, Study Says - Sickle Cell Anemia News



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Antibiotic Preventive Treatment Rates for IPD Very Low Among Sickle Cell Children, Study Says 
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Researchers found that the odds of a child with sickle cell anemia receiving antibiotic treatment for more than 300 days slightly increased with more healthcare visits. They believe that ?given the consistent finding that antibiotic prophylaxis rates ...

 


Imara Begins Phase 2 Sickle Cell Disease Trial Testing IMR-687 in Adults - Sickle Cell Anemia News



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Imara Begins Phase 2 Sickle Cell Disease Trial Testing IMR-687 in Adults 
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Imara, a pharmaceutical company developing new therapies for sickle cell disease (SCD), has successfully dosed the first patient enrolled in its clinical trial evaluating escalating doses of IMR-687 in adult patients with SCD. The Phase 2 trial ...