News tagged with fetal hemoglobin
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(Medical Xpress)—An antidepressant drug used since the 1960s may also hold promise for treating sickle cell disease, according to a surprising new finding made in mice and human red blood cells by a team ...
Medical research Feb 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Not long after birth, human babies transition from producing blood containing oxygen-rich fetal hemoglobin to blood bearing the adult hemoglobin protein. For children with sickle cell disease, the transition from the fetal ...
Medical research Oct 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Researchers at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center (DF/CHCC) have taken the first preliminary steps toward developing a form of gene therapy for sickle cell disease. In an abstract presented on Dec. 10 at the 54th ...
Medical research Dec 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
New research shows a drug commonly used to treat sickle cell anemia in adults reduces bouts of acute pain and a pneumonia-like illness, cuts hospitalization time and eases other symptoms of the disease in young patients. ...
Medications May 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A thalidomide analog is shaping up as a safe, worthy opponent of sickle cell disease, Georgia Health Sciences University researchers report.
Medical research Jul 18, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Nitric oxide gas appears to directly impact the source of the classic, disabling pain crises of sickle cell disease, Georgia Health Sciences University researchers report.
Medical research May 09, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |