Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease, which is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, affects approximately 100,000 people in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Other

Sanofi buys US biotech firm in acquisition spree

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced on Wednesday its second acquisition of a US firm in as many months, buying transplant drug company Kadmon for $1.9 billion (1.6 billion euros).

Medical research

Repairing tendon injuries with stem cells

Tendon tears are rarely life-threatening, but depending on their severity, they require surgery and a long rehabilitation period. Surgical treatment strategies involve the transplantation of tendon from another part of the ...

Genetics

iPS cells show therapeutic benefits for a rare muscle dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy describes a family of congenital diseases that cause the progressive loss of muscle tissue. Severity varies across the family, but for many there is little in the way of treatment. In its newest study, ...