Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study provides insights on preeclampsia

Researchers have developed a method that could help rapidly diagnose preeclampsia in pregnant women. They have also uncovered clues that might help explain why women with preeclampsia often develop an abnormal amount of protein ...

Medical research

Fighting sickle cell disease using a medication for type 2 diabetes

Sickle cell disease and the blood disorder beta thalassemia affect more than 180,000 Americans and millions more worldwide. Both diseases can be made milder or even cured by increasing fetal hemoglobin (HbF) levels, but current ...

Medical research

Discovery could help treatments for sickle cell disease

An interdisciplinary, international group of researchers has found new biophysical markers that could help improve the understanding of treatments for sickle cell disease, a step toward developing better methods for treating ...

Medical research

Forcing chromosomes into loops may switch off sickle cell disease

Scientists have altered key biological events in red blood cells, causing the cells to produce a form of hemoglobin normally absent after the newborn period. Because this hemoglobin is not affected by the inherited gene mutation ...

Diabetes

Fetal hemoglobin glycation may reflect hyperglycemia in utero

(HealthDay)—Glycation of the α-chain (Glα) in fetal hemoglobin is higher in neonates from women with gestational diabetes mellitus and may reflect hyperglycemia exposure in utero, according to a study published online ...

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