Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sickle cell anemia treatment does not increase malaria risk in Africa

The drug hydroxyurea does not appear to increase the risk of malaria infection in patients with sickle cell anemia who live in malaria-endemic regions, according to a study published online today in Blood, a Journal of the ...

Medical research

A multiple drug approach to preventing sickle cell crisis

Sickle cell disease is characterized by recurrent episodes of "sickle crisis," also known as vaso-occlusive crisis, in which a patient's red blood cells change shape, clump together and block the flow of blood in small vessels ...

Genetics

Scientists edit gene mutations in inherited form of anemia

A Yale-led research team used a new gene editing strategy to correct mutations that cause thalassemia, a form of anemia. Their gene editing technique provided corrections to the mutations and alleviated the disease in mice, ...

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