Medical research

New law boosts fight against sickle cell disease

(HealthDay)—A sickle cell disease prevention and treatment program in the United States has been reauthorized to receive nearly $5 million each year over the next five years.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

2006 to 2015 saw increase in severe maternal morbidity

(HealthDay)—From 2006 to 2015, the proportion of women experiencing severe maternal morbidity increased 45 percent, according to a statistical brief published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Medical research

How sickled red blood cells stick to blood vessels

One of the most common complications of sickle-cell disease occurs when deformed red blood cells clump together, blocking tiny blood vessels and causing severe pain and swelling in the affected body parts.

Genetics

New platform poised to be next generation of genetic medicines

A City of Hope scientist has discovered a gene-editing technology that could efficiently and accurately correct the genetic defects that underlie certain diseases, positioning the new tool as the basis for the next generation ...

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