sickle-cell disease


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sickle-cell disease

[′sik·əl ¦sel di‚zēz]
(medicine)
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In a recent statement, Ergomed stated, phase II study in sickle-cell disease patients suffering from acute Vaso-Occlusive Crisis, is planned to start in the second quarter of this year.
Using his "designer" mice, Townes plans to test, treatments to relieve or even cure sickle-cell disease.
Roughly one-third of adults with sickle-cell disease develop increased blood pressure in the lungs.
A protein found on red blood cells in sickle-cell disease binds these cells to blood vessel walls, disrupting circulation, a new study suggests.
Stem cell transplants have long been a therapy option for children with life-threatening cases of sickle-cell disease, but the procedure itself can be deadly.
By installing a designer gene that offsets the adverse effects of faulty DNA, scientists have prevented sickle-cell disease in mice.
There are simply so many ways it might work that there's a growing excitement about using nitric oxide for sickle-cell disease," Gladwin says.
The inhalation of nitric oxide had no effect on hemoglobin in the blood of volunteers without sickle-cell disease.
The mice are developing the classic multiorgan pathology of sickle-cell disease," says Paszty, who adds that the mice should be useful in testing potential new therapies.