UAB’s Julie Kanter, M.D., says statewide surveillance programs for sickle cell disease can help facilitate progress to improve outcomes.
In a move that will increase access and efficiency of clinical trials for patients with sickle cell disease, UT Southwestern has become a founding member of the new Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Trials Network (SCD CTN) to bring treatments and curative options to people suffering from this potentially life-shortening red blood-cell disorder.
(New York, NY – May 10, 2021)- Ophthalmologists at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai have created a new technique to evaluate patients with sickle cell retinopathy and assess the disease before it progresses and leads to…
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have developed a highly efficient method to address a major challenge in biology—identifying the genetic ‘switches’ that regulate gene expression.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has awarded Case Western Reserve University up to $3.7 million to assess emerging genome-editing based therapies being tested for curing sickle cell disease (SCD) at leading U.S research universities and hospitals.
SCD is the most well-known among a group of inherited blood disorders, affecting about 100,000 people in the United States and about 20 million worldwide, according to a 2018 National Institutes of Health (NIH) statement announcing the NHLBI Cure Sickle Cell Initiative.