sickle-cell disease


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Related to sickle-cell disease: cystic fibrosis, Sickle cell crisis
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That's what scientist Tim Townes did when he "created" designer mice to study sickle-cell disease.
A team of government and university researchers identified nine women and three men who had this lung complication of sickle-cell disease.
People with sickle-cell disease make elongated versions of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that totes oxygen.
In people with sickle-cell disease, deformed red blood cells can't transport oxygen efficiently.
In the study's earlier years, the first 12 children with sickle-cell disease received a bone marrow transplant plus busulfan and cyclophosphamide, two drugs known to facilitate transplants.
Sickle-cell disease is an inherited disorder of red blood cells.
Leboulch and his team took bone marrow from mice with sickle-cell disease and added the modified gene to it.
Sickle-cell disease is a genetic disorder that affects about 72,000 people in the United States, most of them African Americans.
In people with sickle-cell disease, however, hemoglobin doesn't hold onto oxygen well.
Investigators at 21 medical centers across the United States began the trial by recruiting 299 people with moderate to severe sickle-cell disease.
Thus doctors can now prescribe hydroxyurea for their patients even though the compound has yet to pass FDA muster specifically as a treatment for sickle-cell disease.