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CRISPR a potential cure for sickle cell disease

FierceBiotech - Oct 17, 2016
“This is an important advance because for the first time we show a level of correction in stem cells that should be sufficient for a clinical benefit in persons with sickle cell anemia,” said co-author Mark Walters, a pediatric hematologist and ...

Managing sickle cell anemia

Temple Daily Telegram - Oct 9, 2016
Charles Davenport, 29, was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia when he was six months old. He recently spent two weeks in the hospital because of a sickle cell crisis and pneumonia. While in the hospital Davenport received pain medications, fluids and a ...

To your health: What you should know about sickle cell anemia

Wilkes Barre Times-Leader - Oct 4, 2016
Sickle cell anemia affects as many as 100,000 Americans, making it the most common genetic disorder in the U.S. Like all sickle cell diseases, sickle cell anemia is something you are born with. It doesn't develop over time, it's not contagious, and the ...

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Sickle Cell Anemia: From Basic Science to Clinical Practice

Although sickle cell anemia was the first molecular disease to be identified, its complex and fascinating pathophysiology is still not fully understood. A single mutation in the beta-globin gene incurs numerous molecular and cellular mechanisms that contribute to the plethora of symptoms associated with the disease. Our knowledge regarding sickle cell disease mechanisms, while still not complete, has broadened considerably over the last decades. Sickle Cell Anemia: From Basic Science to Clinical Practice.
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Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health

by: Keith Wailoo
This groundbreaking book chronicles the history of sickle cell anemia in the United States, tracing its transformation from an "invisible" malady to a powerful, yet contested, cultural symbol of African American pain and suffering.

Set in Memphis, home of one of the nation's first sickle cell clinics, Dying in the City of the Blues reveals how the recognition, treatment, social understanding, and symbolism of the disease evolved in the twentieth century, shaped by the politics of race, region, health care, and biomedicine.
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Uncertain Suffering: Racial Health Care Disparities and Sickle Cell Disease

by: Carolyn Rouse
On average, black Americans are sicker and die earlier than white Americans. Uncertain Suffering provides a richly nuanced examination of what this fact means for health care in the United States through the lens of sickle cell anemia, a disease that primarily affects blacks. In a wide ranging analysis that moves from individual patient cases to the compassionate yet distanced professionalism of health care specialists to the level of national policy, Carolyn Moxley Rouse uncovers the cultural assumptions that shape the quality and delivery of care for sickle cell patients.
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Race & Medicine in Nineteenth- And Early-Twentieth-Century America

by: Todd L Savitt
During the days of slavery in America, racism and often-faulty medical theories contributed to an atmosphere in which African Americans were seen as chattel: some white physicians claimed that African Americans had physiological and anatomical differences that made them well suited for slavery. These attitudes continued into the Reconstruction and Jim Crow eras. In Race and Medicine, historian Todd Savitt presents revised and updated versions of his seminal essays on the medical history of African Americans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, especially in the South.
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Sickle cell anemia - causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

What is sickle cell anemia? Sickle cell anemia is an autosomal recessive genetic condition where the beta-globin protein subunit of hemoglobin is misshapen, ...

Sickle Cell Anemia: A Patient's Journey

As a young child, Alexandria, now age 17, endured near-constant feelings of exhaustion and general sickness, which turned into severe pain at night.

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