Tag Archive: red blood cells

May 13 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Regulating Iron, Mother’s Dedication, Knee Troubles

This week’s stories span discovery (of a potential treatment for rare blood diseases), inspiration (from a mother who transformed grief over her daughter’s terminal disease into a foundation helping other families), and finding practical clinical insight (to distinguish a serious knee condition from a drug-treatable infection with similar symptoms).

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/chop-research-news-regulating-iron-mothers-dedication-knee-troubles/

Jan 14 2014

Flipping a Gene Switch Reactivates Fetal Hemoglobin, May Reverse Sickle Cell Disease

Hematologists have long sought to reactivate fetal hemoglobin as a treatment for children and adults with sickle cell disease (SCD). Researchers at CHOP have manipulated key biological events in adult blood cells to produce a form of hemoglobin normally absent after the newborn period.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/flipping-gene-switch-reactivates-fetal-hemoglobin-may-reverse-sickle-cell-disease/

Sep 19 2013

On the Cusp of a Cure – Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease affects millions of people worldwide and is the most common inherited disorder in African Americans, of whom 1 in 375 is born with the disease.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/on-the-cusp-of-a-cure-sickle-cell-disease/