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CRISPR: More than just for gene editing?

November 13, 2019

The gene-editing tool CRISPR has been heralded as a scientific miracle destined to eradicate diseases from sickle-cell anemia…
Gut Microbiome Puts the Brakes on Iron Absorption

November 11, 2019

While most people in developed nations may not think much about dietary iron, almost a quarter of the global…
Yale researchers identify rare inherited immune disease

September 26, 2019

When a 9-year-old girl with anemia, breathing problems, and recurrent infections sought help for her mysterious ailments, Yale…
Early maternal anemia tied to intellectual disability, ADHD and autism

September 19, 2019

The timing of anemia—a common condition in late pregnancy—can make a big difference for the developing fetus, according…
Yale doctors crack the code of a rare, inherited anemia

July 3, 2019

Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the human body, an essential function for survival. Anemia results when someone…
Icefish genome may offer insights into age-related health issues

March 4, 2019

White-blooded Antarctic icefishes live with anemia, oversized hearts and low bone mineral density, traits that in people would…
No Bleeding Required: Anemia Detection Via Smartphone

December 12, 2018

Biomedical engineers have developed a smartphone app with the aim of non-invasive detection of anemia. Instead of a…
Finding Curative Potential Within a Gene Mutation

September 26, 2018

This is a tale of two genes. You might think of them as not-quite-identical twins: Gene A and…
With gene editing, researchers cure blood disorder in fetal mice

June 27, 2018

With the combined efforts of three Yale laboratories, researchers conducted the first demonstration of site-specific gene editing in…
Anemia discovery offers new targets to treat fatigue in millions

January 24, 2018

A new discovery from the University of Virginia School of Medicine revealed a previously unknown clockwork mechanism within the body…
A case where smoking helped

February 20, 2017

There’s at least one person in the world for whom smoking has a beneficial effect, and it took…
Scientists edit gene mutations in inherited form of anemia

October 27, 2016

A Yale-led research team used a new gene editing strategy to correct mutations that cause thalassemia, a form…
HemaApp screens for anemia, blood conditions without needle sticks

September 8, 2016

In the developing world, anemia — a blood condition exacerbated by malnutrition or parasitic disease — is a…
CRISPR gene editing reveals new therapeutic approach for blood disorders

August 16, 2016

Gene editing of human blood-forming stem cells mimics a benign genetic condition that helps to overcome sickle cell…
Scientists identify molecule that appears to fuel deadly genetic illness

January 13, 2016

Study reveals possible therapeutic strategy and a molecular mystery Researchers have identified a molecular target and experimental treatment…
Scientists figure out causes for Fanconi Anemia

December 30, 2015

Fanconi Anemia is a rare chromosome instability disorder. It affects one of about 350,000 new born children. Although…
Baffling Lab mystery leads to major red blood cell discovery

November 5, 2015

A bizarre result of a routine lab experiment has led researchers at the University of Virginia School of…
Enzyme that keeps blood stem cells functional discovered

March 25, 2015

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute discovered enzyme that is responsible for keeping blood stem cells functional to…
One-minute point-of-care anemia test shows promise in new study

September 14, 2014

A simple point-of-care testing device for anemia could provide more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and…
Selfie app for anaemia wins Microsoft cup

August 8, 2014

Two Monash University medical students have taken home the Microsoft Imagine Cup for their selfie app for anaemia.…
Researchers discover hormone that controls supply of iron in red blood cell production

June 1, 2014

Findings could lead to treatments for blood disorders associated with both iron deficiencies and overloads A UCLA research…
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