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NIH researchers create new viral vector for improved gene therapy in sickle cell disease

October 3, 2019

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed a new and improved viral vector—a virus-based vehicle that…
Computer model could help test new sickle cell drugs

August 26, 2019

A team of Brown University researchers has developed a new computer model that simulates the way red blood…
Can Red Cell Exchange Treat Advanced Sickle Cell Disease?

July 10, 2019

Medical advances have dramatically increased the life expectancy of patients with sickle cell disease, but as patients are…
New genetic weapons challenge sickle cell disease

June 4, 2019

Help for patients with sickle cell disease may soon come from gene editing to fix the mutation that causes the…
Most precise measurements of sickle cell disease building blocks could lead to new treatments

April 2, 2019

In a breakthrough study of sickle cell disease, biomedical engineers in the University of Minnesota College of Science…
How sickled red blood cells stick to blood vessels

September 4, 2018

One of the most common complications of sickle-cell disease occurs when deformed red blood cells clump together, blocking…
Toward a Cure for Sickle Cell: How Doctors Are Fighting a Crippling Disease

June 26, 2018

Each year, 300,000 infants worldwide are born with a genetic disease that warps the shape of their red…
Computer models provide new understanding of sickle cell disease

July 31, 2017

Computer models developed by Brown University mathematicians show new details of what happens inside a red blood cell…
Closer to the Bedside: Developing Cure for Sickle cell disease

September 8, 2016

A precision-engineered gene therapy virus, inserted into blood stem cells that are then transplanted, markedly reduced sickle-induced red-cell…
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…
Discovery could help treatments for sickle cell disease

August 8, 2016

Research team establishes biomarkers for the inherited blood disorder An interdisciplinary, international group of researchers has found new…
Persistence wins out with discovery that could lead to cure for common blood diseases

January 15, 2016

An international research team that includes UNSW scientists has discovered an important new genetic target for the development…
New age of genome editing could lead to cure for sickle cell anaemia

May 15, 2015

Professor Merlin Crossley and his team have shown that changing just a single letter of the DNA of…
Researchers engineer custom blood cells

March 10, 2015

Step toward new treatment for patients with sickle cell disease Researchers at Johns Hopkins have successfully corrected a…
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