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Sickle Cell Anemia Is On The Rise Worldwide

Sickle cell anemia may not be as well-known as, say, malaria, tuberculosis or AIDS. But every year, hundreds of thousands of babies around the world are born with this inherited blood disorder. And the numbers are expected to climb.<p>The number of sickle cell anemia cases is expected to increase …

Genetic Disorders: All About Sickle Cell Anemia

Worried that your unborn child might have sickle cell anemia? Here's what you need to know.<p>Q. What is sickle cell anemia?<p>Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disorder that causes the body to produce abnormal rigid and "C"-shaped red blood cells that can slow down or stop blood flow and lead to pain, …

Intestinal Stem Cells: The Key To Making Cancer Treatment Less Deadly?

If new research tested in mice pans out for humans, there may soon be a way to keep radiation and chemotherapy from killing a cancer patient before they can kill the tumor -- and the key lies in the gut.<p>Researchers from the University of Michigan found a way to boost stem cells in the intestines by …

2013: Year of the Stem Cell

<i>Researchers have already safely injected stem cells into patients with neurodegenerative diseases and spinal cord injuries -- and they've seen the potential to vastly improve lives.</i><p>Knut Olstad in August 2011, 20 minutes before the accident that left him paralyzed below the waist<p>Marcus Hilton has …

Sickle Cell Disease

Wednesday 19 June 2013 marks the 5th annual World Sickle Cell Day, created to raise global awareness of sickle cell disease and its serious impact on …

Adult stem cells help build human blood vessels in engineered tissues

Researchers have identified a protein expressed by human bone marrow stem cells that guides and stimulates the formation of blood vessels. Their …

A Human Stem Cell Has Been Cloned For the First Time

Almost two decades ago, scientists succeeded in cloning Dolly the sheep. Now, the same process has been allowed scientists to clone embryonic stem …

Genetics