Tag: "sickle" at biology news
Teamwork between 2 key proteins necessary for normal development and regulation of red blood cells
... which play a role in genetic blood disorders like sickle
cell anemia and beta-thalassemia, have identified ...archers to future gene therapies for patients with sickle
cell anemia and beta-thalassemia. In an article pre-published online Aug. 3 as a First Edition Pa...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 30, 2007
... Sleeping Beauty "jumping gene" shows promise for sickle
cell gene therapy A new explosive proves unusu... Sleeping Beauty "jumping gene" shows promise for sickle
cell gene therapy Biochemistry The Sleeping Beauty tranposon (SB-Tn) system, a gene therapy tec...
Highlighted sessions of ASBMB's 2007 Annual Meeting
...load resulting from repeated blood transfusions in sickle
cell anemia and how to best monitor and treat this complication. Topic: Enzyme Dynamics Session: The Role of Dynamics in Enzyme Catalysis Time/Location: 11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m., Room 207B Title: "Single Molecule Studies of Enzyme Dynamics an...
Burroughs Wellcome fund awards $8.25 million in grants to physician-scientists
...riene receptor inhibitors: a target for decreasing sickle
cell disease-related morbidity Michael S. Diamond, M.D., Ph.D. Washington University Epitope-based immunogens and diagnostics for dengue virus Anna Huttenlocher, M.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison Diagnosis and treatment of autoinflammator...
NIST 'micro-rack' measures cell mechanical properties
... such as growth and division, and diseases such as sickle
cell anemia and asthma. The prototype device, described in a new paper,* is believed to be the only technique for studying bulk mechanical properties of a single, whole cell while it is spreading out and sticking to a substrate as it would in the b...
Experimental Biology 2007: Today's Research, Tomorrow's Health, April 28-May 2
...on includes talks on hepatitis C, tuberculosis and sickle
cell anemia in minority populations. The American Society for Nutrition, Inc. presents the latest findings on topics such as breast feeding and atopic disease (hereditary predisposition toward hypersensitivity reactions such as hay fever, asthma o...
Individuals with genetic conditions twice as likely to report health insurance denial
...al conditions. Respondents (or their children) had sickle
cell disease, cystic fibrosis, breast cancer, colo...etic disorders as having either cystic fibrosis or sickle
cell disease. Individuals classified in the study as having other chronic illnesses were persons wit...
Genetic variation may reduce Alzheimer's risk
...e such drug, hydroxyurea, already is used to treat sickle
cells patients because fetal hemoglobin will not sickle....
Scientific meeting on pulmonary hypertension, December 7-8
...e pulmonary disease), obstructive sleep apnea, and sickle
cell disease, has widened. Nonetheless, because th...earchers and clinicians on conditions such as HIV, sickle
cell disease, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, respiratory disorders including COPD, l...
UVa finds 'Alzheimer's gene' protects children from severe diarrhea
...his phenomenon, called a balanced polymorphism, is sickle
cell anemia, a genetic disease in which a double "dose" of the sickle
cell gene causes red blood cells to form odd shapes and results in pain and anemia. A single "dose" ...
Jumping gene could provide non-viral alternative for gene therapy
...recting single gene disorders, such as hemophilia, sickle
cell disease and muscular dystrophy. ...
UC Davis study finds distinct genetic profiles
...e SNPs cause disease, like the one responsible for sickle
cell anemia. Other SNPs are normal variations in the genome. People who share ancestry will have many SNPs in common. Seldin and his group set out to discover which SNPs among Europeans could account for shared common ancestry. "We saw a clustering ...
Study shows prenatal diagnostic tests have low risk of miscarriage
...es such as cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs disease, and sickle
cell disease. CVS can be performed at an earlier gestation period (10-12 weeks) than amniocentesis (16-20 weeks), and therefore is preferred by some patients because of earlier detection of possible abnormalities, according to Norton. The study...
HO-1 in sickle cell disease: friend or foe?
...nesota -- Researchers have unexpectedly shown that sickle
cell-associated kidney injury may be reduced by in...effects of tin protoporphyrin in a murine model of sickle
cell disease," appears in the July issue of The American Journal of Pathology. Sickle cell diseas...
Scientists discover that widely available drug also helps fight kidney disease
...scular dystrophy, hemophilia, Down's syndrome, and sickle
cell anemia combined. The disease is characterized by the proliferation of cysts that eventually debilitate the kidney, causing kidney failure in half of all patients by the time they reach age 50. Currently no treatment exists to prevent or slow cys...
JCI table of contents, February 16, 2006
...ential tool in the fight to reduce the symptoms of sickle
cell disease Vaso-occlusion is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in sickle
cell disease (SCD), and occurs when the blood protein hemoglobin S (HbS) forms polymeric fibers caus...
Scientists find genetic pathway that could lead to drugs for kidney disease
...scular dystrophy, hemophilia, Down's syndrome, and sickle
cell anemia combined. The disease is characterized by the proliferation of cysts that eventually debilitate the kidney, causing kidney failure in half of all patients by the time they reach age 50. Currently no treatment exists to prevent or slow cy...
Birth defects: 8 million annually worldwide
...s some protection against malaria -- specifically, sickle
cell, thalassemia, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydro... births); the hemoglobin disorders thalassemia and sickle
cell disease (307,897 births); Down syndrome (217,293 births); and G6PD deficiency (177,032 births)....
Sickle cell disease corrected in human models using stem cell-based gene therapy
...herapy and RNA interference to genetically reverse sickle
cell disease (SCD) in human cells. This research i... production of the abnormal hemoglobin that causes sickle
cell disease, a viral vector was introduced in cell cultures of patients who have the disease. The v...
JCI table of contents: December 2005
...ulation, which may contribute to disorders such as sickle
cell disease, malaria, anemias, and cardiopulmonary bypass. TITLE: Hemolysis-associated endothelial dysfunction mediated by accelerated NO inactivation by decompartmentalized oxyhemoglobin AUTHOR CONTACT: Mark Gladwin National Heart, Lung, Bloo...
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