Stem cell transplant may reverse sickle cell disease

‘Mini’ stem cell transplantation may reverse severe sickle cell disease – Results of a preliminary study by scientists at the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins show that “mini” stem cell transplantation may safely reverse severe sickle cell disease in adults.

Protecting healthy cells from radiation damage in cancer patients

Pitt/NIH team find way to protect healthy cells from radiation damage – Researchers have found a way to not only protect healthy tissue from the toxic effects of radiation treatment, but also increase tumor death. The findings appear today in Science Translational Medicine.

Bone marrow transplant can cure sickle cell disease

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Study Demonstrates Unique Form of Bone Marrow Transplant Can Cure Sickle Cell Disease – A unique approach to bone marrow transplantation pioneered in part by a Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC physician has proven to be the only safe and effective cure for sickle cell disease, according to a new study.

Sickle cell disease pain occurs daily

In adults with sickle cell disease, pain can occur daily and is much more severe than previously believed. – Sickle cell disease pain can occur daily, and is far more prevalent and severe than previous large studies have indicated. Patients are at home mostly struggling with their pain rather than coming into the hospital or emergency department.

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