A teenage boy's sickle cell disease was reversed after gene altering therapy. While still not considered a cure, scientists are optimistic about the new therapy's merits in the search for a cure.
Medicine March 2, 2017
Carriers of a single copy of the sickle cell gene variant do not have increased risk for early death. Sickle cell trait, however, is linked with exertional rhabdomyolysis, or muscle breakdown caused by intense exercise.
Public Health August 3, 2016
UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends a new treatment for sickle cell disease. The said therapy is faster and requires less frequent sessions, which is beneficial for patients and the National Health Service as well.
Life March 2, 2016
The experimental treatment, which involves using stem cells from a patient's sibling, allows individuals with sickle cell disease to stop taking immunosuppressants that could weaken the immune system and cause other unwanted side effects.
Life July 2, 2014