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2011-09-22 11:08:42

More public awareness and education about sickle cell disease, an inherited disease that affects the blood system, is critically important, said a renowned hematologist from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Russell E. Ware, professor of pediatrics at BCM, director of the Texas Children's Center for Global Health and director of the Texas Children's Hematology Center, offered information on the disease, what causes it, how it is treated and living with sickle...

2011-09-22 11:06:23

A recently announced sickle cell disease program in Luanda, Angola, is making progress in its objective to establish the Central African nation's first comprehensive initiatives to fight the disease. The program, established as a public-private partnership between Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, The Republic of Angola and the Chevron Corporation, which has committed $4 million in funding over four years, has begun the pilot phase to assess the frequency of disease in...

2011-09-22 11:04:30

As researchers continue to study the use of hydroxyurea as a treatment for sickle cell disease, there is more evidence to validate that it is safe and effective for children with the disease, said an expert pediatric hematologist from Baylor College of Medicine. "We've known about this treatment since the 1960s," said Dr. Russell E. Ware, professor of pediatrics at BCM, director of the Texas Children's Center for Global Health and director of the Texas Children's Hematology Center. "It was...

2011-03-31 01:22:18

Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine today announced the creation of the Texas Children's Center for Global Health and the appointment of renowned physician-scientist Dr. Russell E. Ware as director. Focusing primarily on medically underserved populations, Texas Children's Center for Global Health will address major causes of child morbidity and mortality globally. It will also provide screening, treatment and education to positively impact critical global health issues...

2005-09-01 23:40:00

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will lead a national Phase III clinical trial to investigate whether a new combination treatment can prevent a secondary stroke in children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) and eliminate the need for nightly injections with a drug that reduces iron overload in these patients. The five-year study, called Stroke With Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea (SWiTCH), is supported by a grant of more than $18 million from the National Institutes of Health (National...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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