Latest sickle cell anemia Stories

2014-07-21 23:08:01

Computer Systems Institute (CSI) in Gurnee will host a Marrow Donor Registry Drive to find potential donor matches for seven-year old Nyiah and others who live with diseases such as leukemia and sickle cell anemia. CSI students and other Gurnee residents are encouraged to register and find out whether they can make a life-saving match for one of the thousands of people currently waiting for bone marrow transplants. Gurnee, IL (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Computer Systems Institute (CSI) will...

2013-12-03 23:02:12

Malikah Amoh puts families first, founds "Timmy's Heart," a foundation for Sickle Cell awareness. Malikah Amoh and "Timmy's Heart" to hold holiday toy drive to raise awareness about Sickle Cell Anemia. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Budding entrepreneur Malikah Amoh founded The Timmy's Heart Foundation for Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness The Timmy's Heart Foundation's mission is to educate people about sickle cell anemia and raise awareness of...

2012-03-28 17:19:12

Researchers say their method, tested in human cells, may offer the first viable approach to gene transfer in sickle cell anemia A team of researchers led by scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College has designed what appears to be a powerful gene therapy strategy that can treat both beta-thalassemia disease and sickle cell anemia. They have also developed a test to predict patient response before treatment. This study's findings, published in PLoS ONE, represents a new approach to...

2012-02-02 23:01:32

The disparity in stroke-related deaths among black and white children dramatically narrowed after prevention strategies changed to include ultrasound screening and chronic blood transfusions for children with sickle cell anemia, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2012. Before stroke prevention efforts changed in 1998, black children were 74 percent more likely to die from ischemic strokes than white children. This gap is in...

2011-12-12 16:11:38

Young infants and toddlers with sickle cell anemia who received the drug hydroxyurea were no more likely to have cellular genetic damage than those who received a placebo or inactive medicine, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., yesterday at the American Society of Hematology's annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. These findings provide further evidence of the safety of hydroxyurea for children with sickle...

2011-12-12 15:41:19

Research assessing the safety and efficacy of hydroxyurea therapy in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and the use of pre-operative transfusions for patients with SCD who undergo low- and moderate-risk elective surgery will be presented today at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. An estimated 90,000 to 100,000 Americans are affected each year by SCD, a serious disorder that causes normal red blood cells to become rigid and form in a crescent...

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  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'