Sickle Cell Disease
How can stem cells help treat or cure sickle cell disease?
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is caused by a genetic mutation that causes the body to produce deformed red blood cells. Stem cell approaches involve taking blood-forming stem cells from the bone marrow—the body’s blood cell factory—then modifying them so that they do not have the mutation. These ...
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Sickle Cell Disease
Clinical Trials for Sickle Cell Disease
Thanks to funding from Proposition 71, California’s $3 billion investment in stem cell research, and the state funding entity it created, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), there are now 36 human clinical trials in various stages of progress, including a trial for sickle ...
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Sickle Cell Disease
Fighting Sickle Cell Disease is a Family Affair
“I am the fourth generation mother in my family to have a child with sickle cell disease.”
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