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Lab-produced blood cells set for human trials in landmark project involving Cambridge scientists

CambridgeNews  |  Posted: June 25, 2015 By Freya Leng NHSBT Blood Van Cambridge scientists are involved in a landmark project that will see red blood cells produced in the laboratory transfused into humans by 2017, NHS Blood and Transplant has announced. The in-man clinical trials of manufactured blood form a key part of the blood and

Successful Outcome Brings Early End To TWITCH Sickle Cell Anemia Clinical Trial

BioNews Texas, by Charles Moore ~ December 1, 2014 Sickle cell anemia is the most common form of sickle cell disease among a group of inherited red blood cell disorders and the most common genetic disease in the U.S., afflicting an estimated 70,000-80,000 Americans according to the William E. Proudford Sickle Cell Fund Inc. Normal

Monthly transfusions reduce strokes in children with sickle cell anemia

Washington University in St. Louis, by Michael C. Purdy ~ August 20, 2014 Monthly blood transfusions reduce the risk of stroke in young patients with sickle cell anemia, scientists report Aug. 20 in The New England Journal of Medicine. An estimated 1 in 3 children with sickle cell anemia experiences silent strokes — loss of

Sickle cell drug begins Phase 2 trials

U~T San Diego, by Bradley J. Fikes ~ June 16, 2013 A new approach to reducing sickle cell anemia's painful attacks has entered Phase II clinical trials. The drug, Lexiscan, is already approved for diagnosing heart disease. Scientists led by Joel Linden, a researcher at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, discovered that

UAB researcher Townes receives Hudson Alph prize

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 By: Lee Roop Dr. Tim Townes of the University of Alabama in Birmingham has been awarded the $20,000 HudsonAlpha Prize for his work on sickle cell and related blood disorders. HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Dr. Tim Townes of the University of Alabama in Birmingham has been awarded the $20,000 HudsonAlpha Prize for