sickle-cell disease

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sickle-cell disease a congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape
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Usage


In news:

Monica Mitchell uses creative research and community strategies to make sure youngsters with sickle cell disease receive the treatment they need to lead normal lives.
Those who have experienced other conditions known for their measure of pain, like cancer, childbirth, arthritis and surgery, almost always say none compares with the torment of sickle cell disease.
Remington College teamed up with America's Blood Centers and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America for the blood drive.
This is The Omega Mentoring Program, Inc and The Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of Buffalo's 1st Annual Walk for Sickle Cell Anemia .
Sivaprakash Ramalingam, a Johns Hopkins post-doctoral fellow, received a $200,000 grant from the Maryland Stem Cell Commission to continue his research on how to cure diseases such as sickle cell anemia through stem cell and gene therapy.
Many Sickle Cell Disease patients need frequent hospitalization or emergency care for pain, new study finds.
Twenty-year-old Marquita Gaines suffers from sickle cell disease.
Making Sickle Cell Disease a Manageable Illness.
Officials at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro say the school's top athletic trainer counseled coaches to save money by not testing for sickle cell trait days before a student died from the disease.
Seven hundred people in the Greater Cincinnati area are currently living with Sickle Cell disease.
The University of Missouri health system is opening a clinic for adults with sickle cell disease.
Steelers' Ryan Clark seeks sickle cell disease cure.
Red Cross to combat sickle-cell disease.
Sickle-cell disease affects one in every 500 African-American children born in the United States, and one in 12 African-Americans carries the sickle cell trait.
Talk with your doctor and family to find out your sickle cell disease status.
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In science:

Sickle cell disease causes the RBCs to be less deformable and more fragile .
Optical tweezer for probing erythrocyte membrane deformability
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