Monthly Archives: March 2017

3rd Global congress on sickle cell disease

The Global SCD network held the 3rd Global congress on sickle cell disease, in the city of Bhubaneswar, India from 21 to 24 February 1917, in collaboration with Odisha Hematology and the Regional Medical Research Centre. SCD is a major health problem in India with carrier state ranging from 10-40% in certain tribal populations. In […]

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SICKLE CELL DISEASE : Success of gene therapy in the first patient treated

In October 2014, for the first time in history, a patient with sickle-cell anemia, a 13-year-old adolescent, received gene therapy to treat this serious form of genetic anemia. Results published Wednesday, March 2 in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) by the team of Professor Marina Cavazzana of the Institute of Imagine Genetic Diseases, […]

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