sickle cell disease
How COVID-19 pandemic undermines fight against other diseases
When Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, on Saturday, April 11, 2020, took to her verified Twitter handle- @RealOmosexy to lament the death of a dear cousin
Sickle Cell theme movie, Strain to be released soon
Train, a feature film about a family that suddenly discovers that their young son has the sickle cell disease, will be released later in the year as production is at finishing stage.
World Sickle Cell Day 2019: What you should know
World Sickle Cell Day is a United Nation’s recognised day to raise awareness of sickle cell disease. It was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 22nd December 2008 with a resolution that recognises sickle cell disease as one of the world’s foremost genetic diseases. The resolution calls for members to raise awareness of…
Hope for patients with sickle cell disease
*New genetic weapons fix mutations that causes ailment, boost protective foetal haemoglobin Help for patients with sickle cell disease may soon come from gene editing to fix the mutation that causes the disease and boost the patient’s own protective foetal haemoglobin.New research shows that using CRISPR-Cas9 (gene editing) and a corrective short Deoxy ribonucleic Acid…
The need for demystification of cultural views of Sickle Cell Disease saga
What is Sickle Cell Disease? Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a severe hereditary form of anemia in which a mutated form of hemoglobin distorts the red blood cells into a crescent shape at low oxygen levels. It is most common among those of African descent. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited form of anemia —…
Why 50 percent of sickle cell babies die before five
Professor of Pediatrics at Abia State University, Uturu, Nnamdi Benson Onyire said that about 500,000 children are born yearly globally with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) with 50 per cent of them dying before age five.