Thursday, July 21, 2011

A cure for Sickle cell anemia

According to NIH News,
A modified blood adult stem-cell transplant regimen has effectively reversed sickle cell disease in 9 of 10 adults who had been severely affected by the disease, according to results of a National Institutes of Health study in the Dec. 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
A cure for Sickle cell anemia?!  This is huge and exciting! But the news is a year and a half old. Why am I just hearing about it today? I would have thought that this would be on every news outlet in the country.

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