Family Loses 3 Daughters From Sickle Cell In Nigeria. Can they save

Africa is the global epicenter of sickle cell disease, a genetic blood disease that, while relatively rare, is devastatingly familiar across the continent. In Nigeria, the study suggests sickle cell is the most common, rudely 150,000 children are born with this disease each year.. In contrast, in the United States, about 100,000 people, most of …

Losing Your Hair? You Can Blame the Massive Stem Cell Escape.

Every person, every mouse, every dog ​​has only one sign of aging: hair loss. But why is this happening? Rui Yi, a professor of pathology at Northwestern University, set out to answer the question. One generally accepted hypothesis about stem cells says that they regenerate tissues and organs, including hair, but will eventually run out …

Losing Your Hair? You Can Blame the Massive Stem Cell Escape.

Every person, every mouse, every dog ​​has only one sign of aging: hair loss. But why is this happening? Rui Yi, a professor of pathology at Northwestern University, set out to answer the question. One generally accepted hypothesis about stem cells says that they regenerate tissues and organs, including hair, but will eventually run out …

Pioneering Gene Therapy Saved Him From Sickle Cell. Is a Cure Within Your Hands?

In January, his doctor, Alexis Thompson, of Northwestern University, told him that he no longer had sickle cell disease. “It’s strange to think he has a future,” said Mr Hubbard. “I’m getting more serious about life,” she said. “I didn’t think I’d have a life.” Helen is also adjusting to life as a healthy person …

I’m Haunted by the Sickle Cell Sisters: Two Evolving. Two Pains.

Times Insider It explains who we are and what we do, and offers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. As a medical reporter, I regularly write about dreadful illnesses and treatments that can help some, if not most, patients. But the brutal injustice of inequalities in access to medical advances in sickle cell …

A ‘Quiet Zone’ Without Wi-Fi or Cell Phones Should Be Idyll. But

QUIET ZONESolving the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silenceby Stephen Kurczy A small town disconnected from modern technology finds the peace we all long for. That’s the word in the titleNo Cell Signal, No Wi-Fi, No Problems. Growing up in America’s ‘Quiet Zone’,” appeared in The New York Times in March of last year. …