Eyeing faster path for sickle cell drug, Peninsula biotech plots expansion — for a higher price

Less than a year after moving into one of South San Francisco's new biotech real estate developments, Global Blood Therapeutics Inc. will be moving again, nearly tripling its space as it shifts operations just a few yards away. Like any biotech company looking to move digs in a tight real estate market, Global Blood will pay top dollar to do so. Even as real estate developers add millions of square feet in South San Francisco alone, it is being snatched up quickly by large pharmaceutical companies…
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Conclusion: This study showed a higher prevalence of infection and bone pain crisis among SCA patients with autosplenectomy than in SCA patients without autosplenectomy. It also showed comparable level of IFN-γ in the 2 groups of patients. Patients with autosplenectomy may benefit from early institution of drugs such as hydroxyurea to improve quality of life.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
This article reviews the literature regarding the impact of the disease on muscular tissue characteristics and function, as well as the corresponding implications for SCD patients’ quality of life.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: CLINICAL SCIENCES Source Type: research
Publication date: 15–21 December 2018Source: The Lancet, Volume 392, Issue 10164Author(s): Agostino Colli, Alessandra Berzuini, Daniele Prati
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
A Chinese scientist shocked the scientific community a couple of days ago with the announcement of having modified the very blueprint of life. If his claims are true, he tried to bestow two baby girls the ability to resist possible future infections with HIV. The outrage shows that humanity is not prepared to utilize the power of gene editing on embryos yet. We have no idea about the biological consequences, and we haven’t tackled the necessary legal and ethical issues. Genes to become toys of the “Gods”? Humanity has come a long way since Aldous Huxley pinned down how methods of genetic engineering, bio...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Bioethics Future of Medicine Genomics designer babies designer baby Gene gene editing genes Genome genome sequencing Health Healthcare healthcare system Innovation technology Source Type: blogs
AbstractBackgroundThere is little known regarding how familiar parents are with the newborn bloodspot screening (NBS) test or how well parents of a child with a screen-detected condition understand that condition initially.AimThe study aim was to examine parental NBS awareness and conditions screened.MethodsTwo studies were conducted: [1] Parents of children with cystic fibrosis (CF) detected via NBS and subsequently, diagnosed (n = 124) completed a telephone questionnaire regarding information they received at the time of NBS. [2] A cross-sectional study of women (n = 662 (58%) antenatal;n&thin...
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Lung volumes and forced expiratory flows were evaluated in 22 infants with sickle cell anemia and compared with a control group. Forced expiratory flows showed significantly lower values in the sickle cell group. The majority of infants had normal lung function, and obstruction was the most common pattern of abnormality.
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Clinical and laboratory observations Source Type: research
[VOA] Africans who have the blood disorder sickle cell anemia met this week in the northern Cameroon town of Garoua to step up an awareness campaign.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Conclusions: Children and adolescents with sickle cell anemia have socioeconomic limitations and worse nutritional conditions, when compared to reference populations. These limitations may lead to worse growth and greater occurrence of possible complications that can impair their quality of life.
Source: Revista Paulista de Pediatria - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Conclusion This understanding is important for health professionals to consider and respect the personalities, dignity and particularities of each family. It also gave visibility to care that has been significantly provided by man, thus supporting him in this process.
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
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