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MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A 7-year-old Chandler girl has a lofty goal and vision, not for herself, but for her friend. Kiana Banks, a first-grader at Chandler's Hull Elementary School, wants to raise $100,000 for her friend and classmate Amber Fernandez,...
Ieshea Thomas, who has suffered from sickle cell anemia nearly all of her life, recently received a life-changing gift from her sister: stem cells. Her sister Ivenus' donation of stem cells in November means Thomas' body is now able to produce normally...
Dr. Ernest McCulloch dies at 84; he and research partner were first to isolate and identify a stem cellDr. Ernest McCulloch, who with biophysicist James E. Till was the first to isolate and identify a stem cell, opening the door immediately to bone marrow transplants and eventually to what researchers believe will be a host of treatments for a broad...
Dr. Helen M. Ranney, a pioneering female physician who was among the first to explore the genetics of sickle cell disease and scored a number of firsts for women in her profession, including being the first to head a department of medicine at a U.S....
That day when Yvonne Lawrence glanced into the crib she immediately knew something was wrong. Babies aren't supposed to be blue. What she soon would learn at the hospital is that her 3-month-old son was cursed with sickle-cell anemia. The inherited...
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Soon, winter will make its unwelcome return and with it, difficult challenges when it comes to raising calves. After a reprieve last year from a couple of exceptionally harsh winters in a row, most people expect the cold and snow to return again with a...
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Each year, malaria kills more than 1 million people -- 90% of them in sub-Saharan Africa and 80% of them younger than 5 -- and makes 300 million people seriously ill. Major progress in controlling the disease has been made by the widespread adoption of...
Many patients taken to the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore cling to life, barely able to breathe, much less consent to participate in a medical trial, a reality that makes trauma research extremely difficult. With life-saving...
When the British author Chris Cleave published his debut novel, "Incendiary," he fell victim to perhaps the worst historical coincidence ever to afflict an author. The book, about a terrorist attack in a London sports stadium, was released on July 7,...
Times Staff WriterThe courier arrived just after midnight with a bag of blood collected from a fresh umbilical cord. Inside the laboratory at Family Cord Blood Services in Santa Monica, a worker siphoned off red cells, leaving a dilute mixture of stem cells — a...
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