Sickle cell disease: Studying arteries with Doppler ultrasound

Sickle-shaped red blood cells can cause obstruction of blood vessels.

Sickle cell disease is one of the most common genetic diseases worldwide. Occlusion of blood vessels triggers painful crises and leads to various clinical manifestations such as kidney failure, leg ulcers, bowel ischemia, portal hypertension and retinopathy. Many imaging methods allow to observe vaso-occlusion but are limited by cost and availability issues. Dr Oluwagbemiga Ayoola of Obafemi Awolowo University in […]

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Could stem cells offer a viable treatment for retinopathy?

BetaStem Therapeutics research outreach

Diabetes is a growing global epidemic, with over 400 million affected and cases expected to double in the next 10 years. Retinopathy, or damage to the blood vessels in the retina, occurs in most patients with type 1 diabetes and 75 per cent of patients with type 2 diabetes, leading to vision loss for many. BetaStem Therapeutics is a stem […]

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