Tag Archives: Sickle-cell disease

NIH Translational Research Partnership Yields Promising Therapy

A potential treatment for sickle cell disease has come through the “valley of death” of early stage development due to support from a collaborative partnership established by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The results of early clinical trials demonstrated sufficient effectiveness in addressing the underlying […]
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NHLBI Cans Sildenafil Study After Reports of Severe Pain

Image via Wikipedia The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) announced, on Tuesday, that it was ending a clinical study involving Pfizer’s Revatio (sildenafil), a hypertension treatment and the active ingredient in Viagra, due to safety concerns. According to a lengthy release from the Institute, researchers realized that the patients in the study for […]
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