DISCLAIMERThe information and materials accessed through or made available for use on any of our Sites, including, any information about diseases, conditions, treatments, or medicines, are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and your participation on our Sites does not create a healthcare professional-patient relationship. You should consult a doctor or other qualified health care professional regarding any questions you have about your health or before making any decisions related to your health or wellness. Call your doctor or 911 immediately if you think you may have a medical emergency.
compose your message
email sent successfully
Trusted Resources: News & Events
Latest announcements and gatherings
Computer models provide new understanding of sickle cell disease
Computer models developed by Brown University mathematicians show new details of what happens inside a red blood cell affected by sickle cell disease. The researchers said they hope their models, described in an article in the Biophysical Journal, will help in assessing drug strategies to combat the genetic blood disorder, which affects millions of people worldwide.
The model uses detailed biomechanical data on how sickle hemoglobin molecules behave and bind with each other to simulate the assembly of a polymer fiber. Prior to this work, the problem had been that as the fiber grows, so does the amount of data the model must crunch. Modeling an entire polymer fiber at cellular scale using the details of each molecule was simply too computationally expensive.
news & eventsSmall chips, big impact: MSU researcher studies cardiovascular, sickle cell diseaseA Mississippi State University researche...
education & researchAssociation of circulating transcriptomic profiles with mortality in sickle cell diseaseSickle cell disease (SCD) complications ...
education & researchRole of innate immunity-triggered pathways in the pathogenesis of Sickle Cell Disease: a meta-analysis of gene expre...Despite the detailed characterization of...
people & placesMarina Jerebtsova, PhDDr Marina Jerebtsova is an assistant pro...
news & eventsUniversity researchers develop more complete model of sickle cellUniversity researchers have developed co...
news & eventsResearchers ID key drivers of heart complications in sickle cell anemiaStudy opens path to earlier diagnosis, t...
news & eventsChip-based Models Mimic Organs to Advance Understanding of Sickle Cell DiseaseResearchers at Mississippi State Univers...
send a message
Don’t forget to join the oneSCDvoice community!
The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.
Support for this site is provided by
This platform is made possible through a partnership with the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA) and its member organizations. SCDAA's mission is to advocate for people affected by sickle cell conditions and empower community-based organizations to maximize quality of life and raise public consciousness while advancing the search for a universal cure.