U-M research discovery could help sickle cell patients
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U-M researchers found that an antidepressant has the potential to lessen the effects of the blood disorder on patients, the Detroit News reported.
Sickle cell anemia is a hereditary disease. The red blood cells contort into shapes like crescents or sickles, affecting their ability to carry oxygen to body tissues from the lungs -- which has serious implications over time.
A clinical trial will soon launch at Wayne State University with the use of the antidepressant.