Day: April 5, 2018

Announced today the initiation of another research.

She didn’t find clumps in samples from patients without sickle cell disease. Brittain said other experts may have disrupted the aggregates because bloodstream collection tubes usually contain an anticoagulant that ties up calcium, which is important in cell adhesion often. She saw the aggregates only once she used an anticoagulant that doesn’t remove calcium. Brittain and her colleagues plan further study of the phenomenon, like the conditions that may determine the amount of aggregates in the bloodstream, and whether they are affected by the drug hydroxurea, which is used to take care of sickle cell disease commonly. Read More