July Research News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanguine is currently recruiting for 51 research studies. Check out the latest Sanguine studies here.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children: Now that many American adults have received both does of the COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna is in the process of creating a COVID-19 vaccine for children. The clinical trial for children between the ages of 6 and 11 will begin in August in Colorado.

 

Mucus Magic: If you’ve ever experienced the flu, you know what mucus is. Mucus actually serves many important functions in the human body by lining cells in the lung and gut and acting as a lubricant. Mucus is made up of proteins called Mucins. Scientists have found a way to manipulate mucins to potentially create treatments for viral and bacterial infections.

 

Gene Therapy and Dopamine: According to a new article in Science Magazine, gene therapy has the potential to help cure brain diseases. In one rare brain disease study, gene therapy in which children received missing enzymes through a harmless virus restored the children’s ability to generate missing dopamine.

 

Men vs Women Autoimmune Disease: Guillain-Barre, Ankylosing spondylitis, type I diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Hashimoto’s, and Sjogren’s are all autoimmune diseases. These autoimmune diseases seem to be more common in women than in men. Why is that? Researchers believe the difference may be attributed to hormones and the X chromosome.

 

Sickle Cell Disease Research News Updates 

Ferriprox for Sickle Cell Treatment: The FDA has expanded the use of the oral treatment of Ferriprox to treat tansfusion-induced iron overload in patients with sickle cell anemia.

 

Sickle Cell and COVID-19: According to a new research study, COVID-19 may affect individuals with sickle cell disease differently than others. Certain factors such as coexisting conditions and history of pain crises may increase the risk of severe COVID-19.

 

Sickle Cell Teens and Parents: Harvard Health has developed a resource to help teenagers with sickle cell disease and their parents. Learn how to initiate discussions and inform your child.

 

Lupus Research News Updates 

AVISE Lupus Test: Previously, physicians diagnosed lupus with the anti-dsDNA lab test. Now, physicians have been using the AVISE Lupus test. A new study shows the effectiveness of AVISE as a lupus diagnostic test.

 

By Neelem Sheikh