Iqra holds a MSc in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. She also holds a BSc in Life Sciences from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Currently, she is completing a PhD in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. Her research has ranged from across various disease areas including Alzheimer’s disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, bleeding disorders and rare pediatric brain tumors.
Acute chest syndrome, a serious complication of sickle cell disease that can accompany a vaso-occlusive crisis, is more likely in SCD patients who run high fevers, and have low blood oxygen ... Read more
Students with sickle cell disease (SCD) feel that educators and administrators at their schools lack knowledge about SCD management — an issue that could be addressed by developing a handbook ... Read more
A simple blood test and other measures could help halt the rise of sickle cell anemia in Africa and prevent fatal complications, especially among children, a World Heath Organization (WHO) ... Read more
Researchers have pinpointed a specific genetic profile that could help identify sickle cell disease (SCD) patients who are at risk for developing acute chest syndrome (ACS), a common and severe ... Read more
Researchers found that a new conditioning regimen for adult sickle cell disease (SCD) patients undergoing allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (allo-PSCT) shows remarkable success in preventing the immune system ... Read more
Two kinds of CRISPR gene editing therapies show promise as treatments for a number of blood diseases, including sickle cell anemia, Editas Medicine reports. Gene editing is one of a wave of ... Read more
Researchers found that treatment with hydroxyurea at currently approved doses for sickle cell anemia leads to a significant drop in total sperm count in men. The study, “Adverse effect of ... Read more