Magdalena holds an MSc in Pharmaceutical Bioscience and an interdisciplinary PhD merging the fields of psychiatry, immunology and neuropharmacology. Her previous research focused on metabolic and immunologic changes in psychotic disorders. She is now focusing on science writing, allowing her to culture her passion for medical science and human health.
Researchers at Mississippi State University (MSU) are using tiny polymer chips to build models to help them better understand sickle cell disease. Research on the models, which can also be ... Read more
A 13-year-old boy with sickle cell disease has become the world’s first patient to be successfully treated with gene therapy. The unidentified teenager remains free from sickle crises and ... Read more
Intensifying treatment with hydroxyurea in young children with sickle cell anemia is safe and improves several disease parameters in the long run, researchers demonstrated in a clinical trial (NCT00305175) ... Read more
Researchers were able to mend the mutated gene that causes sickle cell disease, and successfully transfer the corrected stem cells into mice. Their work could have enormous implications for millions worldwide, ... Read more
In a discovery that appears to turn textbook knowledge on its head, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that damaged or old red blood cells — and ... Read more