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Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited red blood cells disorders.
… Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. … Sickle cell disease is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States. Approximately 100,000 … from the lungs to other parts of the body. Red blood cells with normal hemoglobin (hemoglobin-A) are smooth and …
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Currently, there are different gene therapy approaches available through clinical trials.
… Hemoglobin types and sickle cell disease   Your red blood cells contain hemoglobin , a protein that carries oxygen. Red … develop into any type of blood cell in your body, such as white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Blood stem …
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A lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell that is part of the immune system.
… Lymphocyte … A lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell that is part of the immune system. … Lymphocytes, … immune system. There are two main types of lymphocytes: B cells and T cells. The B cells produce antibodies that are …
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A somatic cell is any cell of the body except sperm and egg cells.
… Somatic Cells … A somatic cell is any cell of the body except sperm and egg cells. … Cell, Chromosome, Diploid, Mutation, Germ Line … Somatic cells are the cells in the body other than sperm and egg …
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A cell cycle is a series of events that takes place in a cell as it grows and divides.
… mitosis, and completes its division. The resulting cells, known as daughter cells, each enter their own interphase and begin a new round …
News Release
NIH investigators have discovered that genomic switches of a blood cell are key to regulating the human immune system.
… of Health (NIH) have discovered the genomic switches of a blood cell are key to regulating the human immune system. The … occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks its own cells, causing inflammation. Different tissues are affected … investigators have discovered that genomic switches of a blood cell are key to regulating the human immune system. ​ … …
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The cell membrane, also called the plasma membrane, is found in all cells and separates the interior of the cell from the outside environment.
… membrane, also called the plasma membrane, is found in all cells and separates the interior of the cell from the outside … … Plasma Membrane, Proteins, Glycoproteins, Lipid Bilayer, Cells … The cell membrane, also called the plasma membrane, is found in all cells and separates the interior of the cell from the outside …
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A cell is the basic building block of living things.
… … A cell is the basic building block of living things. All cells can be sorted into one of two groups: eukaryotes and … not. Plants and animals are made of numerous eukaryotic cells, while many microbes, such as bacteria, consist of single cells. An adult human body is estimated to contain between 10 …
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Dr. Pamela Schwartzberg is a adjunct investigator in NHGRI's Genetic Disease Research Branch.
… antigen receptors: surface immunoglobulins (Ig) on B cells, and T cell receptors (TCR) on T cells. Together with … Genetic Disease Research Branch. … Pamela Schwartzberg, white blood cells, immune system, infection, immunization … Dr. …
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A stem cell is a cell with the potential to form many of the different cell types found in the body.
… of the different cell types found in the body. When stem cells divide, they can form more stem cells or other cells that perform specialized functions. Embryonic stem …