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University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by fearlesschicken: 3:50pm On Oct 29, 2015
The University of Ibadan (UI), in partnership with two American universities, on Wednesday, announced the discovery of a permanent cure for the sickle cell disease.

The cure which was described as less risky and with a potential to help over 5 million Africans living with the disease, was the outcome of a research carried out by UI in alliance with medical experts at the University of Illinois and the University of Loyola, both in Chicago.

Nigeria and other African countries can now heave a sigh of relief as the University of Ibadan in partnership with the University of Illinois, Chicago, USA and University of Loyola, Chicago have discovered a permanent cure for the terminal disease.
The cure of the deadly disease, according to the Professor of Medicine, Victor Gordeuk, who is the Director, Sickle Cell Centre, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA and his colleagues, Prof. Damiano Rondelli, also from the same university and Prof. Bamidele Tayo, University of Loyola, Chicago this new treatment is done through bone marrow transplant and that it is less risky.
This was revealed yesterday at the University College Hospital, Ibadan after a three-day brainstorming session with other experts in the teaching hospital.
Unlike the other conventional method of stem cell transplant which exposes patients to radiation which could cause cancer, first blood and marrow stem cell transplant, BMT, is much more effective.

The experts who were flanked by the Chief Medical Director, UCH, Prof. Temitope Alonge, Dr. Titilola Akingbola, an haematologist and Dr. Foluke Fasola, said this stem cell transplant is a standard procedure for the treatment of many blood cancers in both adult and children.

He said: “With this chemotherapy-free transplant, we are curing adults with sickle cell disease, and we see that their quality of life improves fast within just one month of the transplant.

“About 90 per cent of the approximately 450 patients who have received stem cell transplants for sickle cell disease have been children. Chemotherapy has been considered too risky for adult patients, who are often more weakened than children by the disease.

“Adults with sickle cell disease can now be cured without chemotherapy — the main barrier that has stood in the way for them for so long. Our data provide more support that this therapy is safe and effective and prevents patients from living shortened lives, condemned to pain and progressive complications.”

“In the new procedure, patients receive immuno-suppressive drugs just before the transplant, along with a very low dose of total body irradiation, a treatment much less harsh and with fewer potentially serious side effects than chemotherapy.”

“ Donor cells from a healthy and tissue-matched sibling are transfused into the patient. Stem cells from the donor produce healthy new blood cells in the patient, eventually in sufficient quantity to eliminate symptoms. In many cases, sickle cells can no longer be detected. Patients must continue to take immunosuppressant drugs for at least a year.

The CMD, Prof. Alonge who called for support from government, philanthropists, donour agencies and corporate bodies like banks and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for provision of equipment and completion of the sickle cell centre, described sickle cell as a disease of bone crisis which the patient suffers from head to toe.

He added that Sickle Cell Disease is a genetic disorder due to the presence of an abnormal form of haemoglobin in the red blood cells, called haemoglobin S (Hb S) instead of haemoglobin A (Hb A). Haemoglobin in the red blood cell is responsible for the transportation of oxygen in the body.


Source:http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/10/uch-usa-varsities-discover-cure-for-sickle-cell-anaemia/

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Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by fearlesschicken: 3:52pm On Oct 29, 2015
Mods!!! Front page pls!

Cc: seun, ishilove, lalasticlala,dominique
This is important!

Thanks so much mods! smiley

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Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by amiskurie(m): 3:54pm On Oct 29, 2015
This claims will be rubbished soon.





Those mofos never want any good come out of Africa

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Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by Nobody: 4:08pm On Oct 29, 2015
Sbann...
Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by dayjee: 4:11pm On Oct 29, 2015
Now that's what i call breakthrough.........

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Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by damton(m): 4:12pm On Oct 29, 2015
Huge discovery by our ivory towers.

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Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by PublicAssurance: 4:13pm On Oct 29, 2015
[size=18pt]If this story is true, then Great job to the great U of Ibadan!!!![/size]

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Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by Berrylite: 4:13pm On Oct 29, 2015
Am glad this info is coming from UI, the seminar I attended about introducing herbal medicine into the medical curriculum will be the next. Am miles ahead of this because I have got a cure for diabetes too.
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Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by stjsd(m): 4:13pm On Oct 29, 2015
good news
Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by Westadon(m): 4:13pm On Oct 29, 2015
Good one

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Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by Precious91(m): 4:13pm On Oct 29, 2015
Good one
Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by jamesbridget13(f): 4:13pm On Oct 29, 2015
Good one o
Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by tupacshakur(m): 4:14pm On Oct 29, 2015
smiley
Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by kjaaja(m): 4:14pm On Oct 29, 2015
and whats d cure
Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by Spidermon: 4:14pm On Oct 29, 2015
This procedure theoretically had always been on the table.

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Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by ebukaOtika(m): 4:14pm On Oct 29, 2015
The American Unis should come first Abeg ,,,,Nigerian Unis are known for V.C's list,, Cleaner's lists etc

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Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by francababy(f): 4:15pm On Oct 29, 2015
wow
Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by Rumpelstiltskin(m): 4:15pm On Oct 29, 2015
Wow!!!!!

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Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by demarc001: 4:15pm On Oct 29, 2015
Wow!

Ogbanje/Emere how market?

Does this mean population in the marine kingdom will reduce? Its not fair oo!
I bet mamy water no go like dis news!
Dats the african spirit!
Lol!

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Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by BarexB: 4:16pm On Oct 29, 2015
I pray this is true

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Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by Rumpelstiltskin(m): 4:16pm On Oct 29, 2015
ademusiwa3:
angry
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By the power vested on me, as Emperor of the country of the kingdom of western Nigeria. I hereby confirm Adeyeye ogunwusi as ooni of ife. And Ikenwole Emiko as olu of warri, without prejudice of the fact.

God Bless you.

Signed

Emperor of the country of the kingdom of Western Nigeria[/size]


Which of the mental facilities are you posting from really?

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Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by oathman(m): 4:17pm On Oct 29, 2015
good news
Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by NJPot(m): 4:17pm On Oct 29, 2015
Nigeria has poorly equipped Universities but yet the Universities discover things which shock the world. Bravo to great Nigerian scientists which I am one of them. Meanwhile read how my costly and newly bought trousers disgraced me in UNIZIK

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Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by Nobody: 4:17pm On Oct 29, 2015
Good news....everyday
Sai baba.........but I don't believe.
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Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by slightlyMad(f): 4:18pm On Oct 29, 2015
this is a great development

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Re: University Of Ibadan Discovers Cure For Sickle Cell by GoldenJAT(m): 4:18pm On Oct 29, 2015
If this story is true.. Then it's a step in d right direction

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