#311 Curing Sickle Cell – John Tisdale, MD

Jan 9, 2019 | Art of Living

Welcome to the Not Old Better Show, I’m your host Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode number 311. Today’s show is brought to you by Blinkist.

As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Art of Living, Inside Science series, our guest today from the Pulse of Modern Medicine program is John Tisdale, MD. Dr. John Tisdale is Chief, Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, on the 27 institutes within the National Institutes of Health.

Dr John Tisdale will be the featured expert, presenting as part of the Pulse of Modern Medicine, January 15, 2019, on the subject of sickle cell disease, which affects 100,000 Americans, and millions around the world. Sickle cell is an inherited disease which affects the hemoglobin in red blood cells that carry oxygen and results in sever pain and early mortality. Dr. John Tisdale will discuss with us today a new curative therapy for sickle cell and the work NIH is doing to cure this disease.

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