India, Japan plans combating sickle cell anaemia whcih prevalent in India’s tribal regions

India, Japan to combat sickle cell anaemia

10:45 AM, 1st September 2014
India, Japan plans  combating sickle cell anaemia whcih is prevalent in India’s tribal regions

KYOTO, JAPAN: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed cooperation with Japan to combat sickle cell anaemia that is prevalent in India’s tribal regions. The discussion was held between Modi and Shinya Yamanaka, Japan’s stem cell pioneer and 2012 Nobel Prize winner, Kyoto University.

“The prime minister expressed concern over the prevalence of sickle cell anaemia, especially among tribal communities across India,” a statement by the Indian government said.

Sickling decreases the cells’ flexibility and results in a risk of various life threatening complications. It mostly occurs in regions where malaria is rampant. Yamanaka said there were currently no Indian researchers at his institute, the Centre for iPS Cell Research and Application, and ‘he would like Indian scientists to conduct research at the institute.’

 

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