Financial Aid for Minority Students: Resource List from OnlineSchools.org - In recent years, a nationwide emphasis on the importance of diversity (particularly on college campuses) has generated many scholarships and grants for students who belong to underrepresented minority groups. OnlineSchools.org's comprehensive scholarship list includes financial aid opportunities exclusively reserved for African-Americans, Hispanics, women, and other specific minority groups, as well as more generalized awards that are made available to applicants belonging to any underrepresented demographic. Read more...
Sickle Cell Disease – A Lethal Advantage: Video Series from the Open University - The History of the Sickle-Shaped Cell – Sickle Cell Disease: A Lethal Advantage (1/5) This is the first part of a video series from Open University. This video tracks the history of sickle cell beginning with the very first diagnosis. Sickle Cell and the Gene – Sickle Cell Disease: A Lethal Advantage (2/5) The second part [...]
Sickle Cell Disease Animation Video from A São José do Rio Preto’s Science and Technology Academy - This video was created by the São José do Rio Preto's Science and Technology Academy in Brazil. It takes a closer look at what happens inside the red blood cells in sickle cell patients.
How Sickle Cell Protects Against Malaria - A new article is likely to help solve one of the long-standing mysteries of biomedicine. In a study that challenges currently held views, researchers unravel the molecular mechanism whereby sickle cell hemoglobin confers a survival advantage against malaria, the disease caused by Plasmodium infection. These findings open the way to new therapeutic interventions against malaria, a disease that continues to inflict tremendous medical, social and economic burdens to a large proportion of the human population. Read more at Science Daily
Sickle Cell Information for Teachers, Students, and Employers - Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited chronic illness which results in anemia (low blood counts) episodes of pain and increased susceptibility to infections. Any complication, if severe or untreated can be life threatening. Immediate treatment at a hospital or sickle cell center is required under these circumstances. Classroom and workplace guides Sickle cell patients may [...]
About Sickle Cell Disease - A list of frequently asked questions concerning basic information about sickle cell disease. Includes a printable fact sheet.
Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) and Athletics - Exercise and athletic activity are important parts of a healthy life style. Sickle cell trait should not stop anyone from participating fully in athletics. This page provides resources and information about athletic activity for those with sickle cell.
FAQ – Teachers and Students - A list of frequently asked questions relevant to teachers and students.
Web Links for Teachers and Students - A list of useful websites for teaching and learning, including kid-friendly sites.