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Improving Life for Kids With Sickle Cell Anemia

Watertown, MA, February 2, 2016 – New England Research Institutes (NERI) has been awarded a federal research contract from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to complete a study with promising treatment for sickle cell anemia in children that will address gaps in the best possible care. The contract is co-funded by NHLBI and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) for $3.6 million over two years. With more than 30-years of experience in sickle cell disease, NERI was sought after because of its expertise in conducting research with rare diseases, pediatric clinical trials, and, specifically, with pediatric patients suffering from sickle cell disease.

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