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  • n  an edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade and a short handle

  • Although discarded many years ago in the West, sickle is still the preferred tool for cutting crops in many parts of Asia today.
  • As the sun set over the communist empire, the hammer and sickle flag that had flown over the Parliament for decades came down without much fanfare.
  • About one out of twelve black Americans carries a single gene for sickle-cell anemia.
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  • Sickle cell drug begins Phase 2 trials
    A new sickle-cell anemia therapy using a heart drug enters Phase II trials.
    June 17, 2013 - U-T San Diego
  • Phil's not an 'idiot' this week, and more random thoughts from Merion
    Watching Tiger makes Gary Van Sickle's wrist hurt, plus random thoughts on Phil, Rory, Mike Davis, and a new nickname for Merion's final three holes.
    June 15, 2013 - Golf Magazine
  • New Sickle Cell Anemia Therapy Advances to Phase II Clinical Trials
    Seeking to improve the lives of sickle cell anemia sufferers around the world, researchers from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, the Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center in Boston and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and others are preparing to launch Phase II of a clinical trial to investigate a potential new therapy for reducing the disorder's severest ...
    June 12, 2013 - Newswise

  • Paul Sereno in MercoPress
    This was a monster raptor that makes the Velociraptor look like kid's play,said Sereno, also a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. "At five meters long with a sickle-shaped claw, it was an amazing predator." "Normally you'd...
  • Santonio Holmes in Los Angeles Times
    I'm so happy that I was able to help the Sickle Cell Disease Assn. of America, going on television and radio to talk about the devastating effects of the disease and raising such a fantastic sum of money to help other families,Holmes said in...
  • Patti LaBelle in
    Giving blood is an easy way to help someone in need and feel good about doing it,said Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet Member Patti Labelle. "With so many people in our community suffering from sickle cell anemia, it's also the right...

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