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I’ve known a few people over the years who have battled life with Sickle cell.  TBoz of TLC fame might be the most famous person to come forth with this condition.  Finally, there is some possible good new for those who continue to fight for their lives.

An antidepressant drug used since the 1960s may hold promise for treating sickle cell disease, say researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School.

Their study, which includes more than 30 years of research, found that the antidepressant tranylcypromine, or TCP, may essentially reverse the effects of the disorder.

An estimated 2.5 million Americans — including one in every 12 African Americans and one in every 100 Latinos — carry one copy of the sickle cell gene.

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