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Metastatic cancer cells implode on protein contact

By attaching a cancer-killer protein to white blood cells, Cornell biomedical engineers have demonstrated the annihilation of metastasizing cancer cells traveling throughout the bloodstream. The...

Flipping a gene switch reactivates fetal hemoglobin, may reverse sickle cell...

Hematology researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have manipulated key biological events in adult blood cells to produce a form of hemoglobin normally...

Chemist Discovers New Way to Stabilize Blood Protein

A UConn research team has found a way to stabilize hemoglobin, the oxygen carrier protein in the blood, a discovery that could lead to...

New method for diagnosing anaemia using microwaves could lead to new...

A rapid way of diagnosing anaemia using microwave technology has been developed by scientists. There are different types of anaemia, which causes lethargy, jaundice, tiredness...

Yin-yang effect of sodium and chloride presents salt conundrum

'Eat less salt' is a mantra of our health-conscious times and is seen as an important step in reducing heart disease and hypertension. Too much...

Making the blood of old people young again

The blood of young and old people differs. In an article published recently in the scientific journal Blood, a research group at Lund University...

Baffling Blood Problem Vel-negative Explained

In the early 1950’s, a 66-year-old woman, sick with colon cancer, received a blood transfusion. Then, unexpectedly, she suffered a severe rejection of the...

‘Back talk’ from blood cells to their progenitors is critical to...

When it comes to the body's blood supply, maintaining the right balance is crucial. UCLA stem cell scientists have now discovered that in the...

Recognizing blood poisoning quickly

Is the patient suffering from blood poisoning? To answer this question, the doctor draws a blood sample and sends it to a central laboratory for testing. This takes up valuable time, which could cost the patient his life. In future, physicians will be ...

Solving the puzzle of Henry VIII

DALLAS (SMU) -- Blood group incompatibility between Henry VIII and his wives could have driven the Tudor king's reproductive woes, and a genetic condition related to his suspected blood group could also explain Henry's dramatic mid-life trans...

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