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Emergency program ensures blood coagulation

During infections, the body frequently suffers severe loss of platelets, or thrombocytes. ...

Patients benefit from innovative blood clot technology

By Heather Brown - Time is of the essence for a patient suffering from massive blood loss. For the health care team ...

New clot-busting treatment targets number one killer

Nanotechnology developed to help treat heart attack and stroke. ... Full story

Hospital Penalties Based on Total Number of Blood Clots May Be Unfairly Imposed, Study Shows

Researchers argue that agencies and insurance companies should measure prevention efforts, not just numbers of clots ... Full story

Selective agent keeps blood vessels in check

by AM/FB Blood vessels in the eye that grow out of control and damage the retina may cause blindness in certain affected people. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have now discovered that a molecule, called semaphorin 3C (Sema3C), may halt this process. Sema3C is produced by the body and its normal function is to control the growth of neurons. In an animal model, this protein effectively inhibits pathogenic angiogenesis. ... Full story

Selective agent keeps blood vessels in check

by AM/FB Blood vessels in the eye that grow out of control and damage the retina may cause blindness in certain affected people. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have now discovered that a molecule, called semaphorin 3C (Sema3C), may halt this process. Sema3C is produced by the body and its normal function is to control the growth of neurons. In an animal model, this protein effectively inhibits pathogenic angiogenesis. ... Full story

Hereditary swellings caused by defective blood protein

Hereditary angioedema type III is a rare, hereditary, and serious disorder, characterised by painful swellings in the skin and other organs. An international team of scientists have published a study in The Journal of Clinical Investigation , where they show that the disease is caused by a defective blood protein, the so-called coagulation factor XII. ... Full story

Umbilical cord ‘milking’ improves blood flow in preterm infants

For preemies delivered by C-section, technique increases blood pressure, finds NIH-funded study ... Full story

Study finds no net benefit from common anti-clotting drug

By Ziba Kashef - A costly drug frequently used to treat patients with heart disease may offer no greater benefit than standard medications, say Yale researchers. ... Full story

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