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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. ...

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. ...

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

Researchers uncover epigenetic switches that turn stem cells into blood vessel cells

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified a molecular mechanism that directs embryonic stem cells to mature into endothelial cells — the specialized cells that form blood vessels. ... Full story

Human trials of manufactured blood within two years

The first human trials of lab-produced blood to help create better-matched blood for patients with complex blood conditions has been announced by NHS Blood and Transplant. Research led by scientists at the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant, used stem cells from adult and umbilical cord blood to create a small volume of manufactured red blood cells. ... Full story

Shortage of blood a global problem

Blood transfusions are vital, but demand for blood far exceeds supply all over the world. In India and China, for example, relatives are usually called upon to give blood in the case of an accident or an operation. ... Full story

Detecting blood clots with portable device

Blockages in lung arteries could be diagnosed safely in real-time helping as many as 20,000 respiratory patients in Australia each year with emerging technology being developed by electrical engineering researchers at the University of Sydney. ... Full story

Breaking Through the Blood-Brain Barrier

SDSU researchers have discovered a molecular process that helps bacteria trick the brain’s defenses. ... Full story

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