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Blood transfusions to be the centre of new research

A major research project looks set to increase the effectiveness of blood transfusions. ...

I can haz blood?

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Daily serving of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce bad cholesterol

By Leslie Shepherd - Eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce “bad cholesterol” and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study has found. ... Full story

Abnormal blood stem cells reprogram their environment

by Koh - Blood arises from stem cells in the bone marrow; in patients with a myelodysplastic disorder (MDS), defective stem cells reprogram their neighbors in the marrow to create a “niche” that promotes their own survival. ... Full story

Male blood donors 'preferred' as plasma from UK women is discarded

The UK policy of discarding female blood plasma without first informing women donors is discriminatory, according to Professor Julie Kent from UWE Bristol. In her research she raises questions about the ethics of blood donation since 2003 when a policy of 'male donor preference' was adopted by the UK National Blood Service. ... Full story

Researchers Present Comprehensive “Roadmap” of Blood Cells

(WASHINGTON ) – Research published online today in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology, presents an unprecedented look at five unique blood cells in the human body, pinpointing the location of key genetic regulators in these cells and providing a new tool that may help scientists to identify how blood cells form and shed light on the etiology of blood diseases. ... Full story

New mouse model suggests drug targets for anemia of inflammation

A new animal model developed at Weill Cornell may help investigators develop therapies for anemia of inflammation, a common condition that affects many critically ill patients in intensive care, as well as those with chronic ailments like Crohn's disease and osteoarthritis. ... Full story

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots

Danish researchers are behind the world’s largest study of the correlation between blood poisoning and the risk of blood clots. ... Full story

Researchers create coating material to prevent blood clots associated with implanted devices

By Matthew Chin - A team of researchers from UCLA and the University of Michigan has developed a material that could help prevent blood clots associated with catheters, heart valves, vascular grafts and other implanted biomedical devices. ... Full story

UNC researchers create safe and effective synthetic blood thinner

The effects of this new low-molecular-weight synthetic heparin can be quickly reversed unlike the effects of low-molecular-weight heparin currently in use. ... Full story

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