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Umbilical cord ‘milking’ improves blood flow in preterm infants

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

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 ...

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

Study: Race Influences Warfarin Dose

WASHINGTON – A new report demonstrates that clinical and genetic factors affecting dose requirements for warfarin vary by race. The study, published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), proposes race-specific equations to help clinicians better calculate warfarin dosage. ... Full story

Resolving a Lymphatic Riddle

The findings enabled Weizmann Institute researchers to grow, for the first time, lymphatic cells in the lab ... Full story

Blood tests closer than you think

Health organisations across Coventry and Warwickshire are reminding people about the options they have when they need a blood test. ... Full story

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