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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 ...

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 ...

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

Antidote can deactivate new form of heparin

Low-molecular-weight heparin is commonly used in surgeries to prevent dangerous blood clots. But when patients experience the other extreme – uncontrolled bleeding – in response to low-molecular-weight heparin, there is no antidote. ... Full story

Aortic Aneurysms: The Silent Killer

Ultrasound screening for aortic aneurysms is vital for patients at high risk ... Full story

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