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Disturbance in blood flow leads to epigenetic changes in atherosclerosis

Disturbed patterns of blood flow induce lasting epigenetic changes to genes in the cells that line blood vessels, and those changes contribute ...

Patient stem cells used to make 'heart disease-on-a-chip'

Harvard scientists have merged stem cell and 'organ-on-a-chip' technologies to grow, for the first time, functioning human heart tissue carrying an inherited ...

Mapping Atherosclerotic Arteries: Combined Approach Developed

A new method allows calcified and constricted blood vessels to be visualized with micrometer precision, and can be used to design containers for targeted drug delivery. ... Full story

Protective proteins reduce damage to blood vessels

Researchers have uncovered how proteins found in our blood can reduce damage caused to blood vessels as we age, and in conditions such as atherosclerosis and arthritis. ... Full story

Blood transfusions to be the centre of new research

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

I can haz blood?

Lundi - Don Juan, Napoleon, Gucci, Azur, and Marissa are very friendly and will rush to welcome anyone who enters their room, and that's what makes them good blood donors. ... Full story

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

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