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Red Blood Cells Take on Many-Sided Shape During Clotting

Penn Medicine researchers find new role in stemming bleeding and preventing obstruction of blood flow, explaining need for speed in busting harmful ...

Study Sheds Light On Risk of Life-Threatening Blood Clots in Hospitalized Children

Life-threatening blood clots occur so rarely in children that the condition, known as venous thromboembolism (VTE), is often not on pediatricians' mental ...

Partially Blocking Blood Vessels’ Energy Source May Stop Cancer Progression, Blindness, and Other Conditions

Inhibiting the formation of new blood vessels is a common strategy for treating a range of conditions such as cancer, inflammatory diseases, and age-related macular degeneration. Unfortunately, drug inefficiency, resistance, and relapse have limited the success of this approach. Now new research publishing online December 12 in the Cell Press journal Cell Metabolism reveals that targeting the metabolism of blood vessels may be a way around these shortcomings. ... Full story

Hybrid clotting factor means fewer injections, better disease control for hemophilia patients

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A Phase III clinical trial led by UC Davis researchers has confirmed that a new coagulation factor (rFIXFc) dramatically reduces the number of injections needed to maintain effective clotting for hemophilia B patients. ... Full story

Omega-3 dietary supplements pass the blood-brain barrier

New research from Karolinska Institutet shows that omega-3 fatty acids in dietary supplements can cross the blood brain barrier in people with Alzheimer's disease, affecting known markers for both the disease itself and inflammation. ... Full story

Omega-3 dietary supplements pass blood-brain barrier

New research from Karolinska Institutet shows that omega-3 fatty acids in dietary supplements can cross the blood brain barrier in people with Alzheimer's disease, affecting known markers for both the disease itself and inflammation. ... Full story

Important clue to how the circulatory system is wired

A new mechanism that regulates the way blood vessels grow and connect to each other has been discovered by an international team of researchers at Karolinska Institutet, and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany. The knowledge might open up new opportunities for future cancer therapy. The study is published in the scientific journal PNAS. ... Full story

Scientists far from finish line in understanding anemia in female athletes

ANN ARBOR—When Kaitlyn Patterson's fatigue progressed to hyperventilating even during slow runs, and then forced her to quit high school distance running for the season, she knew something was very wrong. ... Full story

SCAI Outlines Best Uses for Intra-coronary Diagnostic Tools in Interventional Cardiology

In an expert consensus document e-published today in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) offers recommendations for optimal use of three technologies that interventional cardiologists often use to assess the severity of blockages in heart arteries. ... Full story

Resting pulse rates of UK children on the rise

The resting pulse rate of UK pre-teens may have risen by up to two beats a minute during the past 30 years. However the rise does not seem to be linked to the overall weight gain seen in this age group during this period, according to research by UCL academics published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. ... Full story

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