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Blood consists of a liquid called plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Red bloods cells deliver oxygen from your lungs to your tissues and organs, white blood cells fight infection as part of your body's defense system, and platelets



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New biomarker is higher in suicide attempters and associated with stress response

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Researchers at Lund and Malmö universities in Sweden have measured a biomarker in cell-free blood plasma which can be linked to an overactive stress system in suicidal individuals.



Study shows blood products unaffected by drone trips

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Drone travel can reduce time, resources required for transporting blood products.



New data shed light on potential advantages of pacritinib for patients with myelofibrosis

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Pacritinib, currently on hold by the FDA, appears to be more effective in reducing spleen volume; twice-daily dose improves symptoms - this analysis comes from data before the clinical hold.



Advances in multiple myeloma, lymphoma and other hematologic malignancies presented at ASH

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine presented significant new research findings in multiple myeloma, lymphoma and...



Psychosocial risk factors are associated with high readmission rates, longer hospital stays

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new study shows that psychosocial risk factors that impact a person's ability to cope with chronic stress are associated with significantly higher readmission rates and longer hospital stays...



After gene therapy, hemophilia B patients maintain near-normal levels of clotting factor

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers are reporting the highest and most sustained levels to date of the essential blood-clotting factor IX in patients with the inherited bleeding disorder hemophilia B.



Dabigatran superior to warfarin when anticoagulation is resumed after bleeding

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In the first analysis of how to treat patients on anticoagulants who suffer a major bleeding event, a clinical practice that routinely gives doctors pause, while also evaluating a new drug...



Erythroblastosis Fetalis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Erythroblastosis fetalis is a potentially fatal condition. Learn about the signs and symptoms, causes, and treatments with this article.



Testosterone treatment may cause blood clots

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PST

The number of men seeking testosterone replacement therapy has soared in recent decades. New research looks at some of the potential harms.



Measures of inflammation in blood tests may help predict risk of disease and death

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study looking at deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease and all causes suggests that an inflammatory marker detected in blood tests in middle-aged adults can better predict the risk of...



UT Austin engineers develop first-ever capsule to treat hemophilia

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

In the near future, hemophiliacs could be able to treat their disease by simply swallowing a capsule.



Smart patch releases blood thinners as needed

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a smart patch designed to monitor a patient's blood and release blood-thinning drugs as needed to prevent the occurrence of dangerous blood...



Could marijuana use increase vulnerability to Alzheimer's?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Researchers have uncovered evidence that marijuana reduces blood flow in the brain, particularly in the hippocampus - the region affected by Alzheimer's.



Amputation for Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

What is diabetes and what are the symptoms of diabetes? Who is at risk of amputation, what surgery is involved, and how is life after an amputation?



Colorful clones: Researchers track development and behavior of individual blood stem cells

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers have used a colorful, cell-labeling technique to track the development of the blood system and trace the lineage of adult blood cells travelling...



Young blood does not reverse aging in old mice, UC Berkeley study finds

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study from UC Berkeley found that tissue health and repair dramatically decline in young mice when half of their blood is replaced with blood from old mice.



Researchers document first reported case of an intermediate stage of lymphoma transformation

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

An uncommon case of blood cancer non-Hodgkin lymphoma developing into classical Hodgkin lymphoma was recently described by American researchers in a case report published in the journal Advances in...



Scientists successfully create blood from skin cells

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Development could pave way for improved therapeutics for patients with immune disorders.Researchers in Singapore have artificially generated new mouse blood and immune cells from skin cells.



Risk of hemorrhage with statins and stroke prevention drug combination

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Two commonly used statins can increase the risk of hemorrhage when combined with dabigatran etexilate, a drug often used for preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a...



Weight loss may help prevent multiple myeloma

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research shows that excess weight increases the risk that a benign blood disorder will progress into multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood.



Scientists discover how bacteria induce "NET" release

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Flagellar motility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the main factor required to induce the release of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), according to a study published in the open-access journal...



Compromised immune system can be re-activated

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 03:00:00 PST

Failure of the immune system during blood poisoning (sepsis) can be reversed by a specific sugar. This restores the ability of immune cells to respond effectively to infections.



Why Are There Leukocytes in My Urine?

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

What are the causes of leukocytes in the urine and what are the signs and symptoms? Learn about tests and diagnosis and treatments available.



New biomaterial for preventing uncontrolled bleeding

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

BWH bioengineers have developed an injectable material that could offer a better way to prevent bleeding for many patients.



Dementia risk greater for AF patients with use of blood-thinning drugs

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research finds patients who use anticoagulants - especially those with irregular heartbeat - may be at greater risk of developing dementia.