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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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Major breakthrough in the manufacture of red blood cells

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers have generated the first immortalised cell lines which allow more efficient manufacture of red blood cells.

Surprising new role for lungs: Making blood

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using video microscopy in the living mouse lung, UC San Francisco scientists have revealed that the lungs play a previously unrecognized role in blood production.

Physician judgment as good as complex protocol for sepsis finds seven-country collaboration

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In a feat of medical and scientific coordination, doctors across 138 hospitals in seven countries shared treatment protocols and harmonized data collection of three clinical trials resulting in the...

Shortage of drug to treat low blood pressure from septic shock associated with increased deaths

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with septic shock admitted to hospitals affected by the 2011 shortage of the drug norepinephrine had a higher risk of in-hospital death, according to a study published online by JAMA.

Fast and accurate paper test determines blood type in seconds

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have created a fast, accurate, and versatile paper-based blood test that could be performed without the need for specialized equipment - providing a more cost-effective strategy for...

Home HIV test kits: Uses, what to expect, and benefits

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What types of home HIV test kits are available? How effective are they, what do they cost, and where can they be acquired from? Who should use the tests?

Sickle cell gene linked to elevated risk of developing kidney failure

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research indicates that being born with one copy of the sickle gene puts an individual at elevated risk for developing kidney failure requiring dialysis.

Sudden drops in blood pressure may increase risk of dementia

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds a link between experiencing rapid drops in blood pressure in middle age and the risk of dementia 20 years later.

Acute HIV infection: Symptoms, diagnosis, and management

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

How is acute HIV infection diagnosed, what are the causes, and what is the outlook? How can an acute HIV infection be managed and can it be prevented?

Study reveals link between hypertension and brain changes in rats

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research investigates the changes in brain activity and arterial blood flow that occur with the onset of hypertension in rats.

Researchers identify biomarker that predicts death in sepsis patients

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Duke scientists have discovered a biomarker of the runaway immune response to infection called sepsis that could improve early diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment to save lives.

Autoimmune disease: Could modified red blood cells lead to new treatments?

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Loading red blood cells with disease-specific antigens could be a way to treat autoimmune diseases like MS and type 1 diabetes, mouse study finds.

Western blot and ELISA tests for HIV: What to expect

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are the Western blot and ELISA test, what are they used for, and who has them? How can a person prepare for the tests and what do the results mean?

Scientists wage fight against aging bone marrow stem cell niche

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

As people get older so do the hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) that form their blood, creating an increased risk for compromised immunity and certain blood cancers.

Sickle cell disease: Remission of the signs of the disease in the first patient in the world treated with gene therapy

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A team led by Pr. Marina Cavazzana conducted at Necker Children's Hospital, AP-HP and the Imagine Institute (AP-HP / Inserm / Université Paris Descartes) in October 2014 gene therapy in the...

Combination of ground-breaking treatments offer powerful new path for blood cancer therapies

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Monash University and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have identified for the first time how a new class of epigenetic drug engages with the immune system to kill off cancer cells...

Drugs similar to aspirin, ibuprofen could help treat sepsis, study suggests

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A potentially life-saving treatment for sepsis has been under our noses for decades in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) most people have in their medicine cabinets, a new...

How blood can be rejuvenated

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Our blood stem cells generate around a thousand billion new blood cells every day. But the blood stem cells' capacity to produce blood changes as we age.

HIV vs. AIDS: Differences and connections

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are the causes and symptoms of HIV and AIDS? How does HIV lead to AIDS? How are they tested and diagnosed, and what treatments might be used?

HIV symptoms timeline: How do symptoms change?

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What are the three stages of HIV? Learn about the symptoms at the AIDS stage, slowing HIV progression, and the outlook if treatment is not received.

FDA clears test to help manage antibiotic treatment for lower respiratory tract infections and sepsis

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the expanded use of the Vidas Brahms PCT Assay to help health care providers determine if antibiotic treatment should be started or stopped in...

HIV: Early signs and symptoms

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Do the signs of HIV differ for men and women and what happens after the early stage? How is HIV transmitted and when are people contagious?

What increases the chance of getting HIV?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How is HIV spread and what are the risk factors for contracting HIV? Which groups are at the highest risk of HIV and who should be tested?

Cholesterol test: Uses, what to expect, results

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are the risks of cholesterol and who should have a test? Learn about what to expect with the test, what the results mean, and treatment options.

Blood study insight could help improve stem cell therapy success

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have pinpointed a key enzyme that is vital for the production of fresh blood cells in the body.