Tag: Blood

Liquid Blood Extracted From 42,000-Year-Old Prehistoric Lena Horse

The blood of the male foal, which scientists believe belonged to the now-extinct Lena horse species was preserved in liquid state for 42,000 years. The creature also has intact hair on the legs, head, and parts of the body.

Animals April 17, 2019

Researchers Develop Cancer Detection Wearable Device

A wearable device that can detect cancer cells shows promise during animal testing. The new technology screens for cancer cells in larger volumes of circulating blood, making liquid biopsies obsolete.

Public Health April 3, 2019

Viral Infection That Sickened 10 In UK Traced To Blood-Shedding Religious Ritual

Doctors wondered how the men contracted HTLV-1 because they did not engage in acts associated with infection. Scars found at the back of one of the patients revealed all men participated in religious self-flagellation.

Medicine March 14, 2019

Young Blood Transfusions To Stop Aging Unproven And Potentially Harmful, FDA Warns

FDA warned the public about plasma blood transfusions that are supposed to halt aging and treat a range of conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. The FDA said the treatment is not proven effective and is potentially dangerous.

Public Health February 20, 2019

Nutrient Levels In Blood Linked To Cognitive Ability In Older Individuals

Researchers found that specific nutrient patterns can affect the brain. In a study, researchers looked at key nutrients based on the Mediterranean diet in the blood and assessed brain health and cognition.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 20, 2018

OneBlood Launches Worldwide Search For Rare Blood That Can Save Life Of 2-Year-Old Cancer Patient Zainab Mughal

The non-profit blood donation organization OneBlood launched a campaign in a bid to find people who can donate blood to Zainab Mughal. The 2-year-old neuroblastoma patient has a rare blood type because of a genetic mutation.

Public Health December 4, 2018

New Blood Test Will Determine Your Body Clock: Here's Why You Need To Know

Scientists have developed TimeSignature, a new blood test that will determine a person's body clock, or circadian rhythms. This is important because biological clocks regulate various processes beyond just sleepiness and hunger.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 11, 2018

A Certain Type Of Gut Bacteria Might Be Able To Convert Your Blood Type

Researchers led by Stephen Withers from the University of British Columbia have found a way to revolutionize blood transfusion. The team discovered that an enzyme found in the human gut can transform blood types.

Medicine August 23, 2018

Shortage In Blood Bank Supply Prompts US Retail Brands To Drop Letters In Support Of Red Cross #MissingType Campaign

Blood banks in the United States experienced shortage annually as fewer people are now donating blood. The Red Cross launched a campaign urging major U.S. retail brands to drop letters A, B, and O in their names.

Public Health June 13, 2018

Blood Donor Saved Millions Of Babies: What Are The Benefits Of Donating Blood?

An Australian man with unique antibodies in his blood saved the lives of million of babies over the past 60 years. You do not need special blood to become a donor though, and donating blood comes with several benefits.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 15, 2018

Australian Blood Donor Who Saved 2.4 Million Babies Gives Blood For The Last Time

An Australian man who has donated his rare blood for over 60 years has given his last blood donation. The 81-year-old man has been hailed a 'hero' and may have helped prevent the deaths of 2.4 million babies.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018

Researchers In Kenya Made Human Blood Deadly To Mosquitoes

In experiments that involved malaria patients, up to 97 percent of mosquitoes that fed on the participants' blood samples died. Here's how the researchers made human blood poisonous to these disease carriers.

Public Health March 29, 2018

Drones Deliver Blood In Rwanda, Slashing Shipment Times And Saving Lives

Silicon Valley-based Zipline partnered with the health ministry of Rwanda to enable 'Uber for Blood.' The service has delivered over 5,500 units of blood over the past year, reducing shipment times to 30 minutes and saving lives in the process.

Public Health January 3, 2018

Depressed Woman Sweats Blood Because Of Rare Condition

Hematohidrosis, the spontaneous production of blood sweat through intact skin, causes a woman to experience blood-sweating episodes that last between one and five minutes. What causes this rare condition?

Medicine October 24, 2017

Men Who Receive Blood From Mothers Are More Likely To Die Three Years After The Transfusion, Study Suggests

Men are more likely to die when they receive blood from a woman who had been previously pregnant, says a new study. This could ultimately alter blood donation policies in the global scale if future studies support the conclusion.

Public Health October 18, 2017

This Spider Looks Like Something Out Of Our Nightmares And It Pumps Blood Via Its Guts

Sea spiders are strange creatures, but the way they circulate blood is even stranger. It turns out that they do so via guts in their legs.

Animals July 11, 2017

Discovery Of 'Immortalized' Stem Cells To Mass Produce Artificial Blood Matters: How This Can Help Save Lives

Mass production of artificial blood may hold the key to address the need for a reliable supply of safe blood for patients in more than half of the world’s countries. It can be achieved by “immortalizing” stem cells at an early stage.

Medicine March 29, 2017

Immortal Stem Cells Allow Scientists To Produce Unlimited Supply Of Blood

Scientists developed a technique to produce unlimited supply of red blood cells using immortal stem cells. What are immortal stem cells and how do they work to produce billions of red blood cells?

Biotech March 25, 2017

Scientists Find 195-Million-Year-Old Collagen In Dinosaur Bone

Scientists have found ancient collagen and other iron-rich proteins in the bones of a Jurassic-era dinosaur. What helped preserve the soft tissue for nearly 200 million years?

Animals January 31, 2017

Vampire Bats In Brazil Now Start To Feed On Human Blood At Night

The hairy-legged vampire bats in Brazil known to exclusively feed on bird blood have started to feed on human blood. Why are these bats starting to eat something outside of their set menu?

Animals January 12, 2017

Scientists Made This Laser Using Human Blood, And It Might Help Fight Cancer In The Future

Researchers at the University of Michigan have made critical progress in developing lasers using blood for visualizing tissues. If successful, it can help in early detection of cancer and advanced treatments.

Material Science September 7, 2016

Sickle Cell Trait May Not Increase Risk For Early Death: Study

Carriers of a single copy of the sickle cell gene variant do not have increased risk for early death. Sickle cell trait, however, is linked with exertional rhabdomyolysis, or muscle breakdown caused by intense exercise.

Public Health August 3, 2016

Blood-Based Liquid Biopsy Offers Reliable Alternative To Conventional Tests To Diagnose Cancer: Study

For some patients, traditional biopsies that involve tissue samples are not feasible. Blood-based liquid biopsies show promise as a reliable alternative.

Medicine June 6, 2016

Silk Cocoons Can Store Blood Samples Sans Refrigeration

Using silk fibroin, researchers developed a method to store blood samples without refrigeration. The blood can still be analyzed after 84 days of storage at 45 degrees Celsius.

Public Health May 12, 2016

Theranos Blood Test Plagued By Quality, Accuracy Issues: Report

After series of controversies, Theranos receives a major blow. Federal officials released a report about the company's flaws and shortcomings.

Life April 4, 2016

New Lab Study Raises Questions About Theranos Blood Test Accuracy

Theranos Inc. faces controversy once again as a new lab study shows that the blood test results provided by the firm are not within the normal range. The company responded with a letter addressed to the journal which will publish the study on May.

Life March 29, 2016

American Red Cross Needs Type O Negative Blood

The American Red Cross urged eligible donors to donate type O negative blood. The so-called universal blood is frequently used during emergency but less than 7 percent of U.S. population has this blood type.

Life March 24, 2016

Rare Blood Infection Elizabethkingia Linked To 17 Deaths In Wisconsin

Seventeen of the 54 patients of Elizabethkingia infection reported in Wisconsin had died. Another case died in Michigan, puzzling health authorities as to how exactly the disease caused by the Elizabeth anophelis bacteria was acquired or transmitted.

Life March 19, 2016

Pre-Labor Cesarean Delivery Linked To Increased Child Leukemia Risk

An analysis found an increased risk for acute lymphoblastic leukemia among children delivered via c-sections. Researchers suspected that it may be because of improperly adapted immune systems at birth.

Life March 1, 2016

January Is Blood Donor Month! Here's How, Where And Why You Should Resolve To Be A Donor Next Year

Make 'save a life' be the first New Year's Resolution crossed off your list by donating blood when 2016 rolls in. Check out why you should donate blood and how and where to do it.

Life December 28, 2015

New Cosmetic Treatment Platelet Rich Plasma Uses Patient's Own Blood

A new cosmetic treatment that uses patients' own blood has become increasingly popular worldwide. Known as Platelet Rich Plasma, the treatment involves blood being extracted, modified and re-injected into the patient.

Life December 21, 2015

New Blood Test Detects And Classifies Cancer In 96 Percent Of Patients

Scientists from Sweden, United States and Netherlands teamed up to develop a new blood test to detect, classify and identify the location of cancer cells in the body. The test, done with just a drop of blood, showed 96 percent accuracy in their trials.

Life November 14, 2015

New Research Throws Basic Beliefs About Atherosclerosis Out Of The Window

Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of death worldwide. Now, researchers have found one type of cell, thought to lower risk, actually increases dangers from the condition.

Life July 8, 2015

Real-Life 'Vampires' Afraid Of Being Stereotyped By Doctors

A study identified real vampires as normal people seeking to obtain energy by feeding on blood from consenting adults. Lead researcher DJ Williams has been working with vampires for many years now and further points out that stereotyping these authentic vampires hinders health care providers from giving the right kind of help that these normal people need.

Life July 8, 2015

Skinny Jeans Alert: Doctors Warn Against Possible Muscle Damage And Other Health Hazards

Men and women who are fond of wearing tight skinny jeans are at risk of muscle damage and health impairments, doctors warned. A medical case study reveals that a woman who spent hours squatting while wearing skinny jeans got hospitalized due to severe weakness of the legs.

Life June 24, 2015

Protein Found In Blood Could Predict Alzheimer's Risk A Decade Before Onset Of Symptoms

A breakthrough study conducted by King's College London researchers suggests that a particular protein in the body could be used as a biomarker to identify the potential of an individual to develop Alzheimer's disease later in life.

Life June 17, 2015

Soft Tissue And Blood From Dinosaurs Found In Fossils For The First Time

Fossilized blood and collagen from dinosaurs have been found in fossils dating from 75 million years ago. Could we now bring dinosaurs back to life?

Animals June 9, 2015

Researchers Use Smartphone Camera To Look For Parasites In Blood

A latest device called CellScope Loa can detect parasitic worms in the blood with the help of a smartphone camera. The device uses motion instead of fluorescent stains or molecular markers for detecting parasites in blood.

Life May 7, 2015

German Magazine Vangardist Prints Cover Using HIV-Positive Blood

The conversation now surrounding the 'Vangardist' is not about eliminating the deadly AIDS/HIV virus as much as it is about the provocative publishing approach.

Life May 2, 2015

Mosquitoes Biting Away? They May Just Like Your Genes!

Some people just seem to be bitten by mosquitoes more often than others. Now, researchers from the University of Florida may know the reason for their taste preferences.

Life April 22, 2015

Red Cross Still Short On Blood: More Blood Drives Planned For March

The American Red Cross is urging blood donors to come forward and make donations. The humanitarian organization has planned more blood drives for March this year.

Life February 24, 2015

NYC Residents Urged to Give Blood After Snow Storm

Winter Storm Juno affects blood donations in New York. City officials and New York Blood Center urges New Yorkers to come forward and make a blood donation.

Life January 29, 2015

How Blood of Ebola Survivors May Cure Ebola

Rick Sacra survived Ebola, now his blood may provide the raw material to develop a new generation of drugs to battle the disease.

Life December 22, 2014

New Compound Could Mean the End for Malaria Parasite

Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people each year, but has the Plasmodium falciparum parasite met its match?

Life December 8, 2014

Harvard Scientists Find New Way to Predict Risk of Blood Cancer Long Before It Strikes

Somatic mutations in the blood indicate a person's increased likelihood of developing a form of blood cancer within five years. In one study, people who have the mutation were 13 times more likely to develop myelodysplastic syndrome, leukemia or lymphoma compared with those who do not have mutated blood cells.

Life November 28, 2014

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