Tag: Red Blood Cells

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

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

Here’s How The Body Disposes Red Blood Cells, Recycles Iron

How does the body get rid of old red blood cells? Researchers have uncovered how and discovered that the actual means goes against what was previously believed.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 20, 2016

Researchers Use Gene Editing To Produce Red Blood Cells In Laboratory

By editing a specific gene known as SH2B3, researchers were able to manufacture high amounts of red blood cells in a laboratory setting. The generated red blood cells were essentially indistinguishable from those produced within the human body.

Life October 24, 2015

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

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