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2006-02-22 11:56:27

By Nelson Graves TURIN (Reuters) - They call it blood on feet. You are an Olympic athlete. You bring a friend to the Games. The friend donates blood. You inject it, it increases your oxygen-rich red blood cells and you perform better. A simple procedure that requires no drugs -- but which is banned under world sports rules and which can be deadly. The discovery of needles and a blood transfusion kit in the Austrian biathlon and cross-country team bases last weekend has trained a...

2006-02-21 08:21:11

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Blood for transfusions in China is still not routinely tested for HIV/AIDS despite a legal requirement to do so, triggering a "hidden epidemic," an AIDS activist said on Tuesday. The health ministry should offer free HIV tests to all people who have received blood transfusions since 1987 -- about the time that AIDS first appeared in the country -- together with their relatives, said Wan Yanhai, head of the Beijing Aizhixing Institute of Health...

2006-02-21 08:20:00

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Blood for transfusions in China is still not routinely tested for HIV/AIDS despite a legal requirement to do so, triggering a "hidden epidemic," an AIDS activist said on Tuesday. The health ministry should offer free HIV tests to all people who have received blood transfusions since 1987 -- about the time that AIDS first appeared in the country -- together with their relatives, said Wan Yanhai, head of the Beijing Aizhixing Institute of Health Education....

2005-08-29 14:44:05

GALVESTON, Texas -- Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) have found a way to detect in blood the malformed proteins that cause "mad cow disease," the first time such "prions" have been detected biochemically in blood. The discovery, reported in an article scheduled to appear online in Nature Medicine Aug. 28, is expected to lead to a much more effective detection method for the infectious proteins responsible for brain-destroying disorders, such as bovine...

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2005-01-28 07:44:13

BEIJING (AFP) -- China will soon finish building its first blood bank for pandas, which will assist researchers in studying the endangered animals' blood types and chances of accepting blood transfusions. The bank at southwest China's Giant Panda Protection and Research Centre in the Wolong Nature Reserve in Sichuan province will be completed this year, the China Daily state newspaper said. Located in the giant panda breeding lab, the bank will help researchers answer questions such as how...


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