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2014-04-02 15:37:00

Discovery could lead to more effective therapies to prevent heart attacks Right now, options are limited for preventing heart attacks. However, the day may come when treatments target the heart attack gene, myeloid related protein-14 (MRP-14, also known as S100A9) and defang its ability to produce heart attack-inducing blood clots, a process referred to as thrombosis. Scientists at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have reached a...

2014-04-02 12:26:12

Blood transfusions are among the most common treatments for hospitalized patients nationwide, but doing them less often reduces infection rates by nearly 20 percent, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association co-authored by Neil Blumberg, M.D., professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. As director of transfusion medicine and the blood bank at UR Medicine, Blumberg for more than 25 years has been investigating how to make blood...

2014-04-02 10:52:23

Elderly patients with hip or knee surgery at greatest risk of infection; hospitals urged to use transfusions more sparingly Blood transfusions are one of the most common procedures patients receive in the hospital but the more red blood cells they receive, the greater their risk of infection, says a new study led by the University of Michigan Heath System and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Researchers analyzed 21 randomized controlled trials for the study that appears in today's...

2014-03-31 23:22:56

In an annual review by the Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network and Canadian Blood Services, the hospital was recognized for excellence in helping to manage the province's supply of donated blood. Kemptville, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 In a recent review of Ontario hospitals’ management of the province’s donated blood supply, Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) was cited for delivering excellent results. The annual review was led by the Ontario Regional Blood...

2014-03-31 12:28:26

New Italian data uncover specific association between diet and blood cell markers of heart attack- and stroke-associated inflammation WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research further illuminates the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet, tying the eating plan to lower levels of platelets and white blood cells, two markers of inflammation. Inflammation has an association with greater risk of heart attack and stroke. Study results are published...

Researcher Invents ‘Mini Heart’ To Help Return Venous Blood
2014-03-28 09:03:10

[ Watch The Video: New Organ Helps Return Blood Flow ] George Washington University George Washington University (GW) researcher Narine Sarvazyan, Ph.D., has invented a new organ to help return blood flow from veins lacking functional valves. A rhythmically contracting cuff made of cardiac muscle cells surrounds the vein acting as a 'mini heart' to aid blood flow through venous segments. The cuff can be made of a patient’s own adult stem cells, eliminating the chance of implant...

2014-03-26 23:32:14

Natural Blood Pressure is the latest program developed by Christian Goodman, who promises to teach people how to control their cholesterol levels. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Natural Blood Pressure was developed by Christian Goodman, who had many years of experience in the health industry. The program provides people with advanced methods, tips, and detailed instructions on how to lower high blood...

2014-03-26 16:23:40

Robust genetic catalog will allow better comparison of normal cells, cancer cells WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research published online today in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology, presents an unprecedented look at five unique blood cells in the human body, pinpointing the location of key genetic regulators in these cells and providing a new tool that may help scientists to identify how blood cells form and shed light on the etiology of blood...

2014-03-20 08:30:37

Clinical trials evaluating newborn stem cells as a treatment for pediatric patients with cerebral palsy may improve the availability of future therapeutic options SAN BRUNO, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- March is designated as Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month by the federal Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The national health observance aims to foster greater public recognition of the developmental disorder and to heighten awareness of the innovative efforts...

2014-03-18 23:35:02

The new non-embryonic stem cell serum, "Cell Renewal | Fibroblast Serum", includes revolutionary ingredients that make a positive impact on skin quality at the cellular level. The new serum is on sale at Sublime Beauty® now. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The new serum "Cell Renewal | Fibroblast Serum" from Sublime Beauty® contains highly pure ingredients to help skin become healthier and younger. "Our clients were asking for a revolutionary,...


Latest Blood Reference Libraries

2012-06-14 04:12:14

Symbol: ZYGOP2 Group: Fern Family: Grammitidaceae Distribution: ZygophlebiaBishop distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Division   Pteridophyta – Ferns Class   Filicopsida Order   Polypodiales Family   Grammitidaceae – Kihi Fern family Genus   Zygophlebia Bishop – octopus fern

2012-06-14 07:28:41

Symbol: ZATH Group: Dicot Family: Rutaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Distribution: Zanthoxylumthomasianum(Krug & Urb.) Krug & Urb. ex P. Wilson distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta –...

2012-06-14 07:28:42

Symbol: ZASP Group: Dicot Family: Rutaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Distribution: Zanthoxylumspinifex(Jacq.) DC. distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-14 07:28:48

Symbol: ZAPU2 Group: Dicot Family: Rutaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Distribution: ZanthoxylumpunctatumVahl distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-14 07:28:50

Symbol: ZAMO Group: Dicot Family: Rutaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Distribution: Zanthoxylummonophyllum(Lam.) P. Wilson distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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