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Portable Counter For White Blood Cells Being Developed
2013-03-26 10:25:03

California Institute of Technology White blood cells, or leukocytes, are the immune system's warriors. So when an infection or disease attacks the body, the system typically responds by sending more white blood cells into the fray. This means that checking the number of these cells is a relatively easy way to detect and monitor such conditions. Currently, most white blood cell counts are performed with large-scale equipment in central clinical laboratories. If a physician collects blood...

2012-10-24 04:03:05

October is Breast Cancer awareness month and women need to be aware of blood markers listed below. Monitor every one of them on My Blood works App for iPhone, iPad and iTouch. (PRWEB) October 23, 2012 Before, during and after treatment for breast cancer, the physician will order blood tests. These tests check to see whether the blood has normal amounts of various types of blood cells. The cancer and related treatments like chemotherapy and radiation can reduce important blood cell levels of...

Cancer Patient Saved With Pluristem PLX Cells
2012-08-09 09:30:16

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dressed in a white coat, a physician wrapped a piece of gauze around the arm of a female wearing a black shirt. The female was tense and anxious, sitting patiently as vials were attached to her arm. These actions could possibly decide the next step of her treatment. This is a typical scene at Pluristem Therapeutics, an Israeli-based company that focuses on placenta-based cell therapies. Pluristem Therapeutics developed this...

2012-07-05 10:22:42

Eltrombopag, a drug that was designed to stimulate production of platelets from the bone marrow and thereby improve blood clotting, can raise blood cell levels in some people with severe aplastic anemia who have failed all standard therapies. About one-third of aplastic anemia cases do not respond to standard therapy, a combination of immune-suppressing drugs. Although bone marrow stem cell transplantation is an option for some, patients without a matched donor have few treatment options....


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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