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Changing a single letter of the human red blood cell DNA could be the key to curing sickle-cell anemia and other blood disorders.
Thanks to some cutting-edge technology, researchers from the European Academy of Bozen (EURAC) in Italy have discovered the oldest-known blood cells, using a nano-sized probe to find erythrocytes on the body of the 5,300-year-old mummy known as Ötzi the Iceman.
There’s a serious supply-and-demand problem when it comes to blood transfusions: patients are in constant need of the bodily fluid, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells, but because they need a specific type hospitals and blood banks often experience shortages.
Stem cell medicine technology start-up company Asymmetrex, LLC faces the unusual challenge of wishing to evaluate its new biomarker technologies, developed to count tissue stem cells for the first
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have successfully corrected a genetic error in stem cells from patients with sickle cell disease, and then used those cells to grow mature red blood cells, they report. The study represents an important step toward more effectively treating certain patients with sickle cell disease who need frequent blood transfusions and currently have few options.
LONDON, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- About Sickle-cell AnemiaSickle-cell anemia is a disease characterized by the presence of sickle-shaped erythrocytes.
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Newly developed test can identify sickle cell disease in minutes and could be used in rural clinics around the globe
Four-year, $2.5 Million Study Could Directly Benefit Patients with Sickle Cell Disease NEW YORK, Aug.
Scientists may be able to entomb the malaria parasite in a prison of its own making.
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