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Faster Cheaper Test Developed For Sickle Cell Disease

Faster, Cheaper Test Developed For Sickle Cell Disease

Harvard University Newly developed test can identify sickle cell disease in minutes and could be used in rural clinics around the globe Within minutes after birth, every child in the US undergoes a battery of tests designed to diagnose a...

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2014-08-11 12:28:08

Four-year, $2.5 Million Study Could Directly Benefit Patients with Sickle Cell Disease NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), blood transfusions remain a cornerstone of treatment, with 60-90% of patients receiving red blood cell (RBC) transfusions in their lifetime. Despite provision of extended antigen-matched donor RBCs, as many as two-thirds of the patients continue to develop antibodies against polymorphic antigens on...

2014-07-17 16:13:25

Washington University School of Medicine Scientists may be able to entomb the malaria parasite in a prison of its own making, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report July 16 in Nature. As it invades a red blood cell, the malaria parasite takes part of the host cell's membrane to build a protective compartment. To grow properly, steal nourishment and dump waste, the parasite then starts a series of major renovations that transform the red blood cell...

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2014-07-14 13:18:39

University of Wisconsin-Madison The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality. Writing today in the journal Nature Communications, a group led by University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell researcher Igor Slukvin reports the discovery of two genetic programs responsible for taking blank-slate stem cells and turning them into both red and the array of white cells that make up human blood. [...

2014-07-03 10:57:32

Society for Experimental Biology Austrian researchers have found that jetlag has severe effects on red blood cells, possibly explaining the high incidence of heart disease seen in shift workers. However, these effects can be counterbalanced by fresh, young red blood cells – making blood donations a potential therapy for shift workers. The scientists, led by Dr Margit Egg (University of Innsbruck), worked on zebrafish (Danio rerio), a model organism which, like humans, is active...

2014-07-02 23:02:01

A potentially groundbreaking investigational drug designed to treat the painful vaso-occlusive crises that are the hallmark of sickle cell disease has been found to be safe following a clinical trial at UC Davis. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 A potentially groundbreaking investigational drug designed to treat the painful vaso-occlusive crises that are the hallmark of sickle cell disease has been found to be safe following a clinical trial at UC Davis. Vaso-occlusive crises, during...

2014-06-12 23:05:14

OMICS Publishing Group is a leading open access online journal publisher observes ‘World Blood Donor’s on June 14 with a motto of propagating the message “Safe blood for saving lives”. On this occasion, it invites researchers to contribute for consideration and publication for its forthcoming Issue to be published in Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion. Foster City, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 It is an event intended to enhance awareness on the ways and means to donate blood...

2014-06-10 12:27:25

New Insight into How Malaria Parasites Perturb Flow, Turning Infected Cells into Sticky Capillary Cloggers, May Lead to New and Better Treatments WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All the billions of flat, biconcave disks in our body known as red blood cells (or erythrocytes) make three basic, tumbling-treadmill-type motions when they wend their way through the body's bloodstream ferrying oxygen from our lungs to our brains and other tissues. That is, unless they...

2014-06-04 12:29:57

Swiss Red Cross Study Recommends Replacing Kell, Kidd, Duffy Serotyping with Genotyping SAN DIEGO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agena Bioscience, Inc., which recently acquired the Bioscience business of Sequenom, Inc., today, introduced the Hemo ID((TM) )Blood Group Genotyping Panel for the MassARRAY(®) System following a Swiss Red Cross study using a beta version of the panel published in the journal Transfusion. The study, which genotyped and serotyped more than 4,000 blood donors...

2014-05-22 16:26:56

Addresses critical unmet needs in blood banking and transfusion medicine - a fast, FDA-approved way to generate critical genetic matching information necessary to: NORCROSS, Ga., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Immucor, Inc., a global leader in transfusion and transplantation diagnostics, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for the company's PreciseType HEA test. The PreciseType HEA test is the first FDA-approved molecular assay designed...

2014-04-17 14:30:27

Consider the marvel of the embryo. It begins as a glob of identical cells that change shape and function as they multiply to become the cells of our lungs, muscles, nerves and all the other specialized tissues of the body. Now, in a feat of reverse tissue engineering, Stanford University researchers have begun to unravel the complex genetic coding that allows embryonic cells to proliferate and transform into all of the specialized cells that perform myriad biological tasks. A team of...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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