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2011-03-02 13:28:51

Inhaling nitric oxide gas does not reduce pain crises or shorten hospital stays in people living with sickle cell disease, according to the results of a new study sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health. "Nitric Oxide for Inhalation in the Acute Treatment of Sickle Cell Pain Crisis," will be published in the March 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder affecting...

2011-02-28 15:58:17

Results from a study published in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology reveal a close relationship between pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)"”exceedingly high blood pressure in the arteries carrying blood from the heart to the lungs"”and abnormalities of the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow (known as myeloid abnormalities). The study, which was conducted by a team of researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, showed that blood progenitor cells (cells that...

2011-02-21 08:12:00

Fate of Single Mom Relies On New Blood Donors NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A hospitalized single mother from Queens is calling for more African Americans to become blood donors, so that she and many others may be able to live. People may call New York Blood Center at 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566) or visit www.nybloodcenter.org for more information about giving blood, and where to donate. Davina Daniels, 37, suffers from sickle cell disease. A Springfield Gardens resident...

2011-02-11 21:56:57

American Stroke Association meeting report Silent strokes, which have no immediate symptoms but could cause long-term cognitive and learning deficits, occur in a significant number of severely anemic children, especially those with sickle cell disease, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011. One-quarter to one-third of children with sickle cell disease have evidence of silent strokes in their brains, according to Michael M....

2011-02-11 12:19:00

Abstract 185 Audio and video interviews available at ISC 2011 Multimedia Study Highlights: - Symptomless strokes occur in about 20 percent of children with sickle cell disease when their red blood cell levels severely drop. These silent strokes also occur in about 7 percent of hospitalized children without sickle cell who have severe drops in hemoglobin. - Acute anemic events could help account for the high prevalence of silent strokes in children with sickle cell disease. LOS...

2011-01-27 07:16:00

LAKE ZURICH, Ill., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fenwal, Inc., a global medical technology company focused on improving blood collection, separation, safety and availability, announced today the names of 16 inspiring individuals inducted into the company's 2010 Donation Hall of Fame. For more than a decade, Fenwal has partnered with blood centers to recognize people who can serve as an inspiration to others in assuring medicine's most vital natural resource -- blood -- is available...

2011-01-20 21:56:48

Researchers take a systematic approach to catalog factors that control blood cell development A small pool of stem cells replenishes the human body with about 200 billion new blood cells daily. But the elaborate circuitry that determines if a cell will develop into a T cell, red blood cell, or one of the nine or more other blood cell types remains largely unknown. A research team led by scientists from the Broad Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital has taken a systematic approach to...

2011-01-18 11:19:00

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI) announced today that a new clinical study demonstrating the clinical accuracy of its noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin (SpHb®) monitoring technology breakthrough was presented last week at the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA) Annual Meeting. The study, presented by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, evaluated the accuracy of Masimo SpHb--a noninvasive measurement of hemoglobin blood...

2011-01-11 09:48:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered a way to create red blood cell-mimicking particles, which are possible building blocks in the creation of synthetic blood. Leverage of these particles can potentially aid doctors in treating deadly diseases like cancer. The researchers created the extremely soft, hydrogel particles using PRINT (Particle Replication in Non-wetting Templates) technology. This technology allowed them to create...

2011-01-10 15:09:14

A team of scientists has created particles that closely mirror some of the key properties of red blood cells, potentially helping pave the way for the development of synthetic blood. The new discovery "“ outlined in a study appearing in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences during the week of Jan. 10, 2011 "“ also could lead to more effective treatments for life threatening medical conditions such as cancer. University of North Carolina at...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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