Latest Red blood cell Stories
Red blood cells (RBCs) have the very important role of carrying oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body; therefore, disorders that affect RBCs can have a significant impact on quality of life.
SAN DIEGO, Nov.
As if high blood pressure, chronic diseases, and cancer weren't enough, high levels of erythropoietin in people over 85 join the list of silent killers.
Severe sepsis, a disease characterised by a sudden drop in blood pressure and progressive organ dysfunction following infection, remains one of the most common causes of mortality in intensive care units worldwide.
IRVINE, Calif., Sept.
A UCSF-led team has discovered at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia.
Hematopoietic stem cells provide the body with a constant supply of blood cells, including the red blood cells that deliver oxygen and the white blood cells that make up the immune system.
Most organisms need iron to survive, but too much iron is toxic, and can cause fatal organ failure.
Pediatric researchers have discovered a new biological pathway in which small segments of RNA, called microRNA, help protect red blood cells from injury caused by chemicals called free radicals.
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered a key step in the creation of new red blood cells in an animal study.