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Latest Red blood cell Stories

2010-12-06 12:17:09

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.

2010-10-26 11:12:50

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.

2010-09-30 14:49:12

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.

2010-08-17 17:42:38

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.

2010-08-05 14:08:10

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.

2010-08-04 16:29:17

Most organisms need iron to survive, but too much iron is toxic, and can cause fatal organ failure.

2010-08-02 16:16:28

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.

2010-08-02 16:11:24

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered a key step in the creation of new red blood cells in an animal study.