Latest Red blood cell Stories

2010-07-08 14:59:11

We take our blood for granted, but its creation requires a complicated series of steps, starting with the formation of blood stem cells during early embryonic development, followed by progressive differentiation into the progenitors of red cells, white cells and platelets, and ultimately the full set of blood cells.

2010-07-02 19:20:15

Cells from frozen human blood samples can be reprogrammed to an embryonic stem-cell-like state.

2010-07-02 10:00:00

Residents with Polycythemia Vera in Bedford, Blair, Cambria and Somerset Counties Encouraged to Participate HARRISBURG, Pa., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced a new, federally-funded study on the blood disorder Polycythemia vera, or PV, in Bedford, Blair, Cambria and Somerset counties.

2010-06-25 15:55:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, announced June 21st that it will fund nine research grants to improve the safety of red blood cell transfusions. Wake Forest University Professor of Physics Daniel Kim-Shapiro and a collaborator at the University of Pittsburgh have been awarded a $2.8 million, four-year grant to study why the quality of stored blood degrades over time and to...

2010-06-24 07:30:00

German scientists said Wednesday that legendary pharaoh Tutankhamun was probably killed by the genetic blood disorder sickle cell disease.

2010-06-18 13:52:08

Discovery of a key red cell molecule used by the malaria parasite gives renewed hope for an effective vaccine in the future.

2010-06-08 09:10:00

A new study pinpoints the genetic changes that enable Tibetans to thrive at altitudes where others get sick.

2010-06-03 16:35:54

By capturing movies of both the blood and vasculature of zebrafish embryos, each less than two millimeters long, researchers have been able for the first time to see the very moment that blood begins to flow.

2010-06-01 19:28:01

New treatments for malaria are possible after Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists found that molecules similar to the blood-thinning drug heparin can stop malaria from infecting red blood cells.

2010-06-01 08:37:06

EMBL scientists identify molecules that ensure red blood cell production.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.