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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.

2010-07-12 13:53:49

A retired but well-preserved mechanism for regulating viruses that has worked its way into the human genome appears to modulate a switch between adult and fetal hemoglobin production.

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2010-07-11 07:25:00

American scientists have developed “artificial blood” that could soon be used to treat soldiers who are wounded during battle.

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...

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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.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.