Latest Red blood cell Stories

2009-12-23 12:24:23

Much like a tightly wound drum, red blood cells are in perpetual vibration.

2009-12-07 19:31:53

Silencing a gene boosts production of a dormant, fetal form of hemoglobin.

2009-12-04 16:12:00


2009-11-22 08:55:00

When people have malaria, they are infected with Plasmodium parasites, which enter the body from the saliva of a mosquito, infect cells in the liver, and then spread to red blood cells. Inside the blood cells, the parasites replicate and also begin to expose adhesive proteins on the cell surface that change the physical nature of the cells in the bloodstream.

2009-11-16 07:00:00

Study highlights: - A liberal red blood cell (RBC) transfusion strategy to aggressively treat post-operative anemia in asymptomatic elderly patients undergoing hip fracture repair resulted in no statistically significant difference in cardiovascular outcomes (in-hospital ACS or mortality) as compared to a restrictive strategy of transfusing only for symptoms or hemoglobin less than 8 g/dL. - The primary endpoint of functional results (ability to walk unassisted) is still being analyzed to...

2009-10-26 14:35:42

What causes blood cells to deform, and how does deformation affect blood flow?

2009-10-23 09:49:15

A team of Harvard chemists led by X. Sunney Xie has developed a new microscopic technique for seeing, in color, molecules with undetectable fluorescence.

2009-10-12 07:46:00

A gene with a significant effect on regulating hemoglobin in the body has been identified as part of a genome-wide association study, which looked at the link between genes and hemoglobin level in 16,000 people.

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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.