Latest Red blood cell Stories

2010-02-18 11:46:00

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A comparison study of nearly 1,900 patients published in Perfusion, a peer-reviewed academic journal, questions the long-standing practice of basing blood transfusion decisions on a single low hematocrit measurement result.

2010-02-15 07:58:38

A set of proteins found in our intestines can recognize and kill bacteria that have human blood type molecules on their surfaces, scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered.

2010-02-03 17:14:01

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a protein made by the malaria parasite that is essential to its ability to take over human red blood cells.

2010-01-27 09:33:50

A new study shows that a protein found in blood alleviates anemia, a condition in which the body's tissues don't get enough oxygen from the blood.

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.

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