Latest Red blood cell Stories

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.

2009-09-22 09:09:01

Severe trauma patients requiring a major transfusion are twice as likely to die if they receive red blood cells stored for a month or longer.

2009-09-10 08:53:47

Children in Africa with sickle cell anaemia are dying unnecessarily from bacterial infections, suggests the largest study of its kind, funded by the Wellcome Trust.

2009-06-18 15:39:51

Researchers have identified a group of proteins that are targeted by parasites to cause malaria.

2009-05-26 08:38:00

BETHESDA, Md., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- New Health Sciences Inc.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.