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2012-05-28 09:49:17

The transfusion of red blood cells (RBC) is a critical component in the treatment of a number of acute and chronic medical problems. Indeed, approximately 75 million units of whole blood (~34 million liters) are annually collected worldwide for processing and eventual transfusion. Despite this massive collection effort, the need for blood constantly exceeds availability due to a combination of collection, manufacturing, storage and biological (i.e., immunological) issues. The immunological...

2012-05-16 00:49:24

Women do better than men after surgical removal of part or all of a cancerous kidney, with fewer post-operative complications, including dying in the hospital, although they are more likely to receive blood transfusions related to their surgery. But Henry Ford Hospital researchers who documented these gender differences can't say why they exist. The results of the new study, based on population samples from throughout the U.S., will be presented this week at the American Urological...

Blood Test Spells Out Blood Types
2012-05-03 07:41:38

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Researchers at Monash University recently developed a paper-based device that writes blood type as text and can be used by emergency-response teams in humanitarian disasters. The study, published in the journal Angewandte Chemie, describes how the sensors uses the ABO system, categorizing blood types as A, B, AB, or O and positive or negative. The system designates which antigens are in the blood (i.e. A blood has A antigens, B blood has B antigens, and...

2012-05-02 20:03:26

It´s called the gift of life. But more people will roll up their sleeves to donate blood if a gift card comes with it. That´s according to a new study from the University of Toronto. It shows a 15 to 20 percent rise in blood drive donations when incentives such as T-shirts, jackets, coupons or gift cards are thrown into the mix. “It´s a pretty remarkable increase,” says Nicola Lacetera, an assistant professor of strategic management at the University of...


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2012-06-14 04:12:14

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2012-06-14 07:28:41

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2012-06-14 07:28:42

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2012-06-14 07:28:48

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2012-06-14 07:28:50

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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