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How a Study of Horseshoe Crabs Led to Safer Joint Replacements

January 7, 2020

At first, it just didn’t make sense. It was 1963, and a young research fellow at Johns Hopkins…
Gone fishin’ … for proteins

December 27, 2019

Using a new microscopic “fishing” technique, scientists at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and Université de Montréal have…
Detailed map of immune cells in human blood

December 23, 2019

Researchers at SciLifeLab report in the journal Science that they have created a detailed blood atlas of the…
HL-60 cells treated with a Mac-1 blocking antibody migrate upstream on ICAM-1 at a shear rate of 800s-1. Image credit: University of Pennsylvania
Engineers Coax White Blood Cells to Crawl Upstream, Enabling Faster Route to Infections

December 13, 2019

When the immune system detects a foreign pathogen, a cascade of chemical signals call white blood cells to…
Toward a “Head-to-Toe” Health Check from a Single Blood Test

December 4, 2019

Getting a blood draw is a standard first step toward almost any medical diagnosis – whether your doctor…
Blood cancers: a “new generation” stem cell transplant significantly reduces complications for patients

November 8, 2019

The discovery of the UM171 molecule, by Dr. Guy Sauvageau and Anne Marinier, made headlines in 2014 following…
Lab leads effort to model proteins tied to cancer

November 4, 2019

Computational scientists, biophysicists and statisticians from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are…
3D-Printed Device Finds ‘Needle in a Haystack’ Cancer Cells by Removing the Hay

October 31, 2019

Finding a handful of cancer cells hiding among billions of blood cells in a patient sample can be…
Perturbed Genes Regulating White Blood Cells Linked to Autism Genetics and Severity

September 24, 2019

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say they are getting closer to identifying the…
French fries, spicy junk food. Image credit: Max Pixel, CC0 Public Domain
Humans More Unique than Expected When It Comes to Digesting Fatty Meals

September 13, 2019

People have very individualized inflammatory responses to eating a high-fat meal. These were the somewhat unexpected results of…
Claire Lifan Chen and Ata Mahjoubfar. Credit: Tunde Akinloye/UCLA.
Deep learning enables scientists to identify cancer cells in blood in milliseconds

August 22, 2019

Technique could allow cells to be extracted in real time, help prevent cancer from spreading. Researchers at UCLA…
How do clots become firm in the presence of blood flow? A new engineered tissue model has answers

August 7, 2019

Blood clotting is one of the most critical, protective processes in human physiology. When something goes wrong with…
Simultaneous infection by two viruses the key to studying rare lymphoma

July 31, 2019

New research has found that a rare blood cancer can be simulated in the lab only by simultaneously…
New study discovers genetic changes linked to leukaemia in children with Down’s syndrome

July 16, 2019

Researchers at the University of Oxford, in collaboration with colleagues from Hannover Medical School and Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, have…
Can Red Cell Exchange Treat Advanced Sickle Cell Disease?

July 10, 2019

Medical advances have dramatically increased the life expectancy of patients with sickle cell disease, but as patients are…
Major breakthrough in the treatment of leukemia

July 9, 2019

A molecular process involved in the action of anti-leukemia drugs has been discovered at Université de Montréal’s Institute…
Target found to arrest cancer growth

June 27, 2019

Adelaide researchers are homing in on a new treatment target for the aggressive blood cancer multiple myeloma. The University…
‘Bad guy’ fibrocytes could help rebuild damaged tissue

May 10, 2019

Could a blood cell type responsible for scarring and diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis be repurposed to help…
Impeding White Blood Cells in Antiphospholipid Syndrome Reduced Blood Clots

April 25, 2019

For men and women affected with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), blood thinners are the main treatment option. “Unfortunately, treatment…
Study gives new perspective on production of blood cells and immune cells

March 28, 2019

A healthy adult makes about 2 million blood cells every second, and 99 percent of them are oxygen-carrying…
Snaring Bacteria in DNA-based Nets the Way White Blood Cells Do

February 19, 2019

One holds it; the other poisons it. This is how a white blood cell may someday work together…
Understanding White Blood Cells’ Defense Mechanisms Could Lead to Better Treatments

February 6, 2019

Experiencing a bacterial infection? You’re generally prescribed antibiotics by your doctor. But how exactly do those antibiotics and…
Leukemia Treatment Could Be Bolstered By 2-in-1 Cell Combo

October 30, 2018

Led by UCLA bioengineer, researchers design delivery system to guide drugs directly to cancer cells ‘hiding’ in bone…
Blood cells. Image credit: qimono | Free image via Pixabay
New finding could unmask blood doping in athletes

October 26, 2018

A Duke research team has found a way to help sporting officials detect whether an athlete’s blood has…
Viruses in blood lead to digestive problems

October 8, 2018

While studying viruses best known for infecting the brain, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St.…
Magnetized wire could be used to detect cancer in people

July 18, 2018

A magnetic wire used to snag scarce and hard-to-capture tumor cells could prove to be a swift and…
Toward a Cure for Sickle Cell: How Doctors Are Fighting a Crippling Disease

June 26, 2018

Each year, 300,000 infants worldwide are born with a genetic disease that warps the shape of their red…
Immune cell provides cradle for mammary stem cells

May 22, 2018

The study published online this week in the journal Science found that macrophages play an important role in…
Bristol researchers use gene editing to improve red blood cell transfusion compatibility

May 2, 2018

The provision of blood for patients who require repeated blood transfusions, as well as for individuals with rare…
NIH study may help explain why iron can worsen malaria infection

April 10, 2018

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have a possible explanation for why iron can sometimes worsen malaria…
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