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Eating cheese may offset blood vessel damage from salt?

September 18, 2019

Cheese lovers, rejoice. Antioxidants naturally found in cheese may help protect blood vessels from damage from high levels…
Computer model could help test new sickle cell drugs

August 26, 2019

A team of Brown University researchers has developed a new computer model that simulates the way red blood…
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…
Partnership Guides New Approach to Acute Aortic Dissection

July 17, 2019

When a patient comes to the hospital with acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD), a tearing of the…
Beaver Feces Inspire a Way to Convert Type A to Type O Human Blood

July 5, 2019

My writing assignments for Medscape Medical News tend to be formulaic: summarize the findings of an interesting new paper, enabling…
Yale doctors crack the code of a rare, inherited anemia

July 3, 2019

Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the human body, an essential function for survival. Anemia results when someone…
Aging delayed in older mice given blood component from young mice

June 18, 2019

An enzyme in blood of young mice extends life span. New research has identified a novel approach to…
Did you know that theatrical blood is used in other areas too? It is not just a toy of Hollywood

May 28, 2019

A lot of movies contain fighting scenes, which involve at least one character bleeding. Of course, injuring actual…
‘Submarines’ small enough to deliver medicine inside human body

May 27, 2019

Cancers in the human body may one day be treated by tiny, self-propelled ‘micro-submarines’ delivering medicine to affected…
Blood flow command centre discovered in the brain

May 22, 2019

A team of scientists from Australia, France, New Zealand and the UK has discovered a group of brain…
Designing biological movement on the nanometer scale

May 20, 2019

Synthetic proteins have been created that move in response to their environment in predictable and tunable ways. These…
Everyday stress may boost blood vessel dysfunction in people with depression

May 13, 2019

Long-term stress has been linked with cardiovascular disease, but for people with depression, researchers say small, everyday stressors…
Acidic blood not cause of rare disease pRTA, new study reveals

May 2, 2019

A University at Buffalo researcher studying a very rare disease characterized by acidic blood has found that most…
Blood Thinner Found to Significantly Reduce Subsequent Heart Failure Risks

April 25, 2019

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that using blood thinners in patients with…
Human protein produced in CHO-cells can save donor blood

March 28, 2019

Researchers from DTU Biosustain have successfully produced mammalian cell lines (CHO) that can produce 1.2 g/L recombinant Alpha-1-antitrypsin…
Exercising is good for your brain, but how?

March 28, 2019

Physical exercise is good for you. You already know that and if you are not exercising is just…
Blood cells the missing link in post-exercise boost

March 26, 2019

A discovery about how exercise improves brain function could be harnessed for research into ageing, and boosting learning…
Hormone Made Our Ancestors Warm-Blooded but Left Us Susceptible to Heart Damage

March 14, 2019

Although most victims survive the 735,000 heart attacks that occur annually in the U.S., their heart tissue is often irreparably…
Small Babies, Big Data

March 14, 2019

The first week of a newborn’s life is a time of rapid biological change as the baby adapts…
Blood clot discovery could pave way for treatment of blood diseases

February 15, 2019

Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, in a discovery which could one…
Wireless, battery-free, biodegradable blood flow sensor

January 9, 2019

Transforming super-sensitive touch sensors, Stanford engineers and medical researchers build a way to wirelessly monitor blood flow after…
Researchers detect age-related differences in DNA from blood

December 27, 2018

Researchers have discovered age- and health-related differences in fragments of DNA found floating in the bloodstream (not inside…
Study links frequent red meat consumption to high levels of chemical associated with heart disease

December 14, 2018

Researchers have identified another reason to limit red meat consumption: high levels of a gut-generated chemical called trimethylamine…
No Bleeding Required: Anemia Detection Via Smartphone

December 12, 2018

Biomedical engineers have developed a smartphone app with the aim of non-invasive detection of anemia. Instead of a…
Vacutainers for blood testing. Image credit: George Hodan via PublicDomainPictures.net, CC0 Public Domain
Tuberculosis in the blood

December 10, 2018

Although a quarter of the world population is infected with the pathogen that causes tuberculosis, only about ten…
Hungry ticks work harder to find you

November 29, 2018

Ticks are hardy little brutes that can go as long as a year without a meal. Now scientists…
Skin-like sensor maps blood-oxygen levels anywhere in the body

November 9, 2018

Injuries can’t heal without a constant influx of blood’s key ingredient — oxygen. A new flexible sensor developed…
Observation of blood vessel cells changing function could lead to early detection of blocked arteries

November 6, 2018

A study in mice has shown that it may be possible to detect the early signs of atherosclerosis,…
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…
Salmonella Loves Hydrogen Peroxide – And Helps Your Body Make More of it

October 24, 2018

Salmonella is a nasty little bacterium. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that it sickens one in…
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