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Blood transfusions: fresh red cells no better than older ones

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A new study led by the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre and the University of Montreal, along with the…
Putting the squeeze on red blood cells

September 12, 2019

For the first time, researchers at the University of Bristol’s Blood and Transplant Research Unit, and the French…
Artificial red blood cells enable research into malaria invasion

August 30, 2019

Researchers at the University of Bristol and Imperial College London have established a new model system that uses…
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…
How sickled red blood cells stick to blood vessels

September 4, 2018

One of the most common complications of sickle-cell disease occurs when deformed red blood cells clump together, blocking…
Scientists study how malaria parasites take over human red blood cells

August 29, 2018

Researchers at Iowa State University have gained new insight into how the parasitic protozoa that cause malaria hijack…
Study reveals the mechanism that helps malaria parasites take over human red blood cells

August 28, 2018

3D imaging by California NanoSystems Institute could lead to new targeted therapeutics. Researchers from UCLA and Washington University…
Red blood cell ‘hitchhikers’ offer new way to transport drugs to specific targets

August 9, 2018

A new drug-delivery technology which uses red blood cells (RBCs) to shuttle nano-scale drug carriers, called RBC-hitchhiking (RH),…
State of the art imaging challenges our understanding of how platelets are made

June 20, 2018

Correlative light-electron microscopy is being used to increase our knowledge of how platelets are made in the body…
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…
Groundbreaking Commission to Define Path Towards Malaria Eradication

April 16, 2018

A newly launched Lancet Commission on Malaria Eradication will convene experts from around the world to develop the…
Super-resolution microscopy reveals fine detail of cellular mesh

January 31, 2018

One of today’s sharpest imaging tools, super-resolution microscopy, produces sparkling images of what until now has been the…
Anemia discovery offers new targets to treat fatigue in millions

January 24, 2018

A new discovery from the University of Virginia School of Medicine revealed a previously unknown clockwork mechanism within the body…
Discovery could help treatments for sickle cell disease

August 8, 2016

Research team establishes biomarkers for the inherited blood disorder An interdisciplinary, international group of researchers has found new…
Genetic code of red blood cells discovered

June 5, 2016

Eight days. That’s how long it takes for skin cells to reprogram into red blood cells. Researchers at…
Baffling Lab mystery leads to major red blood cell discovery

November 5, 2015

A bizarre result of a routine lab experiment has led researchers at the University of Virginia School of…
Arthritis drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s down

July 17, 2014

A drug that is commonly used for arthritis has been shown to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s.…
One day science may cure sickle cell anaemia

July 9, 2014

OPINION: Genetic mutations that affect our blood cells’ haemoglobin are the most common of all mutations. It has been estimated that around…
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