News tagged with blood cells
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New research from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) reveals that B cells regulate obesity-associated inflammation and type 2 diabetes through two specific mechanisms. The study, published in the Proceedings of th ...
Inflammatory disorders Mar 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have determined a way to predict and protect against new strains of the flu virus, in the hope of improving immunity against the disease.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Two University of Colorado Cancer Center studies show that the protein receptor Mer is overexpressed in many leukemias, and that inhibition of this Mer receptor results in the death of leukemia cells – without affecting ...
Cancer Mar 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Transfusion of donated blood more than three weeks old results in impaired blood vessel function, a new study of hospital patients shows. Blood banks now consider six weeks to be the maximum permitted storage time of blood ...
Medical research Mar 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
A genetic mutation that alters the kinetics of an ion channel in red blood cells has been identified as the cause behind a hereditary anemia, according to a paper published this month in the Proceedings of the National Ac ...
Medical research Mar 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Secrets of a t-haplotype gene revealed: Decade-long hunt turns up key gene involved in early mammalian development
The t haplotype in mice—a block of linked genes occupying the proximal half of mouse chromosome 17—is one of the best-studied examples of a selfish genetic element. Through an elaborate sperm-poisoning ...
Genetics Mar 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists have watched a mild traumatic brain injury play out in the living brain, prompting swelling that reduces blood flow and connections between neurons to die.
Neuroscience Mar 07, 2013 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers think that for cancer to develop, damaged cells have to undergo certain transitions that cause them to spread, or metastasize. Junior Tristan Bepler, a biology and computer science major, is te ...
Cancer Mar 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new research study has investigated how cancer cells 'hijack' blood cells known as platelets, enabling cancer to spread around the body and promoting the growth of new tumours, it was reported today at the annual Royal ...
Cancer Mar 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
New research provides early evidence that 'good' cholesterol may possess anti-aneurysm forming properties. In laboratory-based investigations, scientists found that increased levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL), the ...
Cardiology Mar 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)— A new bioengineered, miniature organ dubbed the BioHub might one day offer people with type 1 diabetes freedom from their disease.
Medical research Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
A ground-breaking trial that hopes to discover if a drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure could slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD) will begin shortly.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 04, 2013 | 3.8 / 5 (4) | 0
A vaccine that works in newborns? Promising compound may help protect babies during vulnerable window
The underdeveloped immune systems of newborns don't respond to most vaccines, leaving them at high risk for infections like rotavirus, pertussis (whooping cough) and pneumococcus. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital ...
Immunology Mar 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A small study from Johns Hopkins adds to the growing body of evidence that red blood cells stored longer than three weeks begin to lose the capacity to deliver oxygen-rich cells where they may be most needed.
Medical research Mar 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Bone marrow transplant is a key treatment for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other blood disorders.
Medical research Mar 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |