News tagged with red blood cell
The adult human circulatory system contains between 20 and 30 trillion red blood cells (RBCs), the precise size and number of which can vary from person to person. Some people may have fewer, but larger RBCs, while others ...
Genetics Aug 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
"It is well known that passive smoking is harmful for cardiovascular health, but the mechanism has not yet been discovered," said Dr Kaya. "We investigated the effects of passive smoking on the levels of ...
Cardiology Aug 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists in Germany and Africa on Wednesday said they had found two variants of genes that help to explain why some lucky individuals do not develop severe malaria.
Genetics Aug 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The World Health Organization estimates that in 2011 there were 216 million cases of malaria and 34.2 million people living with HIV. These diseases particularly afflict sub-Saharan Africa, where large incidence ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center may finally have discovered why people with sickle cell disease get milder cases of malaria than individuals who have normal red blood cells.
Medical research Aug 15, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A new study involving researchers from Karolinska Institutet demonstrates the efficacy of Tofacitinib, a new drug for rheumatoid arthritis. According to the study, which is published in The New England ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Aug 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Using human stem cells, scientists have developed methods to boost the production of red blood cells, according to a new study.
Medical research Aug 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have identified the first reported inhibitors of a key ...
Medical research Jul 19, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A study of teenage girls with eating disorders has shown that reduced essential fatty acid levels returned to normal once the girls increased their weight to a healthy level.
Pediatrics Jul 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- New research from Karolinska Institutet shows that the survival for patients with chronic myeloproliferative diseases has improved in recent decades. This is despite the fact that no targeted drugs have ...
Cancer Jul 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Two cellular proteins team up to provide a steady supply of red blood cells (RBCs), according to a study by Lizhao Wu, PhD, of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical ...
Medical research Jul 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
As athletes get ready to smash Olympic records in London, scientists are in a high-stakes race of their own to develop a test that will unmask anyone altering their genes in a desperate quest for gold.
Other Jul 15, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- Claims data can be used to accurately identify rates and risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) following spinal surgery, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of Spine.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Eltrombopag, a drug that was designed to stimulate production of platelets from the bone marrow and thereby improve blood clotting, can raise blood cell levels in some people with severe aplastic anemia who have failed all ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues at six other institutions have recently tested a treatment for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a blood-related malignancy that involves the ineffective production ...
Cancer Jun 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0