Blood

Medical research

How stress affects bone marrow

Hematopoiesis can be affected by biological stresses, such as infection, inflammation and certain medications. In a new study, researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) identified a novel cell surface marker ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 causes 'hyperactivity' in blood-clotting cells

Changes in blood platelets triggered by COVID-19 could contribute to the onset of heart attacks, strokes, and other serious complications in some patients who have the disease, according to University of Utah Health scientists. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Clues to COVID-19 complications come from NET-like inflammatory response

An overactive defense response may lead to increased blood clotting, disease severity, and death from COVID-19. A phenomenon called NETosis—in which infection-fighting cells emit a web-like substance to trap invading viruses—is ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers attempt new treatment approach for blood cancer

In an effort to improve the survival of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms, a type of leukemia, researchers inhibited a specific protein (alpha5beta1 integrin) to decrease the number of large bone marrow cells (megakaryocytes) ...

Medical research

Cytokine implicated in HLH treatment resistance

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and Baylor College of Medicine are investigating how to best treat hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a rare immune disorder. Their ...

Medical research

Molecular landscape of the hematopoietic stem cell cradle

Researchers from the group of Catherine Robin at the Hubrecht Institute have characterized the molecular landscape of the aorta that supports the generation of the first hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in the embryo. HSCs ...

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