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Q&A: Blood purification can effectively treat COVID-19 patients Special

A cytokine storm can occur in some COVID-19 patients, leading to severe inflammation, rapidly progressive shock, respiratory failure, organ failure and death. A novel treatment has been devised to address this concern.

Advanced robot developed for sampling human blood

A new robotic device has been designed to take blood samples and the test results indicate that the machine can undertake a superior job for sampling blood compared with humans. The robot has recently undergone a clinical trial.

First at-home diagnostic test for hemophilia patients

The Japanese firm Takeda, working with the biotech company Enzyre, has developed the first diagnostic test for hemophilia patients to use at home. The test enables people to measure their coagulation status accurately with a straightforward test kit.

Review: Secrets are dragged into the light in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a family filled with suspicion; an incredibly bad acid trip; a return to episodic narratives; a throwback to detective movies; a classic flop; a fun romp; and a rare sequel to a thriller.

Tiny 3D-printed heart fabricated complete with blood vessels

Tel Aviv - Given the shortage of organs for transplantation worldwide, medical researchers have been investigating the fabrication of artificial organs. One step towards this is a 3D printed heart.

AI-based diagnostic for faster blood tests

Medical startup firm Sight Diagnostics has begun producing an artificial intelligence-based diagnostics device, enabling faster blood tests to be conducted.

Blood swimming nanobots eliminate toxins

Medical technologists have constructed nano-sized and ultrasound powered robotic devices that are capable of traversing through a viscous fluid like blood to eliminate pathogens and toxic by-products.

Pakistan officials arrest gang in spinal fluid scam

Islamabad - Pakistan police have arrested a gang accused of extracting spinal fluid from swindled victims, officials said Tuesday, the latest case involving the country's notorious medical black market.

Donors flock to blood banks in Vegas after shooting

Las Vegas - As more than 500 wounded flooded the hospitals of Las Vegas after the worst mass shooting in modern US history, electronic billboard ads urged people to give blood.

A blood test by sound waves? New device protoyped

A new type of blood test, based on using sound waves, has been prototyped and the development could lead to a significant reduction in the time required to obtain a batch of medical tests.

Yemen's blood bank faces threat of closure within days

Dibai - Yemen's blood bank has sent out an urgent appeal to anyone who will listen, as war and a blockade on the capital may force the centre to close within a week.

Gene-editing technology cures a genetic blood disorder

A next-generation gene-editing system has cured a genetic blood disorder in living mice using intravenous infusion treatment.

Britain to hold inquiry into contaminated blood scandal

London - Britain will launch a new inquiry into a contaminated blood scandal dating back decades which has left 2,400 people dead, officials said Tuesday after pressure from MPs to look into possible criminal activity.

Dentists are turning to virtual reality to help patients

Portsmouth - Dentists have been exploring the effectiveness of virtual reality for helping distract patients and to ease the feelings of pain when procedures are undertaken. Significant benefits have been reported.

Rare, preserved monkey blood found in amber fossils

The actions of two monkeys grooming each other, some 20-30 million years ago, appears to have been the precursor to the first fossilized red blood cells ever recovered from a mammal. The blood cells are preserved in amber.

New discovery leads to mass produced blood

Bristol - A new scientific breakthrough could lead to the production of mass produced, laboratory created blood, bypassing the need for blood donations.

Drug cuts bad cholesterol to unprecedented levels

London - A new breakthrough medication is being heralded by medics as a potential life-saver. The innovative new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol significantly.

Studying a person’s blood says how old they are

Scientists have found a way to accurately determine how old a person is biologically from studying some newly identified biomarkers in the blood. This represents a step forward in estimating age and this will lead to medical benefits.

Capsule technology designed to treat hemophilia

Austin - A biodegradable oral delivery system has been designed for treating hemophilia B, a bleeding disorder. The pill has been developed at the University of Texas at Austin.

Blood flow patterns provide stroke predictions

The shape and flow of blood through the heart can acts as model to predict the likelihood of a person developing a stroke, according to a new medical study.

Lab grown blood vessels can be used in humans

A research team from the University of Minnesota have successfully bio-engineered blood vessels. The vessels have the potential to continue developing once they’ve been placed inside people.

New initiative to reduce bloodstream infections

Washington - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has teamed up with various health bodies in order to reduce the rate of bloodstream infections affecting kidney dialysis patients.

Reversible blood thinner invented

To overcome the risks associated with the continued effects of blood thinners, medical scientists have developed a blood thinner that can be reversed.

US urges all donated blood undergo tests for Zika

Miami - All donated blood should undergo tests for the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects, US regulators said Friday amid a mounting outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the United States.

Contamination and shortages dog India's blood supply

New Delhi - Every month, Seema Mishra and her daughter make the trip to an Indian hospital, praying the blood transfusion the youngster needs to keep her alive will not make her sicker.

Promising drug dissolves blood clots

Saint Petersburg - A promising new development drug lowers the risk of strokes by dissolving away blood clots (thrombolysis) in a targeted manner.

Canada reduces waiting period for gay men to donate blood

Ottawa - Canada has loosened requirements for gay men who want to donate blood, reducing the compulsory period of sexual abstinence from five years to one year.

Two new types of childhood blood cancer detected

Lund - Two new types of blood cancer have been detected, by virtue of advances in genetic testing. The discovery may signal the greater use of personalized medicine, applicable to different patients.

The heart attack monitor that runs on one drop of blood

A new, portable device can assess patients for the risk of developing a heart attack by screening a single drop of blood. The test is also five times faster than comparable diagnostic devices.

New gel increases blood flow for arterial disease patients

A novel bio-gel formed from natural scaffolding taken from human muscle could help to treat treating arterial disease. The gel is administered by injection.
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