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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.

Is it possible to have a bloodcurdling experience?

Amsterdam - Is it scientifically possible to watch a film so scary that your blood actually curdles? Yes, is the answer from a new study.

New Mexico: Why 5,341 untested rape kits are a nationwide problem

After repeated complaints from victim advocates about the burgeoning backlog in testing sexual assault evidence kits in New Mexico, the state's Department of Public Safety began surveying police agencies in order to find out how big the backlog really is.

Single blood test to diagnose most cancers

A new test, designed to detect a range of different cancers from a single drop of blood, is being developed in The Netherlands. If successful, such a method would cut-down the time taken to extract equivalent information from biopsies.

Blood product could be an Alzheimer’s cure

Sutter Institute of Medical Research has undertaken a study using an immunoglobulin blood product to control and seemingly cure Alzheimer’s disease at a particular stage of the disease’s progression.

HIV continues to grow despite treatment

Liverpool - HIV is adept at avoiding treatment by hiding out in blood cells. This occurs even when a patient is responding well to treatment, according to a new research study.

Laboratory-made blood to begin trials

Cambridge - The U.K. National Health Service (NHS) aims to test blood made in a laboratory within the next two years. This could signal a move away from blood donations.

Drop in U.K. blood donors

Watford - A new campaign for blood donation has been launched in England and Wales following a 40 percent drop in donations, year-on-year.

New test uncovers every past infection

New York - A science group have revealed a blood test that can reveal every past viral infection a person has contracted. It is based on the immune system containing "memory codes" of past diseases.

Researchers genetically alter human blood vessel cells

Scientists have used the new genome-editing tool CRISPR to alter cultured human endothelial cells. These cells were taken from blood vessels.

'Blood rain' falls on Britain

"Blood rain" is forecast to fall on Britain Friday night, as sand from the Sahara sweeps north from Africa to blanket parts of the island.

Doctors do 180 on America's most common medical procedure

The most common medical procedure performed for patients hospitalized in the US in 2011 was a blood transfusion. Specifically, 12 percent of hospital patients who underwent some procedure had a blood transfusion.

Blood clotting polymer developed

Washington D.c. - Scientists have developed an injectable polymer solution that stops bleeding in rats with nicked femoral arteries. The polymer will be tried in human trials soon.

Sleep deprivation revealed from studying blood

Sleep deprivation can now be revealed from an analysis of blood samples. Research shows that circulating fats and acids drop in people who are not getting enough sleep. Why have test? So employers can see if someone is "fit for work."

Nanorobots designed to swim through human blood

Bonn - Nanorobots could be designed to carry out medical tasks in the human body. Researchers have created “swimming bodies” that can navigate through biological fluids like blood.

Can Ebola be treated with the blood of survivors?

As part of its bid to tackle Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) is considering a potential Ebola treatment that involves using the blood of people who have recovered from an infection to treat those still fighting the virus.

Remarkable biology of the crayfish revealed

The blood cells in adult crayfish can form neurons, according to a new paper. The research supports the theory of trans-differentiation, in which cells of one type contribute to tissues that originate from a different part of an animal's body.

China gang forced children to donate blood: Xinhua

Beijing - Police arrested seven people in northwest China allegedly involved in a scheme that forced school children to donate blood, state media reported.

What is platelet-rich plasma therapy?

Athletes and Hollywood celebrities (like Kobe Bryant, Angelina Jolie, Courtney Love and Tiger Woods) are increasingly turning to platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) therapy to improve their health and turn back the clock. What is this new craze?

Gene treatment for rare blood disorder

The blood disorder β-thalassemia is caused by a mutation in the HBB gene, which results in a severe hemoglobin deficiency. Researchers have successfully corrected the mutation in human induced stem cells.

Fukushima radiation linked to Japanese monkeys’ blood count

Fukushima - A new report suggests that Japanese monkeys have suffered health issues likely attributable to the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011.

Not such a bitter taste for Vampire bats

Wuhan - Vampire bats exist on a diet mainly made up of blood. Due to this, the flying mammals have largely lost the ability to taste bitter flavors, according to a new study.

Drug Safety: Pradaxa risk for GI bleeding

Bethesda - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have undertaken a review of the drug Pradaxa. The Agency concludes that there is a lower risk for stroke and death, but a higher risk for GI bleeding compared to warfarin.

Super plastic mimics blood clotting

Chicago - A new high tech plastic has been developed which "heals itself," meaning that a cracked phone screen could be self-mended.

Op-Ed: Brazilian cancer patient and daughter grateful for alkaline diet

A few years ago, a young Brazilian woman working and studying in Italy left the country to return to Brazil, so that she could care for her father who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Before she left, she met a woman who told her about alkaline diets.

Gene within a gene contributes to aggressive leukemia

A small gene that is embedded in a larger gene plays a role in promoting acute myeloid leukemia, according to a new study. The research also identified a drug that inhibits expression of the smaller gene.

Link between Down syndrome and leukemia found

A link between people with Down syndrome and people at a heightened risk of developing leukemia during childhood has been uncovered through a new study harnessing advanced medical testing.

New approach for treating leukaemia

Nearly half of patients with the most common form of adult leukemia appear to have a distinct pattern of genetic abnormalities that could better define their prognosis and treatment.

Artificial arteries to monitor blood clotting

A new microfluidic method for evaluating drugs commonly used for preventing heart attacks can also be used to assess patients for the risk of blood clotting.

Blood glucose meter recalled due to faulty results

The medical device company Abbott is conducting a recall for its range of blood glucose meters because the devices may produce mistakenly low blood glucose results.
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