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On the day the Boston Marathon bombing transfixed the world, Mark Watkins of suburban Kansas City lay face to face with a crisis of life, death and faith of his own. Little could he guess that, in the end, it would be a controversial product sent
but it still offers some surprises. A new study reveals that plasma, the fluid in which blood cells travel, behaves a bit like a solid on small scales...As it flows, it delivers vital oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body.
The haemoglobin found in earth and sea worms carries about 50 times more oxygen than human blood, prompting University of California researchers in San Diego to examine the potential to replicate the same oxygen-carrying capacity in artificial blood.
April 23, 2012 A lot of people were skeptical when two young California-based researchers set out more than a decade ago to create a completely human-derived alternative to the synthetic blood vessels commonly used in dialysis patients...There were a
Plans to secretly test 30,000 NHS patients as CJD fears escalate Those who have had more than 80 blood transfusions 'most at risk' Experts expect to see 150 cases of vCJD among monitored group Last updated at 11:51 PM on 4th February 2012 Thousands
The Dow soared 337 points yesterday, or almost 3%, so stocks that went appreciably higher are pretty big deals . Feeling healthy Biomedical research specialist BioTime is riding a wave of good fortune higher as it announced last week that it and its
You might have heard of artificial intelligence. Now there is artificial blood. The first successful transfusion of “laboratory grown blood” has been given to a human. Luc Douay, of Pierre and Marie Curie
Electromagnetic fields are all around us, what with cellphones and WiFi and whatnot. The town of Green Bank, West Virginia in the USA is becoming a haven for people who want to escape the radiation that surrounds them. Nearby radio telescopes put
How a 43,000-Year-Old Wooly Mammoth Could One Day Save Your Life Heart and brain surgeries are called "hypothermia-dependent" procedures because doctors often have to lower their patients' temperatures during surgery. The thing is, human blood doesn'
Text Size The blood from woolly mammoths is helping scientists develop new blood products for modern medical procedures that involve reducing patients' body temperature, according to reports. A study that's in American Chemical Society's journal