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World Thalassemia Day: How can it be prevented?

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 19:22

Do you know what Thalassemia is? It is a genetic blood disorder caused by the weakening and destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia.

Bone marrow device generating blood cells developed

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 13:37

In a first, Harvard scientists have developed a device dubbed as “bone marrow-on-a-chip” that can be a much-needed tool to test the effects of new drugs and toxic agents on whole bone marrow without resorting to animal testing.

Scientists reprogram blood cells into blood-forming stem cells

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:53

Researchers have reprogrammed mature blood cells from mice into blood-forming hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), using a cocktail of eight genetic switches called transcription factors.

Genetic regulators in blood cells located

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 16:09

In order to provide scientists a tool to determine how a healthy blood cell can turn cancerous, researchers have located the regions which determine if a particular gene would be active or silent in a blood cell.

Stem cell study sheds new light on disease formation

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 12:55

For the first time, researchers have shown that an essential biological process known as protein synthesis can be studied in adult stem cells.

Why dark chocolate is good for your heart

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:02

Researchers have suggests that consumption of dark chocolate lowers the augmentation index, a key vascular health predictor, and reduces adhesion of white blood cells to the vessel wall.

German scientists create artificial bone marrow

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 01:46

In a step that would change the treatment of leukaemia in coming days, German scientists have developed artificial bone marrow that may be used to make hematopoietic stem cells.

Biological breakthrough may lead to new treatments for sickle cell disease

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 16:18

Researchers have manipulated key biological events in adult blood cells to produce a form of haemoglobin normally absent after the newborn period.

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