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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.