Here's how malaria parasites evade immune system

While living in human red blood cells, malaria parasites use new genetic tricks every 48 hours to evade the human immune system, a sequencing of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite has revealed.

Female sex hormones could protect against blood disorder

Female sex hormones hold promise for treating certain blood disorders in both sexes for which there is currently no cure, a new study says.

Many older people have mutations tied to leukemia in blood

Many older people have mutations linked to leukemia and lymphoma in their blood cells, scientists have found.

A tool to track origin of blood cells, cancers

In a bid to track the origin of diseases such as cancer, researchers have developed a system that generates a unique barcode in the DNA of all blood stem cells and their progenitor cells, allowing scientists to see how blood forms.

Bone marrow device generating blood cells developed

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

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

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

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

German scientists create artificial bone marrow

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

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

Growing blood forming cells in petri dish

By transferring four genes into mouse fibroblast cells, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have produced cells that resemble hematopoietic stem cells, which produce millions of new blood cells in the human body every day.

Blood cells coaxed back into stem cell state

Johns Hopkins scientists have developed the reliable method.

Blood cells coaxed back into stem cell state

Johns Hopkins scientists have developed the reliable method.

Gene variant in East Asians could explain resistance to cancer drugs

Scientists have now found answer to why some patients fail to respond to some of the most successful cancer drugs.

Platelets `key to forming immune system`

When bacteria enter blood, they rapidly become coated in platelets, a researcher was quoted as saying.

`Amazing` therapy wipes out leukemia in study

Scientists are reporting the first clear success with a new approach for treating leukemia turning the patients` own blood cells into assassins that hunt and destroy their cancer cells.

Skin treatment using blood cells to be tried on patients

The new treatment which will make best use of the patients` own platelets.

Skin treatment using blood cells to be tried on patients

The new treatment which will make best use of the patients` own platelets.