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Platelets

Despite shortage, 6 lakh litres of blood wasted in five years across India: Report

Lack of coordination between blood banks and hospitals has resulted in wastage of blood, including red blood cells and plasma as the life-saving components could not be used before their expiry date, says the report.

Apr 24, 2017, 11:58 AM IST

3D bone marrow to make platelets on demand

In a major breakthrough that may go a long way in saving lives, scientists have developed a three-dimensional tissue system that can generate functional human platelets.

Feb 19, 2015, 18:19 PM IST

New synthetic platelets for better bleeding control

 Scientists, including two of Indian-origin, have developed new synthetic platelets that mimic and outperform natural platelets at controlling bleeding.

Nov 23, 2014, 13:51 PM IST

Progeny 'mega cells' pivotal in adult stem cell transplant

A new research has identified that 'megakaryocytes' or 'megacells' are responsible for playing a critical role in adult stem cell transplant.

Oct 20, 2014, 14:57 PM IST

Give dengue a tough fight; increase platelets count

A list of food items to help you fight the deadly disease more effectively

Oct 06, 2014, 20:00 PM IST

Bedtime aspirin may cut morning heart attack risk

A new study has suggested that taking aspirin at bedtime instead of in the morning might reduce acute heart events.

Nov 20, 2013, 15:39 PM IST

New urine test to detect blood clots

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a simple urine test to detect dangerous blood clots, which can cause life-threatening conditions such as strokes and heart attacks.

Oct 17, 2013, 16:23 PM IST

Novel approach to create red blood cells, platelets in vitro could reduce need for blood donations

Researchers have identified a novel approach to create an unlimited number of human red blood cells and platelets in vitro.

May 31, 2013, 15:12 PM IST

Nanoparticles that can stop bleeding quickly developed

Japanese researchers claim to have developed nanoparticles that can stop bleeding more quickly, which could help people with serious traumatic bleeding in emergency situations.

Sep 05, 2012, 19:36 PM IST

Platelets `key to forming immune system`

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

Nov 08, 2011, 18:22 PM IST

Synthetic platelets to halt internal, external bleeding

American researchers have successfully developed synthetic platelets that will aid in reducing external and internal bleeding that is often fatal.

Dec 18, 2009, 09:40 AM IST

Synthetic platelets to halt internal, external bleeding

American researchers have successfully developed synthetic platelets that will aid in reducing external and internal bleeding that is often fatal.

Dec 18, 2009, 00:00 AM IST