blood diseases

Bioengineered protein may help fight leukemia


February 19th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists have announced a breakthrough discovery in understanding how the body fights leukemia.They have identified a protein called CD19-ligand (CD19-L) located on the surface of certain white blood ... Read more...

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‘Sniff’ device helps paralysed mother ‘talk’ to family


July 27th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) A woman trapped in a paralysed body has been able to 'talk' to her family once again, thanks to an amazing device that converts sniffs into speech. The 51-year-old ... Read more...

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Even mild lung condition reduces heart’s pumping ability


January 21st, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): A new American study has found that the common lung condition, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), brings down the heart's function even when the disorder shows no or ... Read more...

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Is Devil’s Claw the key to treating arthritis?


August 17th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Deep in Africa's Kalahari desert lies the Devil's Claw, a plant that may hold the key to effective treatments for arthritis, tendonitis and other illnesses that affect millions ... Read more...

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Mice study provides clues to curing blood diseases via prenatal cell transplantation


August 17th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): Showing that the mother's immune response interferes with the offspring's earlier ability to tolerate transplanted donor cells, a new animal study has helped scientists resolve an apparent contradiction ... Read more...

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New ‘biofactories’ produce rare healing substances in endangered Devil’s claw plant


August 17th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): A group of scientists has reported the development of new 'biofactories' which can produce rare healing substances in the endangered Devil's claw plant.The Devil's claw plant, which lies ... Read more...

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Embryo’s heartbeat drives formation of blood stem cell


May 14th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Biologists have puzzled over why the heart begins beating so early in the foetus, before the tissues actually need blood infusion. Two groups of researchers from Children's Hospital ... Read more...

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Embryo’s heartbeat triggers blood stem cell formation


May 14th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers have found that heartbeat and blood circulation play key role in the formation of blood cells in embryos.The finding might provide an answer ... Read more...

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Scientists identify genetic abnormality that can increase blood disorders risk


March 16th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have identified a common genetic sequence abnormality that can increase the risk of certain blood disorders.Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) ... Read more...

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Protein behind growth of blood cells unveiled


August 14th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): Experts at The Children''s Hospital of Philadelphia have discovered that a protein called Lnk is key to the normal growth of blood cells, shedding new light on ... Read more...

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Paris Hilton makes generous donation to LA Childrens Hospital


June 27th, 2008 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): Paris Hilton has made an extremely generous donation towards the construction of a new 460,000 square-foot medical tower at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, hospital officials have announced.Hospital ... Read more...

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Now heart and blood cells from mouse skin cells


May 1st, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Cardiac cells grown from mouse skin cells can be re-programmed into cells with the same unlimited properties as embryonic stem cells, according to a promising new study. The ... Read more...

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Scientists create heart, blood cells from reprogrammed mouse skin cells


May 1st, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Experts at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have successfully created functioning cardiac cells from mouse skin cells.The researchers have revealed that they began their study ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Paul Newman seeing top cancer expert?


March 18th, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Octagenarian actor Paul Newman has been seeing a leading cancer specialist for several months, if reports are to be believed. Sources have revealed that the Oscar-winner actor, ... Read more...

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Paul Newmans health concerns resurface


March 14th, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 14 (ANI): Legendary Hollywood star Paul Newman added fuel to speculations that he is suffering from cancer or serious blood diseases by absenting himself from a City Center ... Read more...

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Scientists identify great-granddaddy of human blood cells


December 13th, 2007 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 13(ANI): Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered a human blood cell that impersonates the great-grandparent of all the cells of the blood.The researchers believed that the ... Read more...

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Scientists close in on creating new immune system using stem cells


November 23rd, 2007 - 12:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): New studies in mice have brought researchers closer to the goal of transplanting adult stem cells to create a new immune system for people with autoimmune or genetic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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