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Image of the Day: Bygone Blood Cells

By | April 11, 2017

These fossilized red blood cells (right), found in an ancient, blood-engorged Amblyomma tick (left), likely belonged to primates.

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Antimalarial Drug Mechanism Explained

By | December 29, 2015

Artemisinin targets multiple parasite proteins after being activated by the iron in heme cofactors.

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Blood Cell Development Reimagined

By | November 9, 2015

A new study is rewriting 50 years of biological dogma by suggesting that mature blood cells develop much more rapidly from stem cells than previously thought.

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Researchers report finding evidence of red blood cells and proteins in 75-million-year-old dinosaur fossils.

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Next Generation: Precision Blood Rinsing

By | November 25, 2014

A microfluidic device can safely remove glycerol from thawed red blood cells in minutes, potentially making frozen blood more feasible for routine transfusions.

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Microparticles Deliver Oxygen

By | June 29, 2012

Researchers have developed fast-dissolving particles that may one day prevent organ damage or death by instantly infusing oxygen into the blood.

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Self-Harm for Self-Defense

By | June 20, 2012

To protect themselves during malaria infections, mice can kill their own healthy red blood cells, cutting off the parasite’s primary resource.

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image: Opinion: Misleading Drug Trials

Opinion: Misleading Drug Trials

By | May 14, 2012

Amgen’s incomplete report on an early major trial of epoetin misled the medical community about the anemia drug’s risks and benefits—and helped make Amgen rich.

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