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Equivocal Findings of Alzheimer’s Trial Using Young Blood

By Catherine Offord | November 6, 2017

A team of Stanford University researchers say that administering young people’s blood plasma to Alzheimer’s patients could improve cognitive function, but the results have been criticized.

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Keeping the Blood Supply Zika-Free

By Diana Kwon | April 7, 2017

Blood donation centers across the U.S. are required to screen samples for signs of the mosquito-borne virus. Some have questioned whether it’s always necessary.

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FDA OKs Zika Test for Blood Donations

By Tanya Lewis | March 31, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration approves conditional use of an investigational test for Zika virus.

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Trialed Ebola Treatment Ineffective

By Catherine Offord | January 8, 2016

Field tests fail to show improved prognosis for Ebola-infected patients treated with survivors’ blood plasma.

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Ebola Update

By Jef Akst | December 17, 2014

Plasma-based therapy trials begin in West Africa; NIH-GSK vaccine shows promise in Phase 1; the real statistics

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image: Next Generation: Precision Blood Rinsing

Next Generation: Precision Blood Rinsing

By Molly Sharlach | 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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Artificial Blood Is Patient-Ready

By Jef Akst | April 16, 2014

In the midst of news that engineered organs are being implanted into animals and people, researchers announce the creation of artificial blood for transplant.

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Canadian Scientist Declines Award

By Kate Yandell | March 25, 2013

A University of Alberta researcher refuses to accept a prestigious scientific award because he thought two of his collaborators should have also been honored.

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image: First Lab-grown Blood Transfusion

First Lab-grown Blood Transfusion

By Jef Akst | November 16, 2011

Blood cells derived from a person’s bone marrow stem cells are injected back into his body.

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