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Equivocal Findings of Alzheimer’s Trial Using Young Blood
Catherine Offord | Nov 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.
Keeping the Blood Supply Zika-Free
Diana Kwon | Apr 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.
FDA OKs Zika Test for Blood Donations
Tanya Lewis | Mar 31, 2016
The US Food and Drug Administration approves conditional use of an investigational test for Zika virus.
Trialed Ebola Treatment Ineffective
Catherine Offord | Jan 8, 2016
Field tests fail to show improved prognosis for Ebola-infected patients treated with survivors’ blood plasma.
Jef Akst | Dec 17, 2014
Plasma-based therapy trials begin in West Africa; NIH-GSK vaccine shows promise in Phase 1; the real statistics
Next Generation: Precision Blood Rinsing
Molly Sharlach | Nov 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.
Artificial Blood Is Patient-Ready
Jef Akst | Apr 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.
Canadian Scientist Declines Award
Kate Yandell | Mar 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.
First Lab-grown Blood Transfusion
Jef Akst | Nov 16, 2011
Blood cells derived from a person’s bone marrow stem cells are injected back into his body.