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Woman Seemingly Cured of HIV After Umbilical Cord Transplant
Umbilical cord blood may be a good alternative to bone marrow transplants for treating HIV in patients with HIV and cancer.
Woman Seemingly Cured of HIV After Umbilical Cord Transplant
Woman Seemingly Cured of HIV After Umbilical Cord Transplant

Umbilical cord blood may be a good alternative to bone marrow transplants for treating HIV in patients with HIV and cancer.

Umbilical cord blood may be a good alternative to bone marrow transplants for treating HIV in patients with HIV and cancer.

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Exercise-Associated Protein Boosts Brain Function in Mice
Chloe Tenn | Dec 9, 2021
A study that transfused plasma from active to inactive mice suggests the protein clusterin enhances cognition.
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WHO Rejects Convalescent Plasma Treatment for COVID-19
Chloe Tenn | Dec 6, 2021
Current evidence suggests the treatment does not improve survival or reduce the need for ventilation in COVID-19 patients, the World Health Organization says.
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Opinion: What the History of Blood Transfusion Reveals About Risk
Paul A. Offit | Sep 1, 2021
Every medical intervention—even one with a centuries-long history—brings dangers, some of which become clear only later.
Researchers Who Discovered Hepatitis C Earn Nobel Prize
Max Kozlov | Oct 5, 2020
Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles Rice share the Physiology or Medicine award for their contributions to identifying the virus and demonstrating that it was responsible for hepatitis among blood transfusion recipients.
Infographic: How to Catch Cheating Athletes
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 1, 2019
Anti-doping agencies are tracking levels of various molecules in athletes’ blood and urine over time to increase their ability to detect drug misuse.
Equivocal Findings of Alzheimer’s Trial Using Young Blood
Catherine Offord | Nov 5, 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 7, 2016
Field tests fail to show improved prognosis for Ebola-infected patients treated with survivors’ blood plasma.
Ebola Update
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.