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Humans Never Stopped Evolving
John Hawks | Aug 1, 2016
The emergence of blood abnormalities, an adult ability to digest milk, and changes in our physical appearance point to the continued evolution of the human race.
Distinguishing Circulating Tumor from Normal Cell-Free DNA
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 19, 2016
Fragments of circulating DNA from tumors are around 20 to 30 base pairs shorter than those from healthy cells, researchers report.
A Blood Test To Determine When Antibiotics Are Warranted
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 7, 2016
Scientists can assay gene activity to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections.
Theranos in Criminal Probe
Kerry Grens | Apr 19, 2016
Federal officials are investigating whether the diagnostics company misled investors.
Blood Cell Development Reimagined
Bob Grant | Nov 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.
New Virus Discovered in Human Blood
Jef Akst | Sep 23, 2015
Researchers identify a novel virus in blood samples taken in the 1970s.
Jef Akst | May 14, 2015
An 11-gene set may help identify sepsis early, before it’s too late.
Leukemia Under the Lens, 1845
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Alfred Donné’s microscopic daguerreotypes described the cellular symptoms of leukemia for the first time.
Polymer Helps Blood Clot
Jef Akst | Mar 5, 2015
An injectable solution stops bleeding in rats with nicked femoral arteries.
Engineered Biomarkers Could ID Cancer Cells
Jenny Rood | Feb 23, 2015
Scientists develop synthetic blood-based biomarkers to amplify tumor signals in a mouse model.