Haematology
Scientists redefine how human blood is made

Scientists redefine how human blood is made

Toronto: Turning conventional wisdom on its head, a team of Canadian scientists has discovered a completely new view of how human blood is made. more

Blood from single donor lowers risk of illness

Blood from single donor lowers risk of illness

Washington (IANS): Using fresh whole blood from a single donor is better than using component blood from multiple donors in paediatric heart surgery, a new study shows. more

Changing blood types comes closer

Changing blood types comes closer

Ottawa (IANS): Canadian researchers, including one of Indian origin, have now developed a way to transform all donated blood into a neutral type that can be given to any patient. more

Researchers find a way to prevent artificial haemoglobin from releasing toxic chemical heme

Researchers find a way to prevent artificial haemoglobin from releasing toxic chemical heme

New Delhi: A team of researchers from Delhi University has found a way to stop lab-made haemoglobin from releasing toxic chemical heme (haem). This finding is a significant step in making haemoglobin protein in the lab that will not be toxic and hence can be used as blood substitute, according to the researchers. more

Genetic link found for anticoagulant bleeding in Indians

Genetic link found for anticoagulant bleeding in Indians

New Delhi: Genetic researchers of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi claim to have developed world’s first genetic-bleeding risk score (GBRS) for patients on oral anticoagulant therapy. more

Indian researchers find faster way to detect sepsis in newborn

Indian researchers find faster way to detect sepsis in newborn

New Delhi: Indian researchers have devised a method that can immensely reduce the detection time of sepsis, one of the most common problems in newborn in India, thus reducing antibiotics usage. more

Indian doctors’ software distinguishes malaria from dengue

Indian doctors’ software distinguishes malaria from dengue

New Delhi: Indian doctors in collaboration with a Russian lab have developed software to differentiate dengue, malaria and other viral fevers, otherwise a challenging task due to their similar symptoms, an official said on Friday. more

White blood cells found to play key role in controlling red blood cell levels

White blood cells found to play key role in controlling red blood cell levels

Washington: Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found that macrophages – white blood cells that play a key role in the immune response – also help to both produce and eliminate the body’s red blood cells (RBCs). more

Indian researchers unravel mystery of platelet aging

Indian researchers unravel mystery of platelet aging

Varanasi: Dr Debabrata Dash, professor and head, department of biochemistry, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), and his students Manasa K Nayak and Paresh P Kulkarni have unravelled the molecular underpinning of platelet ageing. more

Fresh blood not better, clinical trial shows

Fresh blood not better, clinical trial shows

Toronto: In a finding that runs counter to commonly held beliefs about fresh being better, a clinical trial published by the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that acutely ill premature babies who received fresher blood did not fare better than those who received the current standard of care. There was no difference between the two approaches with respect to major organ injury, mortality and infection. more