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June 24, 2019

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To Be or Not to Be a White Blood Cell, That Is the Question

Japanese scientists have revealed a biological 'switch' that influences whether an immature blood cell would develop into a red blood cell or a subtype of white blood cell called myeloid ... read more

Risk of Maternal Death Doubled in Pregnant Women With Anemia

Pregnant women with anemia are twice as likely to die during or shortly after pregnancy compared to those without the condition, according to a major international ... read more

Relatively Unknown Gene Linked to Early Emergence of Blood Diseases

Researchers have discovered the contribution of a specific gene in the proper development of blood cells that give rise to hematopoietic stem cells. The findings identify a potential target for the ... read more

Anemia Discovery Offers New Targets to Treat Fatigue in Millions

Researchers have discovered an unknown biological process that controls the production of vital cells that carry oxygen throughout the body. The discovery could help doctors develop new treatments ... read more

New Quick, Portable Test for Iron, Vitamin A Deficiency Could Save Lives

Engineers and nutritionists have created a swift solution for a challenging global health problem: a low-cost, rapid test to detect iron and vitamin A deficiencies at the point of ... read more

Definitive Global Transfusion Study Supports Patient Safety, Positive Patient Outcomes

Lower thresholds for blood transfusions during cardiac surgery have proven to be safe and provide good patient outcomes compared to traditional thresholds, according to the largest research study ... read more

New Portable Blood Analyzer Could Improve Anemia Detection Worldwide

To reduce the burden of anemia, health officials need a better picture of the disease's global impact, an understanding made viable by a portable and affordable way to analyze blood. Researchers ... read more

Long-Term Follow-Up After Weight-Loss Surgery Finds High Rate of Anemia

Researchers found a high rate of anemia 10 years after patients received Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, suggesting that long-term follow-up with a bariatric specialist is important to lessen the risk for ... read more

Astronauts Don't Develop Anemia During Spaceflight, NASA Study Suggests

Space flight anemia -- the reduction of circulating red blood cells during time spent in space -- is an established phenomenon, but it may not be a major concern during long-duration space missions, ... read more

How Immature Cells Grow Up to Be Red Blood Cells

Researchers have identified the mechanism behind red blood cell specialization and revealed that it is controlled by an enzyme called UBE2O. This finding could spark the development of new treatments ... read more

New Gene Mutation Associated With Defective DNA Repair and Fanconi Anemia

Fanconi anemia is a rare genetic disease characterized by hematologic symptoms and high cancer risk. Mutations in nearly 20 different genes have been identified in patients with Fanconi anemia. ... read more

Simple Blood Test Predicts Anemia Risk After Malaria Treatment

Researchers have adapted an existing diagnostic test for malaria to predict the dangerous complications that sometimes arise after the parasite is eradicated from patients' ... read more

Imprecise Iron Supplementation Can Spur Increase in Salmonella

Individuals who do not produce enough iron are anemic, and often experience fatigue. One common remedy is for physicians to prescribe an iron infusion to their anemic patients. This makes sense, but ... read more

Traditional Treatment Is Better for Iron-Deficiency Anemia, Clinical Trial Shows

A clinical trial compared new and traditional treatments for iron-deficiency anemia and determined that the traditional treatment, ferrous sulfate, can more effectively treat the anemia in young ... read more

Sanitation Access Linked to Children's Growth and Health

An estimated 1 billion people in the world live without access to any type of sanitation facility, such as a toilet or latrine. Sanitation access is known to be associated with the risk of ... read more

Hospital-Acquired Anemia More Common, Increases Risks

One in three patients hospitalized for medical problems experienced a drop in their red blood cell count due to the hospitalization -- a concept called hospital-acquired anemia, new research ... read more

'Molecular Prosthetics' Can Replace Missing Proteins to Treat Disease

Researchers have demonstrated that a small molecule can transport iron in human cells and live animals when proteins that normally do the same job are missing, a condition that often causes severe ... read more

Compound Corrects Iron-Delivery Defects

Investigators describe a compound known as Hinokitiol which can correct iron-delivery defects in preclinical models. Their study lays the groundwork for investigating Hinkitiol's full potential ... read more

How Blood Can Be Rejuvenated

Our blood stem cells generate around a thousand billion new blood cells every day. But the blood stem cells’ capacity to produce blood changes as we age. This leads to older people being more ... read more

Testosterone Treatment Improves Bone Density and Anemia, May Lead to Cardiac Risk

Testosterone treatment improved bone density and anemia for men over 65 with unequivocally low testosterone, a new study has concluded. However, testosterone treatment did not improve cognitive ... read more

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