Tag: red blood cells

Innovation, Research

New antibiotic fights drug-resistant bacteria without notable toxic side-effects

May 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Through serendipity, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health considerably reduced the toxicity of a potential antibiotic against the most feared drug-resistant bacteria, while also improving its stability in fighting infections. The new antibiotic -; administered […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Encapsulating two drugs in same nanovector can greatly improve drug delivery

August 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Encapsulating two drugs with different properties into nanovesicles surrounded by antibodies can greatly improve their delivery and efficacy, according to a study led by Xavier Fernández Busquets, director of the joint Nanomalaria unit at the Institute for Bionengineering of Catalonia […]

News, Wellness

This is how a single high-fat meal can lead to heart disease

April 3, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

New research, published in the journal Laboratory Investigation, finds dramatic and almost immediate changes in the blood vessels of healthy men after they have consumed a single high-fat meal. It is well known that a diet high in saturated fat […]


Vitamin B12 supplementation could offer protection against impacts of air pollution

March 17, 2017

Via: The Medical News

New research has recommended that those living in heavily polluted cities such as London, could benefit by supplementing B vitamins. A study published by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences highlighted that taking a supplement containing B12 […]

Innovation, Research

How the spleen filters blood

June 28, 2016

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Red blood cells must be small and flexible enough to squeeze through the tiniest capillaries of the body, where they deliver oxygen to surrounding cells. In the late 1960s, scientists proposed that the minute dimensions of these capillaries, which are […]

Innovation, Research

Genetic code of red blood cells discovered

June 3, 2016

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Eight days. That’s how long it takes for skin cells to reprogram into red blood cells. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, together with colleagues at Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona, have successfully identified the four genetic keys that […]


Sickle Cell Disease Highlights Racial Disparities In Healthcare

June 19, 2015

Via: Forbes

It’s World Sickle Cell Day. How much of the difference in access to care and research dollars for sickle cell disease is due to racism and economic differences, I wondered, especially framed now by the racial tensions fueled by the […]