The Biology of Blood Cells
New research has examined the crucial steps involved that turn brand new blood cells into immune cells or red blood cells, and how disruptions to this process can lead to blood diseases like leukemia.
Game Changer: Leukemia More Complex than Thought
Researchers at Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI) and collaborators at St Jude Children's Research Hospital are challenging the conventional view of how leukemia progresses.
Leukemia and Brain Cancer Linked by Genetic Mutation
Researchers have revealed how a genetic mutation closely linked to some brain cancers and leukemia may contribute to cancer development.
Malaria, You've Been Busted!
Australian scientists have achieved the most detailed and vivid images of the malaria parasite invading red blood cells ever to be captured, offering a glimpse into how the mosquito-borne illness works.
Stem Cells Could Save Your Spine
Stem cells created by Athersys, Inc. have proved successful in stimulating nerve cell growth and reducing inflammation in mice after spinal cord injury.
Leukemia: Finding the Cause of the Cause
Researchers at Université du Québec à Montréal have identified a gene that may improve the diagnosis of B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia, the most prevalent leukemia in children younger than 20 years of age.
The Gift that Keeps on Giving
Have you saved a life this month? It's not too late. January is Blood Donor Month, so find your local donation center, hold out your arm and look the other direction.
Lab-Grown Blood Vessels a Reality
Researchers in Texas have achieved a major feat in the field of regenerative medicine, successfully creating lab-grown blood vessels that function in mice.
Building Synthetic Blood
Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have gotten closer to the creation of synthetic blood by creating tiny, flexible particles that can circulate in the body and closely mimic red blood cells.