Orthostatic hypotension is a drop in blood pressure that occurs when moving from a laying down (supine) position to a standing (upright) position. The word “orthostasis” means to stand up, so the condition is defined as low blood pressure (hypotension) that occurs upon standing. When standing up, gravity moves blood from the upper body to […]Continue Reading ...
While some cereals may be the breakfast of champions, a UBC professor suggests people with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) should be reaching for something else. Associate Professor Jonathan Little, who teaches in UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences, published a study this week demonstrating that a high-fat, low-carb breakfast (LCBF) can help those […]Continue Reading ...
Contrary to prior belief, the white blood cells enter the spleen primarily via vessels in the red pulp. The research results change thoroughly our perception of the spleen producing antibodies vital for the human body. Spleen is our largest lymphoid organ. Its function is to eliminate outdated red blood cells and to produce antibodies against […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the University of Sydney have used biomechanical engineering techniques to unlock the mystery surrounding the mechanical forces that influence blood clotting. The findings take researchers one step closer to developing new anti-thrombotic drugs without the serious side effects that cause fatal bleeding. While coagulation–the activation of platelets clumping together–is key to stopping blood […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers discover new cell population that can help in regenerative processes When organs or tissues are damaged, new blood vessels must form as they play a vital role in bringing nutrients and eliminating waste. This is the only way for organs and tissues to resume their normal function. At present, the injection of growth factors […]Continue Reading ...
It was shown that co-culturing HeLa adenocarcinoma cells, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, and mesenchymal stromal cells results in changes in the proliferative activity of the peripheral blood mononuclear cells and mesenchymal stromal cell populations. She will be allocated 600 thousand rubles in funding for her inquiries into oncosuppressors and apoptosis activation. “Currently, it’s very important […]Continue Reading ...
The drug colchicine, used to treat the arthritic condition gout, could potentially reduce complications accompanying metabolic syndrome, a combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugar and other conditions that increase the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Their study appears in Diabetes, Endocrinology, […]Continue Reading ...
Older adults with type 1 diabetes typically have low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, for more than an hour a day, suggests research to be presented Monday, March 25 at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in New Orleans, La. Those who are not aware their blood sugar is too low can spend […]Continue Reading ...
On a normal day, the cells of a human liver do what they do best – making key blood proteins, clearing toxins from the blood and sending their remains down the digestive tract in a never-ending stream of bile. But when something comes along that badly injures enough of those cells – such as a […]Continue Reading ...
In the veins, stem cells constantly mature and develop into different blood cells that are necessary for the body to work properly. Now researchers from the University of Copenhagen and EMBL in Heidelberg have discovered exactly how a specific mutation in the stem cells in the blood can obstruct this maturation process. In a new […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have discovered that a family of lipids (fats) contribute to the development of a serious aortic disease, by driving clotting in the blood vessel wall. The findings could lead to the development of new treatments for this potentially life threatening condition. The team, led by researchers at Cardiff University, in collaboration with colleagues at […]Continue Reading ...
Hematologist Daniel Bauer, MD, PhD in the lab Credit: KC Cohen/Boston Children’s Hospital Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have developed a strategy to treat two of the most common inherited blood diseases—sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia—applying CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to patients’ own blood […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in and around the Boston area in the U.S. and one in Finland has identified hundreds of possible causal variants associated with blood cell traits, and tied them to important blood-related mechanisms. The team sought to learn more about genetic variants in blood […]Continue Reading ...
In a breakthrough study of sickle cell disease, biomedical engineers in the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering have revealed that the building blocks of the disease are much less efficient at organizing than previously thought. The findings open the door to new treatments, including new medicines that could be prescribed at lower […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have developed a strategy to treat two of the most common inherited blood diseases — sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia — applying CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to patients’ own blood stem cells. Described this week in Nature Medicine and […]Continue Reading ...
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