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blood cell

[′bləd ‚sel]
(histology)
An erythrocyte or a leukocyte.
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Dr Ashley Toye - one of the senior authors on the study and Director of the NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit said: 'This work has shown that it is now possible to manipulate the red blood cell surface to better understand the process of malaria invasion.
In MDS, the number of healthy, functional blood cells decreases.
For example, a low hematocrit may mean the cat has suffered blood loss, is not producing enough red blood cells, or that red blood cells are being inappropriately destroyed in the bloodstream.
[USA], Sep 04 ( ANI ): A new study sheds light on how sickle-cell disease occurs when deformed red blood cells clump together, blocking tiny blood vessels and causing severe pain and swelling in the affected body parts.
While none of the scientists recommend going overboard on calories and sugar either, the healthy males in the study who instead consumed a meal with the same number of calories but no fat - three big bowls of sugar-coated flakes with no-fat milk - did not experience the same harmful changes to their blood, red blood cells, and blood vessels.
BOSTON, Mass., March 19, 2018 -- By taking a deep dive into the molecular underpinnings of the rare blood disorder Diamond-Blackfan anemia, scientists have discovered what drives the development of mature red blood cells from the earliest form of blood cells, called hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells.
Scientists used "pluripotent" stem cells capable of creating every kind of tissue in the body to manufacture a broad range of human blood cells.
Blood tests can point to the source of your anemia by measuring iron, folate, and vitamin B12 (the last two are vitamins needed for red blood cell production).
Now, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, led by Rashid Bashir, PhD, have demonstrated a biosensor capable of counting blood cells electrically using only a drop of blood.
Red blood cells constitute approximately 40 to 45 percent of the blood and carry oxygen from the lungs to tissues via iron-based molecules called hemoglobin.
The US Food and Drug Administration has granted German health care company Fresenius Kabi an Investigational Device Exemption for the investigational use of the Fenwal Amicus Red Blood Cell Exchange system in treating patients with sickle cell disease, the company said on Thursday.
Genetically disabling one of those pore-forming proteins, called PPLP2, allows the malaria parasites to break free of the vacuole but keeps them firmly sealed inside the red blood cell, Glushakova and colleagues discovered.