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Researchers design model for automated, wearable artificial kidney

21 Jul 2008 – New and Emerging Blood Therapies
Two researchers from UCLA and the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System have developed a design for an automated, wearable artificial kidney, or AWAK, that avoids the complications … – more

Fish oil and red yeast rice studied for lowering blood cholesterol

21 Jul 2008 – New and Emerging Blood Therapies
A great deal of scientific evidence shows that cholesterol-reducing medications known as statins can help prevent coronary artery disease. Although the safety of these medications has been well … – more

Mayo clinic spearheads research to discover unsuspected gene for atrial fibrillation

21 Jul 2008 – Hot Blood Topics
Mayo Clinic researchers have found a gene mutation linked to one family’s hereditary form of atrial fibrillation. Researchers hope this discovery will lead to better understanding of the disease and, … – more

Bosentan improves quality of life for patients with pulmonary hypertension

20 Jul 2008 – Effective Blood Treatments
Recent studies have shown that bosentan therapy greatly improves the quality of life for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). According to a study in Respirology published by … – more

Fish oil and red yeast rice studied for lowering blood cholesterol

16 Jul 2008 – New and Emerging Blood Therapies
A great deal of scientific evidence shows that cholesterol-reducing medications known as statins can help prevent coronary artery disease. Although the safety of these medications has been well … – more

Research provides insight into development of common congenital circulatory defects

16 Jul 2008 – Hot Blood Topics
University of Pittsburgh-led researchers could provide new insight into how two common congenital circulatory problems—aortic arch deformity and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)—develop … – more

Scientists use stem cells from the umbilical cord to treat hepatic diseases

15 Jul 2008 – Effective Blood Treatments
UGR News Scientists from the University of Granada (Spain), in collaboration with the University of León, have confirmed that stem cells from human umbilical cord blood can be an appropriate … – more

Researchers describe how Norwalk virus enters intestinal cells

14 Jul 2008 – General Blood News
Nearly 30 years ago, scientists studying the Norwalk virus – a virulent intestinal bug – found that as many as 20 percent of individuals exposed to it resisted infection. Later, they … – more

Finding suggests novel ways to boost vaccination or natural defenses

13 Jul 2008 – New and Emerging Blood Therapies
Our bodies rely on the production of potent, or ‘high affinity’, antibodies to fight infection. The process is very complex, yet Sydney scientists have discovered that it hinges on a single molecule, … – more

What works to prevent HIV among heterosexual African Americans?

11 Jul 2008 – General Blood News
Behavioural HIV prevention interventions targeting heterosexual African Americans that are proven to work require several key characteristics, according to UCSF researchers. – more

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