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Cyropreservation and Low Temperature Biology in Blood Transfusion

Cyropreservation and Low Temperature Biology in Blood Transfusion     ... Read More

Nucleic Acid-Amplification Testing Further Safeguards Nation’s Blood Supply, NHLBI Study Shows

State-of-the-art testing systems to screen donated blood have improved the safety of the nation's blood supply by... Read More

New insights into the mystery of high risk platelets from diabetic donors

Amid emerging concerns that blood platelets donated for transfusion by individuals with Type 2 diabetes may be unsafe,... Read More


Definition noun, plural: antiserums, antisera A serum containing immunoglobulins that act against specified... Read More

Sperm cryopreservation: is there a significant risk of cross-contamination?

Opinions Interest in the subject of sperm cryopreservation has a long history, with thousands of published articles in the... Read More

Weaving cartilage at zero g: the reality of tissue engineering in space

Proem tissue n [L, texere, to weave] . . . an aggregate of cells usu. of a particular kind together with their... Read More


Antigen Definition What is an antigen? A simple definition is that an antigen refers to any substance that triggers an... Read More

An eight-year follow-up national study of medical school and general hospital ethics committees in Japan

An eight-year follow-up national study of medical school and general hospital ethics committees in Japan Akira Akabayashi1,... Read More


Compatible 1. (Science: pharmacology) Capable of harmonious coexistence, of medications, suitable for simultaneous... Read More


Definition noun, plural: leukocytes Any of the nucleated blood cells that lack hemoglobin, and whose main function involves... Read More

Sexually transmitted disease

Definition noun, plural: sexually transmitted diseases (pathology) A disease that is primarily contracted through sexual... Read More


Donor (Science: biology) An individual organism that supplies living tissue to be used in another body, as a person who... Read More

Gastric algid malaria

Gastric algid malaria See: algid malaria. Induced malaria, malaria acquired by artificial means, e.g., via blood... Read More


Definition noun, plural: hemolysins An agent or substance that causes hemolysis, i.e. the lysis of red blood cells resulting... Read More


Definition noun, plural: agglutinins Any substance, usually of biological origin, that causes agglutination or clumping... Read More


Definition noun A condition characterized by a deficiency of amniotic fluid Supplement The amniotic fluid is the fluid that... Read More


Definition noun, plural: erythrocytes A blood cell with hemoglobin-rich cytoplasm and whose main function is to transport... Read More


Agglutination Definition What does agglutination mean? It generally refers to the process of sticking together or the... Read More

Blood group substance

Blood group substance blood group-specific substances a and B, solution of complexes of polysaccharides and amino acids that... Read More


Allele Definition What are alleles? An allele is a term coined to describe a specific copy of a gene. Genes, the DNA... Read More


sequester 1. To separate from the owner for a time; to take from parties in controversy and put into the possession of an... Read More


Definition noun, plural: peritonea (anatomy) The serous membrane forming the lining of the abdominal cavity or... Read More


recipient One who receives, as blood in transfusion or a tissue or organ... Read More


Definition noun (1) Fluid through which cellular components of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid are suspended (2)... Read More

Hitting HIV where it hides

Andrew I Dayton Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Division of Emerging and Transfusion Transmitted Diseases,... Read More

Huge proportion of maternal deaths worldwide are preventable

A study published in PLoS Medicine this week suggests that of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth in sub-Saharan... Read More

Deactivation of phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate/Akt signaling mediates neutrophil spontaneous death

Daocheng Zhu, Hidenori Hattori, Hakryul Jo, Yonghui Jia, Kulandayan K. Subramanian, Fabien Loison, Jian You, Yi Le, Marek... Read More

Einstein Researchers Develop Blood Substitute That Shows Promise For Use In Emergency Situations

An artificial blood product developed by researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is showing great promise... Read More

West Nile Virus Can Cause Polio-like Symptoms

HONOLULU, HI More evidence shows that West Nile virus can cause a polio-like syndrome with paralysis and impaired... Read More

Environmental and social influences on emerging infectious diseases: past, present and future

Abstract During the processes of human population dispersal around the world over the past 50 000–100 000 years along... Read More

Turning blood into universal “friendlier” type

One of the crucial needs that arise during or after a devastating natural disaster is the availability of the "universal"... Read More