Jennifer Reilly, an active, healthy 27-year-old woman, was surprised to wake in the night with an agonizing headache. The next day, she related the incident to a co-worker, who insisted she see a doctor. At the UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Liebeskind informed her that she’d had a stroke. “I was really skeptical,” said Reilly. She … Read More

A potential new tool in the ongoing fight against Ebola has been developed by researchers at Harvard, and it fits on a piece of paper. Dr. James Collins, who led one of the teams involved in designing the system, described it as an “in vitro, sterile, abiotic operating system upon which we can rationally design … Read More

The phrase “Father Time is undefeated” is common in sports, especially for aging athletes. It means that age will eventually catch up with these athletes, diminishing their physical abilities. Athletes, such as Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods, however, have received platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to speed up the healing process for injuries and play longer. What is PRP, and … Read More

Is height important? It can be when riding a roller coaster or trying out for the school’s volleyball team. Generally, however, height doesn’t have a significant impact on people’s daily lives. But a new study done by researchers at the University of Leicester may just change that perception. According to their findings, height is correlated with a decreased risk … Read More

Blood is important to how our bodies function. Blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, which carry oxygen, work in the immune system, and help form blood clots respectively. It would not be wrong to claim that blood can be found running everywhere throughout our bodies in blood vessels, considering the many roles that blood plays. … Read More

Of all the known malarial complications so far, cerebral malaria is the deadliest. Malaria, a parasitic disease transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito, kills an estimated one million people yearly. Malaria can be fatal, especially in children under the age of five, and it causes serious complications, including breathing problems, organ failure, severe anemia, … Read More

Each year, doctors regularly face type O blood shortages because of its high demand. As a result, scientists around the world have scrambled to find solutions to this pressing issue. While it may seem like a far-fetched concept created by science-fiction authors, scientists at the University of British Columbia of Canada (UBC) have developed an enzyme … Read More

Vampires may have figured out the connection between eternal life and blood long ago, but they got the drinking part wrong. Scientists conducting aging research have discovered that through the sharing of blood circulation between old and young mice by a procedure called parabiosis, the healing process of damaged organ tissue in old mice improved … Read More

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