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Biofriendly protocells pump up blood vessels

An international team of researchers from Bristol and China has prepared biocompatible protocells that generate nitric oxide gas – a known reagent for blood vessel dilation – that when placed inside blood vessels expand the biological tissue. In a new study published in Nature Chemistry, Professor Stephen Mann and Dr Mei Li from Bristol’s School of Chemistry, together with […]

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Biofriendly protocells pump up blood vessels

An international team of researchers from Bristol and China has prepared biocompatible protocells that generate nitric oxide gas – a known reagent for blood vessel dilation – that when placed inside blood vessels expand the biological tissue. In a new study published in Nature Chemistry, Professor Stephen Mann and Dr Mei Li from Bristol’s School of Chemistry, together with […]

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TAU study finds hyperbaric oxygen treatments halt aging of blood cells and reverse aging process

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and the Shamir Medical Center in Israel indicates that hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) in healthy aging adults can stop the aging of blood cells and reverse the aging process. In the biological sense, the adults’ blood cells actually grow younger as the progress of the treatment. The researchers […]

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New Cause of COVID-19 Blood Clots Identified

Blood clots continue to wreak havoc for patients with severe COVID-19 infection, and a new study explains what may spark them in up to half of patients. The culprit: an autoimmune antibody that’s circulating in the blood, attacking the cells and triggering clots in arteries, veins, and microscopic vessels. Blood clots can cause life-threatening events […]

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New Cause of COVID-19 Blood Clots Identified

Blood clots continue to wreak havoc for patients with severe COVID-19 infection, and a new study explains what may spark them in up to half of patients. The culprit: an autoimmune antibody that’s circulating in the blood, attacking the cells and triggering clots in arteries, veins, and microscopic vessels. Blood clots can cause life-threatening events […]

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Blood test could identify COVID-19 patients at risk of ‘cytokine storm’ hyperinflammation

Southampton researchers have identified a blood profile that could help identify COVID-19 patients at greatest risk of deterioration and direct them towards trials of specific treatments that could modify their immune systems’ responses. A new study jointly led by Professor Tom Wilkinson and Dr Tristan Clark of the University of Southampton, has shown a blood […]

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To measure the severity of COVID-19, researchers create a tool that can pull an elusive marker from human blood

When COVID-19 attacks, the immune system produces a cytokine, or protein, called Interleukin-6 (IL-6), whose concentrations can offer vital information about a patient’s level and stage of infection. Image credit: Pixabay (Free Pixabay license) But measuring the critical marker has been extremely challenging, given its nearly undetectable presence in the biological stew that makes up […]