Scientists make human blood protein from rice
Scientists at a Chinese university said Monday they can use rice to make albumin, a protein found in human blood that is often used for treating burns, traumatic shock and liver disease.
New test puts the squeeze on horseshoe crabs
If new technology under development proves out, horseshoe crabs will have to undergo fewer blood donations.
Interest in arts predicts social responsibility
(Phys.org) -- If you sing, dance, draw, or act -- and especially if you watch others do so -- you probably have an altruistic streak, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
China Red Cross calls for urgent blood donations
(AP) -- China's Red Cross asked citizens around the country Friday to urgently donate blood because of an acute shortage that has prompted delays in some surgeries.
Change policy that bans blood donations from men who have sex with men
It is time to change the policy that bans blood donations in Canada from all men who have sex with men, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Clinician and patient preferences clash over information sharing before transplantation
Most kidney donors and recipients are in favor of exchanging personal health information that may influence success before scheduling a living organ donor transplant, while healthcare professionals are more reluctant, according ...
Blood diagnosis -- chip-based and mobile
The analysis takes just a few minutes and the doctor knows straight-away whether there are any pathogens in the blood. An improved marker-free technique provides the basis for faster analysis, whether in a ...
Blood ties -- younger generation more willing to donate blood
Youth may not bring wisdom but, according to a new study from Canada, it does bring generosity as young adults are found to be the most likely to donate blood. The research, published in BioMed Central's open access International Jo ...
WHO: more blood donations needed in poor countries
(AP) -- The World Health Organization says people make a total of 93 million blood donations worldwide every year, but the rate of donation in poor countries is far too low.