News tagged with white blood cells

Separation line

For patients in need of blood, it's fatally important that they receive the right type. That's why doctors will often give emergency room patients universal donor blood, rather than waiting for the results of a blood test. ...

dateJan 22, 2018 in Analytical Chemistry
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Sugar-coated world

Glycans are essential to virtually every biological process in the body. These complex structures—composed of interlocking sugar molecules—adorn the surfaces of cells in fuzzy profusion. Glycans are a crucial part of ...

dateDec 18, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Typhoid fever toxin has a sweet tooth

Although the insidious bacterium Salmonella typhi has been around for centuries, very little is actually known about its molecular mechanisms. A new study from researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine addresses this ...

dateDec 11, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Neutrophil-inspired propulsion

Inspired by white blood cells rolling on endovascular walls before transmigrating to the disease site, scientists at ETH Zurich have succeeded in getting particles to move along the walls of microscopic, three-dimensional ...

dateNov 28, 2017 in General Physics
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