15 Development, Lin and his colleagues describe the GFP-endowed zebrafish, whose blood cells
glow green when exposed to blue fight.
The purpose of this meeting is to educate physicians about white blood cell
labeling agents and discuss their applications in clinical practice.
Under a new program at the Stanford Blood Center, donors can now give twice as many red blood cells
in one sitting and walk away with little or no discomfort while losing no more blood volume than with a whole blood donation.
If the method works for human blood cells
, it would likely be a windfall for the treatment of cancer and genetic disorders.
The study, conducted at a leading prion research institute in Europe, found that the Pall Leukotrap(R) Affinity Prion Reduction Filter reduces infectious vCJD prions from red blood cell
concentrates below the limit of detection of the Western blot assay.
OTCBB: SGNC), a bio-pharmaceutical company focused on the development of an oxygen-carrying synthetic substitute for human red blood cells
, today announced that its synthetic red blood cell
substitute, PHER-O2, is being tested in various phases of animal toxicity trials being conducted by three medical schools in the United States and Canada.
In parallel with its growing immune response, a host makes red blood cells
to replace the ones incapacitated by the parasites.
But outside the red blood cell
, the units fall apart.
The randomized, single-blind, controlled, multi-center Phase I study of the INTERCEPT red blood cell
system will enroll approximately 28 patients and compare the recovery and lifespan of autologous red blood cells
prepared using a modified S-303 process with conventional, untreated red blood cells
CTI) today reported data demonstrating that inhibition of phosphatidic acid (PA) by Lisofylline, the company's proprietary supportive care oncology product, prevented the induction of hematopoietic inhibitors resulting in accelerated recovery of red blood cells
, white blood cells
and platelets in animals receiving high dose chemotherapy.
It also is used to increase the red blood cell
count in those patients.
In the exogenous (spiking) phase of the study, scrapie-infected brain homogenates were added to human red blood cells
and then passed through a prion removal filter.