Blood

  • Scientists invent device that uses a magnet to clean bad blood Yesterday

    Paris: Scientists said on Sunday they had invented a device that uses a magnet to extract bacteria, fungi and toxins from blood, potentially throwing a lifeline to patients with sepsis and other infections. The external gadget - tested so far in rats but not yet humans - could be adapted one...
  • Ebola survivor gives blood to ill American 4 days ago

    Omaha: A survivor of Ebola has donated blood to an American aid worker infected with the disease, and doctors treating him at a Nebraska hospital say he has responded well to the aggressive treatment. Dr Phil Smith said that Dr Rick Sacra received blood transfusions from Dr Kent Brantly shortly...
  • AB blood type may increase dementia risk 5 days ago

    Washington: People with the least common blood type, AB, are more likely to develop thinking and memory problems that can lead to dementia in later years than people with other blood types, says a study. "Our study looks at blood type and risk of cognitive impairment," said study author Mary Cushman...
  • Japan to work with India in finding Sickle Cell Anaemia remedy August 31, 2014

    Kyoto: Japan on Sunday agreed to work with India in inventing treatment to the Sickle Cell Anaemia after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought help for finding remedy to the deadly disease commonly found among tribals in India. Modi, who has been keenly looking for a remedy to the disease since his...
  • Laser device may end pin pricks to measure blood sugar August 22, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have used a specialised laser to measure blood sugar, an advance that could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves to draw blood. Princeton University researchers have measured blood sugar by directing a specialised laser at a person's palm. The laser passes through the skin cells, without...
  • Woman suffering from rare disease sheds 'blood tears' July 31, 2014

    A 22-year-old woman in Kota is suffering from a rare disease which leads to shedding of 'blood tears' from the eyes instead of saline water. Doctors at a government hospital in Kota said Lakshaya Bais has been traced out as the third patient suffering from the rarest of rare disease. Professor in...
  • Scientists can now 3D print human blood vessels July 6, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have figured out how to create blood vessels in 3D printed organs, a breakthrough that may eventually lead to artificial organs. Scientists have been steadily advancing towards the goal of building lab-grown organs out of a patient's own cells, but a few major challenges remain. One of them is making...
  • Blood donation can help keep your heart healthy July 4, 2014

    London: Shift workers, take note! Donating blood could be an easy way to reduce your risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Austrian researchers have found that jet lag has severe effects on red blood cells, possibly explaining the high incidence of heart disease seen in shift workers. However, these effects...
  • Decline of hearing ability: Indian, US experts find gene role June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In a path-breaking research which may have implications for those suffering from a decline of their cognitive and hearing abilities, Indian and American experts have established the role of a specific gene in triggering such conditions. Experts of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and University of Louisville School of Medicine...
  • 'True Blood' headed for a musical afterlife June 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Like the vampires it portrays, "True Blood" won't seem to die. Even if it means breaking out in song. After the final scene of the upcoming final season of "True Blood," fans may be able to take another fresh bite out of the HBO vampire drama. In the works: "`True...
  • Blood banks in each district in three years: Harsh Vardhan June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the high rate of maternal mortality in the country due to want of safe blood during pregnancy, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that the government will work to ensure that each district soon has a blood bank. "Almost 88 per cent of...
  • 3D-printed blood vessels coming soon June 2, 2014

    New York: One of the major challenges in building lab-grown organs out of a patient's own cells has been making blood vessels that deliver essential nutrients and dispose of hazardous waste from the system to keep our organs working properly. This obstacle may soon wither away as researchers have made significant...
  • Body of a man found in abandoned truck in Agra May 3, 2014

    A body covered in blood was found in an abandoned truck here Saturday, police said. The truck was parked on M.G. Road near St. John's College. Passers-by noticed the blood and informed police. Police took away the body to mortuary for examination. It was identified as that of a man working in...
  • VHP leader Togadia launches 'Blood 4 India' mobile app May 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia launched a dedicated mobile app for those citizens "who either want to donate or seek blood in emergency". During the launching ceremony, Togadia, who is also a cancer surgeon, claimed that the app called 'Blood 4 India' "will bridge a gap between donors and...
  • Watch live: Rare 'Blood Moon' lunar eclipse April 15, 2014

    A total lunar eclipse visible from North America will begin early in the morning of April 15 at about 2 AM EDT (11:30 AM IST). In this rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth's shadow falls across the moon, shifting its colour from bright orange to blood red to brown,...
  • Scientists develop method to generate stem cells from just a drop of blood March 22, 2014

    London: In a major breakthrough, a team of scientists has developed a method to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from just a drop of finger-pricked blood. As hiPSCs exhibit properties remarkably similar to human embryonic stem cells, they are invaluable resources for scientific research. Earlier methods to generate hiPSCs generally...
  • Kejriwal has high blood sugar level, to start insulin course: Doctor January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been dogged of late by health problems, was on Monday examined by his family doctor at the Secretariat here and started a course of insulin to bring down his high blood sugar levels. Dr Bipin Mittal, Kejriwal's family doctor, said that the Delhi...
  • Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church January 27, 2014

    Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday. Franca Corrieri said she had discovered a broken window early on Sunday morning and had called the...
  • Gujarat: IAS officer weighed in 79 litres of blood donated by villagers January 6, 2014

    Spearheading a blood donation drive for last many years, an IAS officer on Monday was weighed in 79 litres of blood donated by 513 people at a village near Ahmedabad. Gujarat Home Department Additional Chief Secretary Sudeep Kumar Nanda on Monday was given the 'Rakta tula sanman' (honour of weighing in...
  • Makers of 'Raaz 4' hunting for child artist December 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vishal Mahadkar is all set to direct fourth installment of 'Raaz', a remake of 1976 Hollywood hit 'The Omen', says he is desperately looking for a child artist to play a vital role in his film. In the Hollywood horror thriller, said to be one of the best in...
  • Kerala: Heart patient dies allegedly after wrong blood transfusion November 26, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: A patient died allegedly due to wrong blood transfusion at the Thiruvananthapuram medical college in Kerala, a state that boasts of high health standards. The police have registered a case based on the complaint of the patient's relatives. Sreekumar underwent a bypass surgery at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College last...
  • 5 off-beat films everyone's talking about and you need to watch in 2014 November 23, 2013

    New Delhi: You might have heard about these films, but there is a possibility that you haven't watched them yet since they didn't get wide releases as some of their contemporary Bollywood counterparts. Two of these five films are still awaiting their release. I have liked these films for various reasons,...
  • Woman's body found in neighbour's septic tank November 13, 2013

    The body of a 32-year-old woman was recovered from the toilet tank of her neighbour's house in Kavinagar area in Ghaziabad, police said on Tuesday. The body of the deceased, identified as Sarita, bore several stab wounds, they said, hinting at an extra-marital affair between the woman and her neighbour Ravinder,...
  • 'Blood Money' director Vishal Mahadkar set to make a horror film November 4, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Blood Money' helmer Vishal Mahadkar is all set to direct a horror film with newcomers. The film will be backed by the Vishesh Films. "I am making a horror film, it is not going to be in 3D. I can't reveal too much about the project. We would go...
  • Israel secretly provided arms to India in 1971 war, claims book November 1, 2013

    Israel secretly provided India weapons and instructors in 1971 as it prepared for the war with Pakistan that led to the emergence of Bangladesh even though the two countries did not have diplomatic relations, according to a new book by an American journalist. "The Blood Telegram" by Gary Bass, which focusses...
  • Ahead of 1971 war, Nixon branded his envoy to India as traitor October 18, 2013

    Washington: Reluctant to hear anything against then Pakistan president Gen Yahya Khan and his army ahead of the 1971 war, the then US President Richard Nixon branded his own envoy to India as a "traitor" and an "Indian mouthpiece", says a new book based on declassified documents. In fact, Nixon wanted...
  • 'The Blood Telegram,' a powerful statement on American hypocrisy October 16, 2013

    Apart from the local leaders, who played a pivotal role in the liberation of Bangladesh? The obvious answer is the then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi. Who else? According Gary J Bass' compelling book 'The Blood Telegram' - Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide' , Indira Gandhi's...
  • Fire In The Blood: Why this documentary is so important October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Dylan Mohan Gray's hard hitting documentary 'Fire In The Blood' has generated a good buzz throughout the globe. Now, the film has been released in India and is receiving rave reviews. Dylan speaks about the struggle and the wide canvas he covered during the research for 'Fire In...
  • 'Fire in the Blood' review: It tells you how YOU can help save lives October 12, 2013

    Director: Dylan Mohan Gray Why are millions of AIDS-infected patients dying in Third World countries when there is affordable treatment available? Because they are poor. That is the simple answer, but I urge you to listen to the complex and uncomfortable questions that the powerful documentary Fire in the Blood raises....