Source: Brigham and Woman’s Hospital Summary: Researchers are developing a computer program that can comprehensively and cost-effectively determine differences in individuals’ blood types with more than 99 percent accuracy. Blood transfusions are one of the most common procedures in medicine with more than 11 million units of blood transfused in the U.S.
Source: University of New South Wales Summary: In a landmark study, researchers have used CRISPR gene editing to introduce beneficial natural mutations into blood cells to boost their production of foetal haemoglobin. Sickle cell anaemia and beta thalassemia are the most common single-gene genetic disorders in the world, affecting millions of people.
Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham Summary: In a collaborative study, researchers have found mechanistic links between older stored red blood cell transfusions and subsequent bacterial pneumonia. Human blood from donors can be stored for use up to 42 days, and it is a mainstay therapy in transfusion medicine. However, recent