blood cells

  • Ready to clot

    Platelets play a key role in making blood clots contract.

    Platelets, or thrombocytes, are the cells in your blood responsible for making clots. After a clot is made to stop up...

    Biology November 12, 2017
  • Closer to making blood donation redundant

    Trained stem cells to replenish a mouse’s blood supply.

    Illustration showing blood stem and progenitor cells emerging from hemogenic endothelial cells. The left blue cells a...

    Biology May 18, 2017
  • Gene editing fixes mutation

    Blood stem cells altered using CRISPR-Cas9 technique.

    Sickle cell disease is marked by malformed red blood cells, severely shortening the life of patients. Omikrom / Getty...

    Biology October 12, 2016
  • Finding traces of life in dinosaur bones

    Scientists uncover how dinosaurs evolved into birds.

    Until now, dinosaur fossils imprinted with soft tissue remains have been rare and highly prized. But a new study sugg...

    Palaeontology June 22, 2015
  • One blood type for all looks within reach

    The key to making blood type irrelevant in transfusions.

    You have a one-in-three chance of needing a blood transfusion at some point in your life. But not all blood types mix...

    Biology May 18, 2015
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