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May 04, 2015
Transforming all donated blood into a universal type
Washington DC (SPX) May 03, 2015
Every day, thousands of people need donated blood. But only blood without A- or B-type antigens, such as type O, can be given to all of those in need, and it's usually in short supply. Now scientists are making strides toward fixing the situation. In ACS' Journal of the American Chemical Society, they report an efficient way to transform A and B blood into a neutral type that can be given to any patient. Stephen G. Withers and colleagues note that currently, blood transfusions require that t ... read more
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Researchers discover transitional stem cells
While studying pre-eclampsia, a disease that affects pregnant women, researchers at the University of Missouri happened upon a new type of human embryonic stem cell. ... more

Meningitis epidemic kills 75 in Niger
A meningitis epidemic that broke out in January in Niger has killed 75 people so far, the health minister said on Thursday. ... more

Study of African birds reveals hotbed of malaria parasite diversity
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Researchers create tool to predict avian flu outbreaks
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IBM teams with Apple on artificial intelligence health program
IBM on Monday announced alliances with Apple and others to put artificial intelligence to work drawing potentially life-saving insights from the booming amount of health data generated on personal devices. ... more
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Device extracts rare tumor cells using sound
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Complex bacterial challenge in fight against deadly amphibian disease
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Designer molecule lowers HIV levels: trial results
Researchers said Wednesday a lab-manufactured antibody "significantly" reduced HIV blood levels in a small but promising human trial, and caused no harmful side effects ... more

Meningitis epidemic kills 45 in Niger
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