Thicker blood may explain odd COVID-19 blood clots

"COVID-19 is a unique disease. There is more going on with these atypical blood clots than we first realized.

Janet Christenbury-Emory • futurity
June 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 blood-clots blood plasma health-and-medicine

Blood plasma analysis could spot signs of ALS

A method of analyzing blood plasma could help diagnose and predict the progression of ALS, researchers report.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence als blood plasma featured health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

Seven things you might not know about blood

We're full of blood – around five litres, on average.

Adam Taylor, Professor and Director of the Clinical Anatomy Learning Centre, Lancaster University • conversation
May 13, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  anatomy  blood  plasma  blood-cells  human-body  blood-type  blood-plasma

So can gay men donate blood now? It’s complicated

Revised blood donation restrictions for men who have sex with men have summoned calls for a permanent lifting of the rules. An expert weighs in.

Brandon Baker-Penn • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 hiv blood plasma sex health-and-medicine lgbtq

Antibody test makes picking COVID-19 plasma donors easier

Using microchip technology boosts the accuracy of antibody testing of patients recovered from COVID-19. That would help find convalescent plasma donors.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
April 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 antibodies plasma health-and-medicine

Checking blood for coronavirus antibodies – 3 questions answered about serological tests and immunity

After your body fights off an infection, antibodies remain in your blood. Two researchers explain how tests identify these antibodies and what the data can be used for.

Daniel Stadlbauer, Postdoctoral Fellow in Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai • conversation
April 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus antibodies sars-cov-2 immunity coronavirus-2020 new-coronavirus blood plasma blood-test

Website makes ‘urgent plea’ for plasma of COVID-19 survivors

A new website aims to connect COVID-19 survivors who could donate convalescent plasma, potential recipients, and their physicians.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
April 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 blood plasma transplants featured health-and-medicine

Antibodies in the blood of COVID-19 survivors know how to beat coronavirus – and researchers are already testing new treatments that harness them

Before a vaccine is available to teach your immune system to ward off the coronavirus, maybe you can directly use molecules that have already fought it in other people.

Ann Sheehy, Professor of Biology, College of the Holy Cross • conversation
April 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  immune-system  ebola  antibodies  sars-cov-2  viruses  blood  ebola-virus  plasma

Cold plasma can kill dangerous airborne pig virus

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv) can make pigs super sick. But it's no match for a cold plasma reactor, researchers say.

U. Michigan • futurity
March 11, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: agriculture viruses plasma farmers pigs health-and-medicine

Laser beams in plasma clarify path toward fusion

Knowing how laser beams interact in a plasma—a hot soup of free moving electrons and ions—will boost the accuracy of computer models used in simulations of laser-driven implosions.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester • futurity
Dec. 10, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: physics lasers plasma nuclear-fusion uncategorized

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