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Squishing blood stem cells could facilitate harvest for transplants

Scientists at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia Tech have found that modulating blood-forming stem cells’ stiffness could possibly facilitate mobilization procedures used for stem cell-based transplants. Temporary squishiness could help drive blood-forming stem cells out of the bone marrow and into the blood, but the cells need to […]

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Cheap blood pressure drugs could tackle prostate cancer

Cheap blood pressure drugs taken by thousands of people could increase survival chances for men with prostate cancer Study found prostate patients taking drug reduced risk of dying within 7.6 years  Other types of blood pressure drugs were found to increase the risk of death  Eighty per cent of men with prostate cancer are on […]

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New scientific statement on blood pressure measurement in people

The accurate measurement of blood pressure is essential for the diagnosis and management of hypertension, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, according to an updated American Heart Association scientific statement on blood pressure measurement in humans, published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. The statement, which updates a previous statement on […]

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In vitro grafts increase blood flow in infarcted rat hearts

Advances in stem cell research offer hope for treatments that could help patients regrow heart muscle tissue after heart attacks, a key to achieving more complete recovery. Scientists today report success in creating functional blood vessels in vitro for hearts of rats that had sustained a heart attack. The journal Nature Communications published the paper, […]