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  • Human trials expected to start next month for Covid-19 treatment derived from cows' blood

    06/17/2020 5:16:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 6/17/20 | Elizabeth Cohen
    A South Dakota company expects to start human trials next month for a Covid-19 antibody treatment derived from the plasma of cows. But these aren't just any cows. Scientists genetically engineered the animals to give them an immune system that's part human. That way, the animals produce disease-fighting human antibodies to Covid-19, which are then turned into a drug to attack the virus. "These animals are producing neutralizing antibodies that kill [the novel coronavirus] in the laboratory," Eddie Sullivan, CEO of SAB Biotherapeutics said in a statement to CNN. "We are eager to advance to the clinic as we move forward...
  • Protesters leave trail of paint down 5th Ave. in ‘Blood on the Street’ march

    06/11/2020 9:24:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    NYP ^ | 06 11 2020 | Lorena Mongelli and Tamar Lapin
    Around 100 protesters left a trail of red paint down Fifth Avenue on Thursday as part of a so-called “Blood on the Street” march against police brutality — with at least one arrested. At least one of the demonstrators spray-painted “BLM” (Black Lives Matter) on a street sign near The Metropolitan Museum of Art and was arrested — as the rest of the group chanted “Let him go!” “This is art and it’s supposed to be revolutionary,” said the protester, who gave the pseudonym Lenz. “I just tagged the sign … because black lives matter and so do black artists,”...
  • German parliament debates relaxing blood donation rules for LGBT+ men

    05/27/2020 11:19:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.27.2020 | Kate Brady
    At a blood donation bank in Cologne, western Germany, empty bags sit ready to be filled. A few forms, a quick measure of blood pressure, a scratch on the arm, and seven minutes later donors have made their 500-ml contribution to the 15,000 blood donations needed every day in Germany. The footfall of donors, now wearing face masks due to the coronavirus pandemic, is steady, but not fast enough. Germany’s blood reserves are running low. Under usual circumstances, the German Red Cross (DRK) — which covers two-thirds of Germany’s blood supplies — would aim to have enough blood reserves for...
  • AG Nessel urges FDA to further ease restrictions on LGBTQ blood donors during COVID-19 pandemic

    05/21/2020 11:05:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    Click on Detroit ^ | Published: April 22, 2020, 4:25 pm | Amber Ainsworth, Web Producer
    LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and 19 other AGs sent a letter Wednesday urging the Food and Drug Administration to further ease restrictions on blood donors in the LGBTQ community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. There has been a shortage of blood during the virus outbreak and organizations have been requesting people donate if they are able. This urgent need for blood led the FDA to reduce the wait period after sexual activity for gay and bisexual men from 12 months to three months. The attorney generals said this doesn’t do enough, and pushed for a risk-based,...
  • Why Are COVID-19 Patients Dying From Blood Clots?

    04/29/2020 6:32:33 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 30 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 04/28/20 | Chuck Dinerstein
    These researchers looked at 150 consecutive ICU admissions with proven [2] COVID-19 infections. 11.7% of these patients developed clots, most often from clots that formed in the legs and traveled to the lungs, termed pulmonary emboli, further impairing the lungs' ability to absorb oxygen and release carbon dioxide. Matched patients with non-COVID acute respiratory distress syndrome, ARDS had a 4.8% incidence of DIC. The clotting associated with COVID-19 was similar, but not the same, prompting researchers to speculate that the underlying cause of clotting disorders in COVID-19 infections is different. Why? Short answer: no one knows; it is called a...
  • Bishop Barron's Daily Gospel reflection - Transformational Bread

    04/29/2020 9:42:05 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw
    Word on Fire Ministry | 4-29-2020 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Friends, in today’s Gospel, Jesus declares that he is the bread of life and promises eternal life to all who believe in him. Many of the Church Fathers characterized the Eucharist as food that immortalizes those who consume it. They understood that if Christ is really present in the Eucharistic elements, the one who eats and drinks the Lord’s Body and Blood becomes configured to Christ in a far more than metaphorical way. The Eucharist, they concluded, Christifies and hence eternalizes. If the Eucharist were no more than a symbol, this kind of language would be so much nonsense. But...
  • Why is the FDA RELAXING RULES on Blood Donations from Gay and Bisexual Men During a PANDEMIC?

    04/09/2020 12:01:09 PM PDT · by rebuildus · 35 replies
    Old School™ ^ | 4/9/20 | Patrick Rooney
    Last Thursday, the FDA relaxed some of its guidelines, which had previously restricted gay and bisexual men from giving blood. These new rules allow blood donations from men who say that they have abstained from sex with another man for more than three months. For the past several years, gay and bisexual men could not donate blood if they’d had sex with a man in the previous year. The earlier one-year waiting period was attacked as discriminatory and outdated when the FDA introduced it in 2015 to replace a lifetime prohibition on blood donation by gay and bisexual men. The...
  • Coronavirus survivor’s blood may save lives of other victims

    04/04/2020 9:28:49 PM PDT · by rintintin · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 3, 2020 | By Hannah Sparks
    New Yorker Tiffany Pinckney is paying her good fortune forward as one of the first coronavirus survivors to donate her blood in hopes of saving lives from the deadly disease. During the first week of March, Pinckney, 39, developed symptoms including a fever and chills. Soon, the single mother couldn’t catch her breath, and deep breathing caused immense chest pain. “I remember being on my bathroom floor crying and praying,” she told the Associated Press. Now in recovery, she’s been given the chance to help save lives. Doctors hope that plasma from Pinckney’s blood, which contains the neutralizing antibody that...
  • Coronavirus Survivor: ‘In My Blood, There May Be Answers’; Country’s first CoVid-19 survivors to donate blood to help treat other seriously ill patients.

    04/03/2020 12:05:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 04/03/2020 | By Lauran Neergaard and Marshall Ritzel
    Tiffany Pinckney remembers the fear when COVID-19 stole her breath. So when she recovered, the New York City mother became one of the country’s first survivors to donate her blood to help treat other seriously ill patients. “It is definitely overwhelming to know that in my blood, there may be answers,” Pinckney told The Associated Press. Doctors around the world are dusting off a century-old treatmentfor infections: Infusions of blood plasma teeming with immune molecules that helped survivors beat the new coronavirus. There’s no proof it will work. But former patients in Houston and New York were early donors, and...
  • FDA eases restrictions on gay blood donors amid 'urgent need'

    04/03/2020 8:06:59 AM PDT · by mykroar · 62 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | 4/2/2020 | Tim Fitzsimons
    Amid what it’s calling an “urgent need for blood,” the Food and Drug Administration revised its blood donor guidelines on Thursday, significantly easing the restrictions on men who have sex with men. The new guidelines reduce the donation deferral period for sexually active gay and bisexual men from 12 months to three, meaning these otherwise healthy men will now have to abstain from same-sex sexual activity for 90 days before they are eligible to donate blood. Other 12-month deferral periods have also been shortened under the new guidelines, including those for people who have traveled to areas with certain endemic...
  • US Eases Blood Donation Limits for Gay Men Due to Shortage

    04/02/2020 12:24:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    KSBW ^ | 4/2
    The U.S. government Thursday eased restrictions on blood donations from gay men and other key groups because of a drop in the nation's blood supply triggered by the coronavirus outbreak. The Food and Drug Administration's new policy aims to allow tens of thousands more Americans to give blood, including gay and bisexual men and people with recent tattoos and piercings. "We want and we need healthy people — all healthy people — to give blood," said Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, who announced the changes in a media briefing with the FDA.
  • FDA to allow using plasma taken from COVID-19 patients to examine whether it contains antibodies

    03/25/2020 12:13:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway
    WPTV ^ | Mar 24, 2020 | Justin Boggs
    The FDA said on Tuesday it has developed guidelines to take plasma from coronavirus survivors to treat patients who are critically ill from the virus. The FDA said on Tuesday that It is possible that convalescent plasma contains antibodies to the coronavirus and might be effective against the infection. The FDA said that although the announcement is promising, convalescent plasma has not been shown to be effective in every disease studied. The FDA is not approving using plasma as a treatment, instead using it as a clinical trial and for the treatment of those who are critically ill. "Given the...
  • New York will be first state to test treatment of coronavirus with blood from recovered patients

    03/23/2020 5:24:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 3/23/20 | Mike Hixenbaugh
    Hoping to stem the toll of the state’s surging coronavirus outbreak, New York health officials plan to begin collecting plasma from people who have recovered and injecting the antibody-rich fluid into patients still fighting the virus. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the plans during a news briefing Monday. The treatment, known as convalescent plasma, dates back centuries and was used during the flu epidemic of 1918 — in an era before modern vaccines and antiviral drugs. Some experts say the treatment, although somewhat primitive, might be the best hope for combating the coronavirus until more sophisticated therapies can be developed, which...
  • Theranos vampire lives on: Owner of failed blood-testing biz's patents sues maker of actual COVID-19-testing kit

    03/19/2020 3:29:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Register ^ | 18 Mar 2020 | Kieren McCarthy
    And 3D-printed valve for breathing machine sparks legal threatRemember Theranos? The blood-testing company worth billions whose CEO Elizabeth Holmes became a celebrity right up until the point when it became clear its revolutionary testing machines didn’t actually work as described? Well, Theranos is dead, and Holmes is still dealing with the legal repercussions, but her vampire company has come alive again – and in the very worst way: its reincarnation is suing another medical testing company for patent infringement. It gets worse. While Theranos’ patents, obtained by an outfit called Fortress Investment Group in 2018, do not relate to a...
  • This blood test can tell us how widespread coronavirus really is

    03/18/2020 2:49:46 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 3/18/20 | Antonio Regalado
    A test can see if a person has ever been infected, even if they had no symptoms. by Antonio Regalado Mar 18, 2020 How widespread is the new coronavirus? How many people get it and don’t even know? What is the actual death rate? Those are some of the biggest questions that science doesn’t have the answers to. But a team at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City just developed the very test we need to tell us. Their test, described in a preprint paper released today, looks for tell-tale antibodies to the coronavirus in people’s blood,...
  • People With Blood Type A May Be More Vulnerable to coronavirus, China Study Finds

    03/17/2020 5:00:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MARCH 17, 2020 | STEPHEN CHEN
    People with blood type A may be more vulnerable to infection by the new coronavirus, while those with type O seem more resistant, according to a preliminary study of patients in China who contracted the disease known as Covid-19. Medical researchers in China took blood group patterns of more than 2,000 patients infected with the virus in Wuhan and Shenzhen and compared them to local healthy populations. They found that blood type A patients showed a higher rate of infection and they tended to develop more severe symptoms. While the researchers said the study was preliminary and more work was...
  • American Red Cross faces 'severe blood shortage' as cancellations increase due to coronavirus

    03/17/2020 2:02:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 17, 2020 | By Mychael Schnell
    The American Red Cross said they're now facing a "severe blood shortage," as blood drives across the country continue to be cancelled as concerns over the novel coronavirus pandemic grow. "Right now, the Red Cross is distributing blood donations faster than they are coming in," Paul Sullivan, senior vice president of the American Red Cross, told ABC News. "As concerns about COVID-19 grow and more blood drive cancellations come, the Red Cross and other blood collection organizations as well as hospitals across the country have heightened concerns about our ability to meet patient needs," Sullivan continued. "That’s why we are...
  • GOP Senator John Barrasso Says He Saw Blood Drain From Schiff’s Face When Trump’s Defense Team Played Video of Fake Call and Transcript (video)

    01/25/2020 11:56:05 AM PST · by grayboots · 118 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/25/2020 | Cristina Laila
    Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) says he saw blood drain from Adam Schiff’s face when Trump’s lawyers confronted him about his fake call and transcript. Barrasso was seated in the second row, per the Senate seating chart. Deputy White House Counsel Mike Purpura opened the White House defense of President Donald Trump with video of Adam Schiff’s fake call and transcript he read during the House impeachment proceedings. Mike Purpura played the video immediately after taking the podium on Saturday. And there Schiff was lying his face off for the whole world to see. Schiff completely fabricated transcript of Trump’s phone...
  • Maher: "We Are Going To Have To Learn To Live With Each Other Or There Will Be Blood"

    11/18/2019 10:36:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 119 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 11/16/2019 | Ian Schwartz
    In his final New Rule of the season, Bill Maher calls on Americans to put aside their political differences. "This year, just celebrate Thanksgiving. Don't try to win it. And never forget, the single shining truth about democracy: it means sharing a country with assholes you can't stand," Maher said. "It's no longer enough to just make a point," he said. "You have to destroy. You have to own people. Except the person who gets owned doesn't change their mind. They just make a mental note never to interact again with DM_Me_Your_Titties." "Lately we've been hearing more and more about...
  • Engineer Finds Way to Pull Diseases From Blood Using Magnets

    11/15/2019 9:52:52 AM PST · by Theoria · 50 replies
    Futurism ^ | 12 Nov 2019 | Kristin Houser
    A British engineer has found a way to filter unwanted cells from blood using magnets — and his tool could be used in clinical trials as soon as next year.Thanks to existing research, biochemical scientist George Frodsham knew it was possible to force magnetic nanoparticles to bind to specific cells in the body. But while other researchers did so primarily to make those cells show up in images, he wondered whether the same technique might allow doctors to remove unwanted cells from the blood.“When someone has a tumour you cut it out,” he told The Telegraph. “Blood cancer is a tumour...