Tag Archives: red blood cells

Electric fields drive macrophage healing functions

When the skin is cut, or otherwise injured, a spontaneous electrical current is created immediately at the wound and this promotes healing. Several studies have demonstrated how naturally generated electrical fields cause movement of skin epithelial cells,

Leukemia cells rely on vesicles from neighboring stromal cells to resist common cancer treatments

Leukemia is a cancer of white blood cells that occurs in both children and adults.  Strides have been made in curing most types of leukemia.  However, acute myeloid leukemia (AML) continues to resist the same treatment strategies. 

Red blood cell survival in very low birth weight neonates

In normal, healthy adults red blood cells (RBCs) are produced in the bone marrow and survive in the circulation for about 4 months. After this time they cease functioning normally and are removed by as yet poorly