We Could Soon Turn Any Blood Type Into Universal Donor Blood

Back in the 19th century, if you needed a blood transfusion, it was a risky proposition. When doctors tried to remove one person’s blood and put it in someone else, sometimes it was a success. But sometimes the blood would clump together, which could result in death. And this is the kind of procedure you […]

What Causes Sickle Cell…and How Are We Treating It?

Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited blood disorders. In fact, it’s the most commonly inherited blood disorder in the world affecting millions of people worldwide. Once upon a time Sickle Cell was almost impossible to live with but today, we know a lot more about it and it turns out, something as simple […]

How do cigarettes affect the body? – Krishna Sudhir

Cigarettes aren’t good for us. That’s hardly news–we’ve known about the dangers of smoking for decades. But how exactly do cigarettes harm us? Let’s look at what happens as their ingredients make their way through our bodies, and how we benefit physically when we finally give up smoking. With each inhalation, smoke brings its more […]