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Alzheimer’s Disease Could be Detected by Blood Test

Globally, 44 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, with 4.7 million of those living here in the United States. By 2050, that number will increase to nearly 14 million in the US and 115 million worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. As it currently stands, Alzheimer’s may be the third leading cause of death in the United States, trailing …

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Transylvania Scientist: “I Created Artificial Blood”

MedicalDaily reports that a Romanian scientist from the town of Cluj-Napoca in historical Transylvania may have just created the first synthetic and side-effect-free artificial blood substitute. This new blood doesn’t use hemoglobin to carry oxygen like previous blood synthesis attempts; instead, it uses a protein called hemerythrin which is extracted from a specific kind of invertebrate sea worm found in …

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Man in Florida Donates 100 Gallons of Blood

An 84-year-old Florida man this week reached the rare milestone of having donated 100 gallons of blood over the past 36 years. According to a Palm Beach Post report, the man, named Harold Mendenhall, began donating blood in July of 1977. Since that time, 100 gallons of his O-positive type blood have been donated. Mendhall reportedly began donating when his …

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