Even without drugs, nets or an understanding of what caused malaria, human bodies were still fighting against the parasite – and winning.
Today, human populations carry heavy genetic marks from the war with malaria. And it is the red blood cell (erythrocyte) that mostly bears the scars.
Our veins only appear blue through the skin, they’re actually red.
Blood is red, but our veins are blue. Or are they?
Gene editing technology may soon prevent the formation of sickle-shaped red blood cells in a common and deadly form of anaemia.
A new study has advanced the use of a technique known as 'CRISPR' to treat a common inherited form of anaemia.
Blood is categorised by the naturally occurring proteins and sugars on the surface of red blood cells.
Few discoveries have revolutionised the practice of medicine as much as the discovery of human red blood cell groups. Unlike modern vampire and Time Lord mythologies, blood groups don’t have a particular…
Researchers have discovered a new way to stabilise haemoglobin, the oxygen carrier protein in the blood. Researchers wrapped…