Blood plays a vital role in keeping us alive, from delivering oxygen to the body’s organs to fighting off infections.
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.
Blood is red, but our veins are blue. Or are they?
Improvements in survival rates for acute myeloid leukaemia have failed to keep pace with other leukaemias. That may be about to change.
Blood transports nutrients, hormones, proteins, vitamins and minerals around our body.
Everything you never knew about the red stuff in your veins.