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Scientists Say They've Created Artificial Blood for Humans

Somebody ring the bell at the blood factory, because it's almost time to get those assembly lines running. Almost. A team of British scientists say they've created red blood cells suitable for transfusion into humans, a breakthrough that could change the lives of millions—if it works. Read More >>

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The Fascinating Journey of a Blood Donation

If you're super squeamish about blood this might be a teeny bit uncomfortable, but I found it absolutely fascinating. City of Hope shows each step a unit of donated blood takes on its journey from a donor's arm to a patient in need. It's a peek into the circulatory system that helps your hospital save lives every day. Read More >>

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How Blood Works

It's red, it flows through your veins, the sight of it makes some people feel faint... but how exactly does blood work? Read More >>

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This Simple Invention Seals Gunshot Wounds in 15 Seconds Flat

To stop bleeding, apply pressure—with tiny sponges. A group of veterans, scientists, and engineers in Oregon have a developed a device that uses small medical sponges to stop bleeding from gunshot wounds in just 15 seconds. Read More >>

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Someday, Doctors May Test Circulation With Blood Boiling Sonic Blasts

Currently, doctors use ultrasound to measure blood flow in the body. Doppler effect, just like bats! But it can't detect flow in the small, slow moving vessels where diseases often start. The solution? Sonic blasts that heat up a tiny drop of blood, then watch where it goes. Science! Read More >>

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Transylvanian Sea Worm Blood Mixture Deemed Safe for Human Testing

A team working out of the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca claim to have created a form of fake blood suitable and safe for use in humans, deriving their artificial red stuff from proteins found in sea worms. Read More >>

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5 Creepy, Scary, Awesome Things You Never Knew About Blood

The internet has been beating us over the head with the fact that yesterday was Halloween, and that means lots of fake blood. But the real stuff coursing through your veins can be scary all on its own. Here are some of the weirdest and wildest things going on in the world of blood. Read More >>

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What It Looks Like Inside When a Mosquito Bites You

This is a video of a mosquito inserting itself into the flesh of a mouse in search of some blood. Scientists were able to watch the entire process through a microscope to see how a mosquito bites down. It's kinda freaky how flexible the needle can get. Read More >>

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This Robot Can Draw Your Blood

Some people are champs about having blood drawn and even go back as often as they're allowed to donate blood. If you're one of those people that's frickin great. Go pat yourself on the back. If not you are probably thinking that you don't want a robot coming anywhere near you with a needle. But the robot might actually be the better bet. Read More >>

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Russian Scientists Have Found a Frozen Woolly Mammoth With Blood That Still Flows

The woolly mammoth cloning project might have just gotten a massive boost from a brand new find on an isolated Siberian island. Scientists discovered a frozen fully-grown female mammoth carcass with parts of it in immaculate condition. Not only that, but they found its blood, preserved and still liquid despite it being -10C. Read More >>

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Holy Wow, This Incredible Gel Stops Bleeding Instantly

This is either some sort of magical sorcery, camera trick or freaking awesome science fiction technology coming to real life. The Veti-Gel is a substance that can be applied to a wound to stop the bleeding immediately. It's insane how fast it works. Watch the video above to see it in action (don't watch if you're squeamish about blood). Read More >>

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Say Goodbye to Needles and Get a Bluetooth Microchip That Bathes in Your Blood

We've got plenty of devices that track stats on the outside of our bodies and send the numbers to our phones, but how about one that goes under your skin and bathes in blood? A chip developed by a team of Swiss scientists does just that; it's a Fitbit for under your skin. Sorta. Read More >>

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Scientists Invent Particles That Will Let You Live Without Breathing

This may seem like something out of a science fiction movie: researchers have designed microparticles that can be injected directly into the bloodstream to quickly oxygenate your body, even if you can't breathe anymore. It's one of the best medical breakthroughs in recent years, and one that could save millions of lives every year. Read More >>

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Artist Makes Creepy Self-Portraits Using His Own Frozen Blood

Many years ago Marc Quinn started an art project where he created cast self-portraits using his own frozen blood. On one hand, it's incredibly creepy and unsettling. But on the other, how many artists' can turn to their creations during a medical emergency? Read More >>

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Bleeding, Self-Healing Robot Sci-Fi Prophecy Comes to Pass

A new form of plastic that turns red and bleeds to help itself "heal" could be on the way, thanks to scientists creating a self-fixing material that mimics our skin. Read More >>

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Patient Gets First Lab-Grown Blood Transfusion Ever

Ever worried what would happen if we ran out of blood in hospitals? Fear no more! Because the first patient ever has been given lab-grown blood—and survived. Read More >>

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