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CU Anschutz Researchers Identify New Biomarker in Quality of Blood Donations

A collaborative cohort of researchers, led by University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Professor Angelo D’Alessandro, PhD, has identified kynurenine as a critical new biomarker in the quality of stored red blood cells (RBCs), a crucial step in the development of more personalized transfusions. Study results were published today in the journal Blood

Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date January 31, 2024
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COVID-19    Blood    Clinical Research   

Genetic Markers May Predict Severity of COVID-19 Infection

Scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, along with colleagues at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, have discovered specific genetic biomarkers that not only show who is infected with COVID-19, but offer insights into how severe the disease might be, filling a major diagnostic gap.

Author David Kelly | Publish Date October 26, 2021
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Research    Blood   

Scientists Discover Ways of Making Old Blood New Again

Creating 200 billion-plus brand-new red blood cells a day can take a toll on a body. The capacity to replace components charged with the life-sustaining task of carrying oxygen eventually wears out with aging, resulting in health problems, from anemia to blood cancers.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date March 08, 2021
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