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(TIME.com) — Earlier detection of autism, relying on markers in the blood, may help more children to take advantage of helpful behavioral therapies. Diagnosing autism currently requires hours of observation by clinicians and a far from objective series of behavioral … Continue reading
ANSWER: Yes. The recipients blood type eventually changes to the donor type. That means if you had a blood type of A+ prior to transplant and your donor had a blood type of O, eventually your blood type would become O. I may take several weeks, possibly months for your original blood type to disappear, but eventually it will.
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Immucor out of Norcross, Georgia won FDA approval to market the 4th generation NEO blood banking system. The system is fully automated and developed for use by high throughput labs. -Broad test menu: ABO/Rh Typing Weak D Rh Phenotyping Kell Phenotyping … Continue reading
~ The Human Genome sequence was finished in 2001. That is 3,000,000,000 bits of information were decoded and put in order – a BIG job.
~ Neanderthals are our closest relatives on the hominid family tree. We split from them about 500,000 years ago and for the next 475,000 years or so, modern humans and Neanderthals coexisted on the planet and sometimes even in the same region.
~ Neanderthals vanished about 30,000 years ago, leaving modern humans to inherit the Earth. Why humans ended up being more successful has long been a topic of debate.
~ Interestingly, the newly completed sequence shows that humans and Neanderthals have genomes that are 99.5 percent the same.
~ By comparing the human and Neanderthal genomes with that of our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, researchers hope to tell which genes changed very recently, giving modern humans an edge.
The RBC lifetime is about 120 days The life cycle of a Red Blood Cell. a) Kidneys respond to a lower than normal oxygen concentration in the blood by releasing the hormone erythropoietin. b) Erythropoietin travels to the red bone marrow and stimulates an increase in the production of red blood … Continue reading
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May 2012 Solar Eclipse, Southern California View
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“Several people recently have asked me about the goiter belt—what it is and what causes it. A picture that shows the area the goiter belt covers can be found at http://www.uwsp.edu/geo/faculty/ozsvath/images/goiter_belt.htm. The medical world has known about this … Continue reading
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In 1955 Cutter Labs in Berkeley, California was one of six laboratories in the United States that manufactured a polio vaccine. The following is what I found regarding the lab and problems with the vaccine produced: When the first injectable polio vaccine was tested on … Continue reading
NO!! As with any tissue, blood types have to work together to be the best match. *Blood Type Calculator Fetal Blood Tests are done safely using a small amount of blood from the mother…Why medicate with RhoGAM if there is NO need? … Continue reading
Bloodstone, also known as Heliotrope has had a long history of use and power. The word Heliotrope is composed of the greek words for sun and turn. One of the ancient uses for the Bloodstone was to alter weather. The idea was to put a bloodstone in water and allow the stone to absorb the rays of the sun which in turn would cause formation of storms. The Middle Ages brought about the belief the red spots on the gemstone were the blood droplets of Jesus. Christians believed when Jesus was on the cross, his blood fell on the ground at the foot of his cross creating Bloodstone. Early Christians thought the stone held the powers of Jesus, including the ability to make the wearer invisible. Cross jewelry was popularly fashioned with the bloodstone. Because of the stones believed power it was named The Martyr’s Stone. The blood stone was later thought of as a Hero’s Stone and was often placed in armored breast plates and on the hilt of swords for it’s ability to instill courage and strength in dangerous situations. The Bloodstone, also considered to be a very strong healing gemstone, allowed the wearer to remain courageous in battle despite the fall of others around him. Warriors also believed that if carried during battle, the bloodstone would stop bleeding if applied to the skin.
Scientists use 3 key features to identify and read Human Chromosomes: Size: This is the most clear way to tell chromosomes apart. Banding pattern: Also called, Giemsa bands on the chromosomes make each pair unique. Centromere position: These are areas on chromosomes that look banded. They have … Continue reading
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Blood Type A, most commonly seen in: Blackfoot Indians, Sami People, The Andamanese, The Kikuyu, Armenian‘s and Maoris. * Please click on the highlighted links above for more information regarding the individual groups of people. Chart based on out of 100 people Blackfoot Blood Type B, most commonly … Continue reading
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The juice inside of unripened (green) coconuts can provide potassium (600 mg/8 ounces), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), sodium (Na), and sugar (CHO). Because coconut water or juice has the same electrolyte balance as blood, making it isotonic, the juice has … Continue reading
FIV is a retrovirus similar to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV also know as AIDS). Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is a viral infection that attacks the immune system of cats. It is also know as Feline Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Feline AIDS). The immunodeficiency caused by the virus can promote a variety of symptoms including: Infections, impaired immune responses, anemia’s, gum and mouth infections, some types of cancer, and neurologic disease (much like in Humans having this similar disease).
In the near future, salivary proteins may replace blood tests as a diagnostic tool. Researchers spend large amounts of time cataloguing “the complete salivary proteome”, which is a set of proteins in human saliva. Research in saliva proteomics and diagnostics is part of a nationwide effort to create a map of every human protein and every protein interaction, to see how they contribute to health and disease and how they act as markers for disease states. Following instructions encoded by genes, protein make up the body’s organs and regulate cellular processes. Defining exact protein pathways on a comprehensive level will enable the development of early diagnostic testing and precise drug design.
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Suggestions for Blood Type AB skin…Green Tea, Apple Tea, Lime oil, Grapefruit Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Eucalyptus, Chamomile Suggestions for Blood Type A skin… Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Peppermint, Lime, Grapefruit, Green Tea, Lavender, Chamomile Suggestions for Blood Type B skin… … Continue reading
“The present study sought to expand the limited evidence that sexual orientation is influenced by genetic factors. This was accomplished by seeking statistical differences between heterosexuals and homosexuals for four traits that are known to be genetically determined: eye color, natural hair color, blood type, and the Rhesus factor. Using a sample of over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian college students supplemented with additional homosexual subjects obtained through internet contacts, we found no significant differences between heterosexuals and homosexuals regarding eye color or hair color. In the case of blood type and the Rh factor, however, interesting patterns emerged. Heterosexual males and females exhibited statistically identical frequencies of the A blood type, while gay men exhibited a relatively low incidence and lesbians had a relatively high incidence (p < .05). In the case of the Rh factor, unusually high proportions of homosexuals of both sexes were Rh- when compared to heterosexuals (p < .06). The findings suggest that a connection may exist between sexual orientation and genes both on chromosome 9 (where blood type is determined) and on chromosome 1 (where the Rh factor is regulated).”
Link to the Abstract below…
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This should be interesting…
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Blood Type A, most commonly seen in: Blackfoot Indians, Sami People, The Andamanese, The Kikuyu, Armenian‘s and Maoris. * Please click on the highlighted links above for more information regarding the individual groups of people. Chart based on out of … Continue reading
Appears to be no AB – amongst the Native Americans and Aborigines…
The RBC lifetime is about 120 days
The life cycle of a Red Blood Cell.
a) Kidneys respond to a lower than normal oxygen concentration in the blood by releasing the hormone erythropoietin.
b) Erythropoietin travels to the red bone marrow and stimulates an increase in the production of red blood cells (RBCs).
c) The red bone marrow manufactures RBCs from stem cells that live inside the marrow.
d) RBCs squeeze through blood vessel membranes to enter the circulation.
e) The heart and lungs work to supply continuous movement and oxygenation of RBCs.
f) Damaged or old RBCs are destroyed primarily by the spleen.
Group A and B Subgroups
The serum of group B persons contains two antibodies: anti A and anti A1. By proper absorption, the two antibodies can be separated. Cells of group A that react with anti A1 are part of the subgroup A1. Cells that react with anti A but not with antiA1 fall into subgroups weaker than A1, thus being classified as A2.
Subgroup A2: make up 20 percent of the A gene pool, and have less H changed to A antigen because of the smaller amount of sites on the cells compared to A1. Could produce anti A1.
*** Subgroups of B are rare in most populations. They are usually recognized by variations in the strength of a reaction with anti B. There is no reagent available to distinguish among them. The patient’s serum may contain anti B antibodies.
ABO antibodies and antigens
Antibodies produced by exposure to antigens (bacteria and plants) are not seen until four to six months old. The anti A and anti B found in the serum of a newborns is of maternal origin. In healthy individuals, ABO antibodies are always present peaking at age five to ten years.
Percentage of ABO Antigens and Antibodies in United States Populations
|Group||Red Cell Antigens||Antibodies||% of U.S. Population|
|O||No A or B antigens||Anti A, Anti B, & Anti A,B||50|
|AB||A & B||No antibodies||4|
|A1||A & A1||Anti B||30|
|A2||A||Anti B (may develop anti A1)||1|
|B||B||Anti A & Anti A1||15|
***ABO antigen frequency can vary in other populations with different ethnic mixes.
The human genome is the complete list of coded instructions needed to make a human.
~ The total number of human genes is estimated to be between 30,000 – 40,000.
~ The functions remain unknown for over 50% of discovered genes.
~ There are 100 trillion cells in your body.
~ If unwound and tied together, the strands of DNA in one cell would stretch 6 feet.
~ 12,000 letters of DNA are decoded by human genome project computers every second.
~ The entire human genome requires more than 3 gigabytes of computer storage space.
~ To sequence the human genome, researchers collected a large number of blood samples from females and sperm from males. A few of these samples were then chosen at random for sequencing. The identities of the sample sources have never been disclosed, either to the donors or to the scientists.
What is artificial blood?
Blood produced from stem cells and can be manufactured as type “O-negative”, which is produced by only 7 % of the World and is suitable for use in up to 98 % of population.
A success story…
“A French doctor has completed the first-ever artificial blood transfusion after extracting stem cells from a patient‘s bone marrow, which were then used to grow the red blood cells under laboratory settings. After five days, 94 to 100 percent of the blood cells remained circulating in the body. After 26 days, 41 to 63 percent remained, which is a normal survival rate for naturally produced blood cells. The cells carried oxygen throughout the patient’s body, just as normal red blood cells would.”
What is Oxygent?
Often used as an “additive” during blood transfusions…
The Power of Stem Cells