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  • What Is the Golden Blood Type?

    09/11/2021 7:56:37 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    MedicineNet ^ | prior to September 11, 2021 | unattributed
    The golden blood type or Rh null blood group contains no Rh antigens (proteins) on the red blood cell (RBC). This is the rarest blood group in the world, with less than 50 individuals having this blood group. It was first seen in Aboriginal Australians. The worry with the golden blood group is that the donations of Rh null are incredibly scarce and difficult to obtain. An Rh null person has to rely on the cooperation of a small network of regular Rh null donors around the world if they need the blood. Throughout the world, there are only nine...
  • Blood type not a Covid-19 risk factor in US; inhaled asthma drug may keep mild illness from worsening

    04/17/2021 7:42:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies ^ | 17 April 2021 - 11:54
    None of the blood types — A, B, AB or O — was linked with their risk of becoming infected, need for hospitalisation or intensive care, according to a report published in JAMA Network Open. Smaller studies from China, Italy and Spain have linked type A blood to higher COVID-19 risks and type O blood to lower risks, and a large study from Denmark tied blood type to Covid-19 severity. An inhaled steroid commonly used to treat asthma can help keep patients with mild Covid-19 from getting sicker, according to results from a trial published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine....
  • People with blood type A might be more susceptible to coronavirus, study finds

    03/18/2020 5:48:17 AM PDT · by familyop · 46 replies
    New York Post, Fox News ^ | March 18, 2020 | New York Post
    People with blood type A might be more vulnerable to the coronavirus, while those with type O blood could be more resistant, according to a new preliminary study from China. Researchers studying COVID-19 in its outbreak epicenter, Wuhan, and the city of Shenzhen found the proportion of Type-A patients both infected and killed by the disease to be “significantly” higher than those with the same blood type in the general public.
  • People With Blood Type A May Be More Vulnerable to coronavirus, China Study Finds

    03/17/2020 5:00:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MARCH 17, 2020 | STEPHEN CHEN
    People with blood type A may be more vulnerable to infection by the new coronavirus, while those with type O seem more resistant, according to a preliminary study of patients in China who contracted the disease known as Covid-19. Medical researchers in China took blood group patterns of more than 2,000 patients infected with the virus in Wuhan and Shenzhen and compared them to local healthy populations. They found that blood type A patients showed a higher rate of infection and they tended to develop more severe symptoms. While the researchers said the study was preliminary and more work was...
  • California man offers truck, kidney to anyone who can help save dying wife

    05/09/2018 3:42:11 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | 9 May 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    In a plea to Facebook users last week, Verlon Robinson offered to give up his 2004 Dodge pickup truck and a tent trailer to anyone who would be willing to donate a piece of their liver to his sick wife. In the post, he added a postscript and said he has “good kidneys” and would also be willing to “throw in one.” ...So Verlon Robinson is taking matters into his own hands. He has asked that anyone who has O-positive or O-negative blood type to apply to the UCSF Medical Center to see if they could qualify to donate a...
  • What's your blood type?

    10/21/2017 2:47:16 PM PDT · by djf · 153 replies
    OK. I got a blood type kit from Amazon.(which I am not affiliated with). Anyways, I think I was told before at a very young age I was B- So right now I'm trying to get ready to test it again but I figured I'd ask... What's your blood type?
  • Blood Groups And The History Of Peoples

    04/18/2017 5:38:12 AM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    The Blood Type Diet ^ | 4-18-2017 | Peter D'Adamo
    There is a vast span of human existence of which little is known. Archeological ruins from the beginnings of civilization have been unearthed, and there have been occasional discoveries of a more prehistoric nature, but not much else. The impermanency of our physical existence is responsible for this void; our flesh and body fluids rapidly decompose after death. Unless preserved by extraordinary means, even skeletal remains eventually crumble and disappear. Early peoples did not practice ceremonial burial. Left to the elements, bodies soon completely decomposed: "Dust to dust" was not a mere poetic metaphor. It was a recorded observation of...
  • In Japan, you are what your blood type is

    02/04/2009 9:03:33 AM PST · by BGHater · 31 replies · 1,485+ views
    AP ^ | 01 Feb 2009 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    In Japan, "What's your type?" is much more than small talk; it can be a paramount question in everything from matchmaking to getting a job. By type, the Japanese mean blood type, and no amount of scientific debunking can kill a widely held notion that blood tells all. In the year just ended, four of Japan's top 10 best-sellers were about how blood type determines personality, according to Japan's largest book distributor, Tohan Co. The books' publisher, Bungeisha, says the series — one each for types B, O, A, and AB — has combined sales of well over 5 million...
  • Transplant triggers blood-type change

    01/24/2008 12:01:42 PM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 21 replies · 1,382+ views
    AFP via The Times of India ^ | 24 Jan 2008, 0030 hrs IST | AFP
    In a first, girl's blood type changes after liver transplant SYDNEY: An Australian girl spontaneously switched blood groups and adopted her donor's immune system following a liver transplant in the first known case of its type, doctors treating her said on Thursday. Demi-Lee Brennan was aged nine and seriously ill with liver failure when she received the transplant, doctors at a top Sydney children's hospital said. Nine months later it was discovered that she had changed blood types and her immune system had switched over to that of the donor after stem cells from the new liver migrated to her...
  • Breakthrough makes all blood types universal

    04/04/2007 6:38:33 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 26 replies · 1,347+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/4/2007 | Joyce Howard Price
    A scientific breakthrough could help alleviate blood shortages and reduce the danger of accidental blood-type mismatches, researchers and executives for a U.S. biotech firm said yesterday. An international team of scientists announced that it has found a way to convert Types A, B, and AB blood into Type O -- the universal donor blood group that can be given to anyone -- and the American company that commissioned the research said such "universally transfusible" blood has the potential to solve problems associated with storing, transporting and transfusing blood. "The prospects for this are huge ... since blood now must be...
  • Straw Poll Links Blood Type With Investment Savvy

    09/17/2006 2:13:27 PM PDT · by jdm · 15 replies · 633+ views
    Chosun ^ | Sept 17, 2006
    Blood type may have something to do with stock investment styles and the success of investment, a poll of 1,126 individual investors suggests. The poll was conducted by stock investment portal site Paxnet from Aug. 30 to Sept. 8. According to the firm, investors with blood type A and AB were more likely to pursue stable investment strategies and were relatively successful in investments, while those with blood type of O and B made more aggressive investments and often lost money. Out of 394 investors with blood type A, 184 (47 percent) made profit in stock investment, as did 79...
  • Genetic Makeup in E. Asia (blood type Gm gene)

    06/21/2005 10:08:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 1,449+ views
  • Shroud of Turin Bloodstains Likely Fake, Not of Jesus Christ: Forensic Experts

    07/17/2018 7:55:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/17/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Bloodstains found on the shroud of Turin burial cloth, believed by many to have once wrapped the body of Jesus Christ, are likely fake, according to new research reported in the Journal of Forensic Sciences. In June 2017, researchers at the Institute of Crystallography found traces of blood on the 14-foot-long relic, with initial analysis of the particles discovering "a scenario of great suffering, whose victim was wrapped up in the funeral cloth." The nanoparticles uncovered were found to not be typical of the blood of a healthy person. The Journal of Forensic Sciences report on July 10 revealed that...
  • Pentagon’s Giant Blood Serum Bank May Provide PTSD Clues

    08/13/2013 8:09:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    Scientific American ^ | August 12, 2013 | Dina Fine Maron
    The massive repository of genetic material is poised to advance research—just don’t bother asking for your samples back Inside DoDSR Image: Dina Fine Maron SILVER SPRING, Md.—Nestled inside a generic-looking office building here in suburban Maryland, down the hall from cable-provider Comcast, sits the largest blood serum repository in the world. Seven freezers, each roughly the size of a high school basketball court, are stacked high with row upon row of small cardboard boxes containing tubes of yellow or pinkish blood serum, a liquid rich in antibodies and proteins, but devoid of cells. The freezers hover at –30 degrees Celsius—cold...
  • Shroud, New Study: There Is Blood of a Man Tortured and Killed

    07/12/2017 7:33:22 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 151 replies
    LaStampa ^ | July 11, 2017 | Andrea Tornielli
    Published in a US scientific journal new findings by CNR and University of Padua. Electron Microscopy to analyze a pristine fiber: found creatinine and ferritin iron nanoparticles, typical in cases of severe polytrauma The Shroud of Turin, the linen cloth that according to an ancient tradition, wrapped the body of Jesus after crucifixion, actually came into contact with the blood of a dead man who suffered many serious injuries. This is what emerges from a research on a fabric fiber extracted from the dorsal imprint of the cloth, around the feet area. The study was conducted by two CNR...
  • A lot of old blood types as AB: Not Exactly— Shroud.of Turin

    04/21/2013 10:30:21 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies ^ | 02/16/2012 | Kelly P. Kearse, a card-carrying immunologist writes:
    I appreciate the opportunity to address the issue that “All old blood types as AB”, particularly in reference to the study of the Shroud. The idea that “aged blood is degraded to (or reverts to) type AB” is rather misleading. Blood typing is typically performed using two distinct methods that measure two very different things. First, there is forward typing, which measures the presence of specific molecules on the surfaces of red blood cells (RBC): the ABO molecules. Second, there is reverse typing, which measures the presence of antibodies in the serum (essentially the fluid component of blood), specifically the...
  • On The Presence Of Non-Chinese At Anyang

    08/16/2006 9:16:37 AM PDT · by blam · 71 replies · 10,821+ views
    Sino-Platonic Papers ^ | 4-2004 | Kim Haynes
    On the Presence of Non-Chinese at Anyang by Kim Hayes It has now become clear that finds of chariot remains, metal knives and axes of northern provenance, and bronze mirrors of western provenance in the tombs of Anyang indicate that the Shang had at least indirect contact with people who were familiar with these things. Who were these people? Where did they live? When did they arrive? Following the discovery of the Tarim Mummies, we now know that the population of the earliest attested cultures of what is present-day Xinjiang were of northwestern or western derivation. According to the craniometric...
  • Origins Of The Ainu

    02/02/2006 4:16:59 PM PST · by blam · 90 replies · 12,051+ views
    Nova/PBS ^ | 2-2-2006 | Gary Crawford
    A map of Japan showing the fateful site of Sakushukotoni-gawa on Hokkaido. Origins of the Ainu by Gary Crawford The ringing telephone broke the evening silence. It was the fall of 1983, and my research partner, Professor Masakazu Yoshizaki, was calling from Japan. "Gary, I have some news," Yoshi said. "We have a few grains of barley from a site on the Hokkaido University campus. I think you should come and look at them." The Japanese language is notorious for its ambiguity, so I wasn't quite sure of the full meaning of what I had just heard. But I didn't...
  • The Relationship Between The Basque And Ainu

    06/25/2004 3:44:16 PM PDT · by blam · 90 replies · 11,728+ views
    High Speed Plus ^ | 1996 | Edo Nyland
    THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BASQUE AND AINU INTRODUCTION The language of the Ainu bear-worshippers of Northern Japan has generally been considered a language-isolate, supposedly being unlike any other language on earth. A few researchers noticed a relationship with languages in south-east Asia, others saw similarity with the Ostiak and Uralic languages of northern Siberia. The Ainu look like Caucasian people, they have white skin, their hair is wavy and thick, their heads are mesocephalic (round) and a few have grey or blue eyes. However, their blood types are more like the Mongolian people, possibly through many millennia of intermixing. The Ainu...
  • British Have Changed Little Since Ice Age, Gene Study Says

    07/26/2005 8:41:38 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies · 705+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | July 19, 2005 | James Owen
    "There's been a lot of arguing over the last ten years, but it's now more or less agreed that about 80 percent of Britons' genes come from hunter-gatherers who came in immediately after the Ice Age," Miles said... New evidence for the genetic ancestry of modern Britons comes from analysis of blood groups, oxygen traces in teeth, and DNA samples taken from skeletal remains... The most visible British genetic marker is red hair, he added. The writer Tacitus noted the Romans' surprise at how common it was when they arrived 2,000 years ago. "It's something that foreign observers have often...