Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Monday, November 4, 2013

Artificial blood

 A team of researchers of the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, a city in NW Romania, has created a recipe for artificial blood whose preliminary tests have proven encouraging.

The team led by professor Radu Silaghi-Dumitrescu, who is only 39 years old, has been doing research to create the artificial blood for six years and their discovery could prove crucial given the lack of blood doctors need in cases of severe accidents and major surgeries. The blood is made of water, salt, albumin and a protein – hemerythrin -extracted from marine worms which makes the artificial blood stress resistant

Read more:
Artificial blood made in Romania. First tests encouraging, researchers say 

Source: Independent Balkan News Agency
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