Gallery: Researchers Successfully Create Artificial Blood


Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have successfully created artificial, oxygen-carrying red blood cells that they believe could go into human medical trials in as little as two years. The cells aren’t synthetic, they are created using human stem cells, but they can be manufactured, and the researchers are currently working out a way to mass-produce them safely. If successful their findings would eliminate the need for the current mass amounts of energy and electricicity that are needed to gather, transport and store blood for transfusions. Plus, now we have something more than garlic to throw at vampires when they come knocking on Monday evening!

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1 Comment

  1. sillynilly October 29, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    can anyone say TRUE BLOOD? I guess Nick Cage will finally be coming out of the coffin in a decade

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