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Trumansfangs
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Synthetic red blood cells mimic natural ones, and have new abilities
Scientists have tried to develop synthetic red blood cells that mimic the favorable properties of natural ones, such as flexibility, oxygen transport and long circulation times. Now, researchers have made synthetic red blood cells that have all of the cells' natural abilities, plus a few new ones.

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Much more here.... Science Daily


( Deer antler spray, now this ? Test those Bama guys ! )


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re: Synthetic red blood cells mimic natural ones, and have new abilities
Lance Armstrong had these 10 years ago.


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re: Synthetic red blood cells mimic natural ones, and have new abilities
This bojo guy has potential.


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CrimsonTideMD
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re: Synthetic red blood cells mimic natural ones, and have new abilities
We’ll see

I worked on a similar project in 2000, one of many ongoing at that time and since then, trying to develop an “off the shelf” RBC or hemoglobin substitute.

None has been successful ultimately in delivering a product, but each “failed” study/project brings us closer to an eventual solution.

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Trumansfangs
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re: Synthetic red blood cells mimic natural ones, and have new abilities
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None has been successful ultimately in delivering a product, but each “failed” study/project brings us closer to an eventual solution.





Absolutely ! Trial and error is the most fundamental method of problem solving. We'll get there !


CrimsonTideMD
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Absolutely ! Trial and error is the most fundamental method of problem solving. We'll get there !



More "errors" need to be published.

There is tremendous waste (time, money, hard resources) in research redundancy because "failed" projects are not published/presented (outside of drug trials).

I was working on HBOC (hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier), and our lab was one of 5 in the US working on it at the time (at least that I was aware of). There was almost zero communication among the groups.

In impromptu informal conversations at different national meetings and conferences, I'd talk to other researches at these different institutions. I say something like "we tried X, Y, and Z to try to normalize the oxygen dissociation curve, but it didn't work" and I'd get responses like "oh yeah, we tried X and Z too...no luck".

So you have 2 separate labs sinking hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars in duplicated projects


Tiguar
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re: Synthetic red blood cells mimic natural ones, and have new abilities
publication bias is a bitch

I tell people all the time studies that show nothing are still very important


Trumansfangs
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re: Synthetic red blood cells mimic natural ones, and have new abilities
So how would you procede ? Consolidation of research groups never seems to work, largely because of diverse funding.

I'm probably not alone in suspecting that some groups are coerced into reporting sussessful research results.


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Arksulli
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I tell people all the time studies that show nothing are still very important




In some cases just as important. Think about how many times a failed research path was repeated because the information that "this will not work" wasn't published?



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