British Scientists Say They've Created Artificial Blood for Humans

Somebody ring the bell at the blood factory, because it's almost time to get those assembly lines running. Almost. A team of British scientists say they've created red blood cells suitable for transfusion into humans, a breakthrough that could change the lives of millions—if it works. » 4/14/14 1:20pm 4/14/14 1:20pm

Here's each of the 5,179 on-screen deaths in Game of Thrones

The best way to catch up with Game of Thrones before Season 4 starts? By watching this amazing supercut of every single on-screen death in the series so far. Made by Digg Video, it's a bloody gore-y mix of swords, spears, arrows, bare hands, etc. ripping apart flesh and ending human life. There's a total of 5,179… » 4/04/14 7:59pm 4/04/14 7:59pm

The Fascinating Journey of a Blood Donation

If you're super squeamish about blood this might be a teeny bit uncomfortable, but I found it absolutely fascinating. City of Hope shows each step a unit of donated blood takes on its journey from a donor's arm to a patient in need. It's a peek into the circulatory system that helps your hospital save lives every day. » 3/22/14 11:00am 3/22/14 11:00am

5 Creepy, Scary, Awesome Things You Never Knew About Blood

The internet has been beating us over the head with the fact it's Halloween today, and that means lots of fake blood. But the real stuff coursing through your veins can be scary all on its own. Here are some of the weirdest and wildest things going on in the world of blood. » 10/31/13 4:37pm 10/31/13 4:37pm

Transylvanian university scientists create working artificial blood

It may sound like a Halloween prank, but the Balkan News Agency claims that a team of scientists in a Transylvanian university has created artificial blood. The researchers say that they have successfully tried it on mice. If human tests work, this could be one of the biggest breakthroughs in modern medicine. » 10/31/13 11:27am 10/31/13 11:27am

Holy Wow This Incredible Gel Stops Bleeding Instantly

This is either some sort of magical sorcery, camera trick or freaking awesome science fiction technology coming to real life. The Veti-Gel is a substance that can be applied to a wound and stop the bleeding immediately. It's insane how fast it works. Watch the video above to see it in action (don't watch if you're… » 3/21/13 2:00am 3/21/13 2:00am

Scientists Invent Particles That Will Let You Live Without Breathing

This may seem like something out of a science fiction movie: researchers have designed microparticles that can be injected directly into the bloodstream to quickly oxygenate your body, even if you can't breathe anymore. It's one of the best medical breakthroughs in recent years, and one that could save millions of… » 6/27/12 7:48pm 6/27/12 7:48pm

Artist Makes Creepy Self-Portraits Using His Own Frozen Blood

Many years ago British artist Marc Quinn started an art project where he created cast self-portraits using his own frozen blood. On one hand, it's incredibly creepy and unsettling. But on the other, how many artists' can turn to their creations during a medical emergency? » 5/26/12 12:00pm 5/26/12 12:00pm

Researchers Squeeze Blood Proteins from Rice

Human Serum Albumin (HSA) is a protein commonly used in vaccines and often administered for serious burn injuries and liver disease and commonly in short supply due to a lack of donors. That's why researchers from Wuhan University have figured out how to grow it—not in people, but in rice. » 11/01/11 3:40am 11/01/11 3:40am

Artificial Blood From Bone Marrow Stem Cells Still Makes Me Genuinely…

I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm not the best person to call if you happen to be bleeding and need help. I tend to succumb to gravity pretty quickly, which has also prevented me from being a generous donor. But I know I'm not alone, and in a continuing effort to find a reliable source for blood that doesn't require… » 10/29/11 9:00pm 10/29/11 9:00pm