Aging: Attack of the Clones

Aging: Attack of the Clones

By Binod Dhakal, MD, MS “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” — Betty Friedan (1921-2006) Blood cells originate from hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). Adult HSCs are maintained in a quiescent state, a state necessary for preserving the...

Blood Counts: Reducing the Burden of Red Blood Cell Transfusions

By Ahmar U. Zaidi, MD The first transfusions in the 19th century were rife with adverse events, poor outcomes, and even patient deaths. To no one’s surprise then, medical providers became dubious of this “dangerous” procedure. It was after Landsteiner and Jansky...