Tuesday, 03 Apr, 2007 Health & Fitness
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Now one blood group fits everyone

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A new discovery was made by international scientific team who established a way to convert one blood group into another.

The finding can revolutionize medicine as it means there will be no lack of blood supplies. The study conducted by experts from University of Copenhagen published their results in Nature Biotechnology journal, where it is stated that O blood group can be a source for all the other blood types (A, B and AB).

If earlier the mistake of giving wrong blood group could lead to hazardous reactions from the immune system and in severe cases result in death, now all blood groups can be converted into one O group and used furthermore.

It is known that blood group of those who have A and B groups has sugar molecules that respond differently to other blood group. People AB blood group is the rarest one and their blood contains both antigens. Transfusion of the different than individual's blood group is a serious impact on the immune system and incompatibility may become crucial.

Studying more than 2,500 bacteria and fungi experts found proteins that can act as destroyers of sugar molecules. Scientists discovered bacterial enzymes from Elizabethkingia meningosepticum and Bacterioides fragilis that are able to remove sugar molecules from the blood cells thus making one blood match other blood groups.

After test trials new blood where A, B and AB blood groups will be converted into O group is anticipated to be used in hospitals.

The National Blood Service now has 40,000 of blood samples that can be enough for about five days.

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42 votes

//21 Dec 19, 2010 07:54 PM | posted by: Joseph Christakiran
I'm studying my UG in Biotechnology. This a breakthrough discovery. Post more of this, in a detailed manner.
47 votes

//20 Oct 21, 2010 10:01 AM | posted by: deepak
I am an biotechnologist(student).The given topic is so nice and very interesting to learn i'm more keen to leanr more about the mechanism of converting all the bloodgroups into O group blood.
i wish you to send me more information regarding this topic
49 votes

//19 Oct 21, 2010 10:01 AM | posted by: deepak
I am an biotechnologist(student).The given topic is so nice and very interesting to learn i'm more keen to leanr more about the mechanism of converting all the bloodgroups into O group blood.
i wish you to send me more information regarding this topic
46 votes

//18 Oct 18, 2010 12:29 PM | posted by: Anjali Sachan
This is a new and very interesting invention which can save many lifes.I need to know more about it . So please send me some more details about it. I am keen to know more about it.
44 votes

//17 Aug 18, 2010 02:15 PM | posted by: Shikha Kapoor
it really revolutionize d world.......... n also save more lives.......
48 votes

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46 votes

//14 Dec 14, 2008 05:08 AM | posted by: shanti_ch16 [InfoTOT]
this new discovery will soon revolutionize the field of medicine....
45 votes

//13 Nov 01, 2008 09:01 AM | posted by: LINA INVERSE
I THINK THIS DISCOVERY IS HELPFUL TO ANYONE
48 votes

//12 Sep 20, 2008 12:37 AM | posted by: summer_rain [InfoMANIAC]
Surprising and hard to believe... hope it's really true because it would be a revolutionary discovery...
38 votes

//11 Sep 02, 2008 01:25 PM | posted by: Unknown
very interesting!! i hope you will add more information regarding this....
44 votes

//10 Aug 07, 2008 11:35 AM | posted by: pooja
The topic is very interesting plz send more information regading blood conversion
41 votes

//9 Jul 06, 2008 12:57 PM | posted by: Om Prakash Sah
plz send me more in fomation on the mechanism of blood group conversion, as i am the student of pharmacy i need to know more about it
41 votes

//8 Jul 03, 2008 04:03 PM | posted by: Unknown
This Technique will save Several Lives.

42 votes

//7 Jun 24, 2008 07:56 AM | posted by: urvashi
please send me more details on this technique as i want to make my project.
44 votes

//6 May 20, 2008 12:53 PM | posted by: hk
um a biotech student n found this topic interesting to present in my presentation plz help me out in getting more info lk enzymes names ....such like dat
47 votes

//5 Apr 27, 2008 06:22 AM | posted by: rev
i'm nursing student. this topic is very helpful in my research.,.,
pls.,. send me more info. about this topic,.,.
thanks.,.
45 votes

//4 Apr 25, 2008 06:59 PM | posted by: priya.k
im a student of medicine.its really surprsing n life saving to know regarding this article.i wish to send me more information regarding this
37 votes

//3 Mar 05, 2008 09:03 AM | posted by: Hhapee
This is very helpful in my reasearch. ...pls cnd more info bout this.
39 votes

//2 Feb 11, 2008 02:14 PM | posted by: Prabind kumar Yadav
I am an biotechnologist(student).The given topic is so nice and very interesting to learn i'm more keen to leanr more about the mechanism of converting all the bloodgroups into O group blood.
i wish you to send me more information regarding this topic
39 votes

//1 Dec 24, 2007 04:13 PM | posted by: rohitmanoj arey
I am an biotechnologist(student).The given topic is so nice and very interesting to learn i'm more keen to leanr more about the mechanism of converting all the bloodgroups into O group blood.
i wish you to send me more information regarding this topic

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