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A life-saving method of converting blood from one group to another is being attempted by scientists. If successful, it could potentially mean an end to O-Negative blood shortages around the world.

 

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     D.A.R.P.A. & the Arteriocyte's Blood Pharming Program.

 

Scientists at the bioengineering company Arteriocyte had a DARPA contract (Defense and Research Projects Agency) to engineer red blood cells, a process called pharming.

 

Arteriocyte's Blood Pharming program is currently working to combine multiple state of the art technologies to produce fresh units of universal-donor (Type O, RH factor negative) packed red blood cells. The company's proprietary NANEX technology permits 250-fold expansion of hematopoietic stem cells that are subsequently cultured in a unique environment of nutrients and growth factor to induce differentiation into enucleated red blood cells.

 

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         Nanex Technology >  Click Here

 

 

 

Do you have it?

What does it mean?

 

The HLA-B27 Genetic Marker is said to have protective properties that guard against the progression of HIV.  It is said, that people with this gene do not have the right proteins The HLA-B27 Genetic Marker...do you have it? for the HIV virus to bind with. The HLA - B27 Marker is most often found in people with O- Blood.

 

HLA-B27  is an inherited gene marker that is associated with a number of related rheumatic diseases. They share in common, certain features like spinal and peripheral arthritis, skin and GI disorders, anterior chamber eye disease, psoriasis like skin lesions, as well as inflammation and joint pain. This gene is found with highest prevalence in patients with ankylosing spondylosis, reactive arthritis, and patients with the combination of peripheral arthritis and either psoriasis or inflammatory bowel disease To learn more about Ankylosing Spondylitis, click here.

 

Related AS Research Links :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HLA-B

US Patent 5993812

Journal of Virology

http://arthritis.about.com/od/arthqa/f/HLAB27.htm

Ankylosing Spondylitis

http://www.spondylitis.org/about/faq.aspx

http://www.answers.com/topic/hla-b27

 

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Why Rh-Negative Research?
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Two Rh+ people CAN have an Rh- baby if BOTH parents carry the RECESSIVE Rh-Negative Factor!
Two Rh+ people CAN have an
Rh-
baby if BOTH parents carry the
RECESSIVE Rh-Negative Factor!



 

Ankylosing Spondylitis or "AS" is an autoimmune disease that may be more prevelant to those people who are tested positive for a genetic marker called HLA-B27.  This theory is based on the research that 85+% of individuals diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis or "AS"; happen to test positive for the HLA-B27 genetic marker, which is said to be had by only about 8% of the population or less, based on geographical location.  I saw a connection because the blood type O- also appears in about 7% of the population and again that percentage varies by the geographical location of the population.  After researching this connection and family history, I felt confidant enough to lay out my theory for my mothers' doctors, they listened and tested her for the genetic marker and it came back positive. 

 

I do not know what the connection is; but I am looking, researching and trying to find the answers.  In the meantime, I am learning about symptoms, treatments, effects and more.  I will share with you what I find. Together, hopefully we can find the answers to improve the human condition. Click the links below, find out more or join the forum.

 


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Ankylosing Splondylitis Research & Resources

 

 

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