US special-operations forces are now being deployed with freeze-dried blood plasma

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — All of the US military’s special operations fighters sent off to warzones and raids now have an essential addition to their first-aid kits: freeze-dried blood plasma. Last month, the Marines Corps’ special ops units became the last of the military branches to begin carrying freeze-dried plasma. The plasma […]

Blood plasma from young donors breathes fresh life into Alzheimer’s patients

Published time: 6 Nov, 2017 12:44 Stanford University researchers are reporting a small but encouraging victory in the uphill battle against the neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer’s. The team recently presented details from a small test that suggested injecting people suffering from the brain disorder with blood plasma is safe, tolerable and provides some respite, at the […]

Taking quark-gluon plasma for a spin may un-break a fundamental symmetry

Enlarge / The STAR detector, with a bunch of physicists thrown in for scale. (credit: Brookhaven National Lab) Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s RHIC particle accelerator have determined that an exotic form of matter produced in their collisions is the most rapidly spinning material ever detected. The material is called a quark-gluon plasma, and it […]

A New ‘Terminator’ Board Game Has Launched on Kickstarter, Phased Plasma Rifle Not Included

Licensed board games used to be something tabletop aficionados avoided like the plague, an arena of rushed cash-ins and lousy mechanics and cheap components assembled only to appeal to fans of certain properties who could be tricked into wasting their money on a subpar product. The past decade has seen that change. Companies like Gale Force […]