Scientists using gut bacteria to create "Universal Blood Type"

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Blood Types May Soon Be Indifferent As Scientists Use Our Gut Bacteria to Make 'Universal' Blood Type



https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/scientists-use-gut-bacteria-to-make-universal-blood-type/


"Three-quarters of the world's population have one of four different kinds of blood types: A, B, AB, or O. The first three blood types each carry different strains of antigens and antibodies on the surface of their blood cells which provoke different immune responses. Since certain type A blood cells provoke immune responses against type B blood cells, we have thus far been unable to mix incompatible blood types for operations and treatments without the patient suffering a dangerous autoimmune reaction.
The O blood type, on the other hand, is considered the "universal" blood type because it only contains neutral antigens that can safely interact with the antigens of other blood types.

Now in a groundbreaking new study from the University of British Columbia, researchers say they have managed to identify a bacterial enzyme that can neutralize antigens and render their immune responses harmless.
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Interestingly, the researchers discovered the bacteria inside of our own gut microbiome. Upon mixing the bacteria with a type A blood sample, the bacteria stripped the cells of their aggressive antigens and turned it into a universal type O blood sample."
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DJDuck said:

Blood Types May Soon Be Indifferent As Scientists Use Our Gut Bacteria to Make 'Universal' Blood Type



https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/scientists-use-gut-bacteria-to-make-universal-blood-type/


"Three-quarters of the world's population have one of four different kinds of blood types: A, B, AB, or O. The first three blood types each carry different strains of antigens and antibodies on the surface of their blood cells which provoke different immune responses. Since certain type A blood cells provoke immune responses against type B blood cells, we have thus far been unable to mix incompatible blood types for operations and treatments without the patient suffering a dangerous autoimmune reaction.
The O blood type, on the other hand, is considered the "universal" blood type because it only contains neutral antigens that can safely interact with the antigens of other blood types.

Now in a groundbreaking new study from the University of British Columbia, researchers say they have managed to identify a bacterial enzyme that can neutralize antigens and render their immune responses harmless.
MORE: Be Sure and Floss! Researchers Say Good Dental Health 'Substantially' Decreases Risk of Alzheimer's
Interestingly, the researchers discovered the bacteria inside of our own gut microbiome. Upon mixing the bacteria with a type A blood sample, the bacteria stripped the cells of their aggressive antigens and turned it into a universal type O blood sample."
Very interesting
With this schedule, if the players and staff, down to the guy who cuts the grass, have not been absolutely focused on preparation for Stanford since the year began they should be fired for incompetence! Everything else is just noise.
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