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On his yellow helmet was a patch indicating his blood type in case of disaster.What it’s like to rescue someone at sea from a Coast Guard helicopter|Rob Verger|July 20, 2021|Popular-Science
For instance, researchers again confirmed a genetic link between blood type and the likelihood of getting infected, but don’t know why people with type O blood may be slightly protected.How your DNA may affect whether you get COVID-19 or become gravely ill|Tina Hesman Saey|July 8, 2021|Science News
However, a DNA letter swap may have consequences—changing the color of your eyes, your blood type, your likelihood of getting Alzheimer’s or autism, how well you can fend off a viral infection, etc.
A person’s blood type is determined by variations in a single gene.
The team found that the O blood type was less likely to test positive for the infection than expected—suggesting, though not necessarily proving, that the blood type could be more protective against the disease.
But yes, I pictured a James Bond-type just sauntering over to her.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
“I have to think her body type played a role,” said Rachel Greenblatt, a Lecturer in Jewish Studies at Harvard University.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For nearly her entire life Beyoncé has been giving us her blood, sweat, and tears in her career.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Royal Family has benefited hugely from the American blood in its veins.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The blood that accused his friend in his heart, rushed to his face, when he repeated what had been told him.
These differences of interests will lead to disputes, ill blood, and finally to separation.
There lay Bob Rock, covered with blood, and apparently insensible.
Though the average speaker is generally limited by one type of voice, which he varies somewhat, it is not often disguised.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Louis pressed his father's hand to his lips; that hand which was hardly washed from the stain of Wharton's blood!
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Blood transfusions used to be the treatment of last resort, since they often caused death. But in the 1890s Austrian scientist Karl Landsteiner began to solve the transfusion puzzle when he found that all human red blood cells belonged to one of four groups which he named A, B, AB, and O. The types refer to antigens found on the surface of these cells. Antibodies circulating in a person's blood normally recognize the antigens in that same person's blood cells and don't react with them. However, if a person with one blood type is transfused with blood of another type, the antibodies bind to the foreign antigens, causing dangerous clumping of the blood. Thus the key to a successful transfusion is to give a person blood that has matching antigens. In the first half of the twentieth century, the study of Rhesus monkeys, which share many biological characteristics with humans, gave rise to the recognition of a human blood protein called the Rh factor. People who have this blood protein are considered Rh positive, while individuals who lack the protein are referred to as Rh negative. The Rh factor is connected to an individual's blood type. If a person has type AB blood with a positive Rh factor, his or her blood type is referred to as AB positive. The Rh factor causes a problem in a fetus whose blood is Rh positive and whose mother is Rh negative because the mother's negative blood attacks the positive blood of the fetus. In this instance, a blood transfusion to the fetus can save its life.