Professor Chris Cooper showing the changes in blood color.
(Credit: Image courtesy of University of Essex)
If the current wave of vampire stories is to be believed, humans can peacefully co-exist with vampires.
The Twilight book trilogy has ‘vegetarian’ vampires living on animal blood and in the TV series True Blood, Japanese scientists have developed a synthetic blood substitute. However, in the most recent blockbuster movieDaybreakers, vampires suffer a horrific fate when attempting to drink their blood substitute.
Back in the real world, the hunt for a blood substitute could not be truer. In fact, the quest to create artificial blood is big business, with more than one billion pounds being spent over the last 20 years in an attempt to create a true alternative to blood. Among those around the globe seeking a viable blood alternative are scientists at the University of Essex who have just submitted a worldwide patent for their engineered hemoglobin.
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