Haematology & Transfusion Science

POC data management

Radiometer Ltd has implemented its AQURE Enterprise point-of-care (POC) data management system at the University of Leicester Hospitals NHS Trust’s new Emergency Department.

Retinal photography to calculate risk

Scientists have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning.

Does PSA screening save lives?

Inviting men with no symptoms to a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer does not save lives, according to results from the largest ever prostate cancer trial.

My lab: Braving the weather

Valerie Bocker, Specialist Biomedical Scientist from NHS Lothian, writes about the dedication of laboratory staff when snow struck.

Effectiveness of POCT

Associate Professor in Biomedical Sciences Paul Waller questions some of the assumptions made about point-of-care testing.

Cancer screening revolution?

A new US-developed blood test could help detect eight common cancers before they spread.

The Lutheran blood group system

The Lutheran blood group system (BGS) consists of a large number of antigens, 24 being recognised by the International Society of Blood Transfusion at the time of writing, and is also of interest in terms of the various backgrounds to the (apparent) Lu(a-b-) phenotypes. The Lutheran BGS is also incorrectly named, as will be explained shortly.

Welcome the new Institute President

Alison Geddis is the 33rd IBMS President: only the second woman, and the first member from Northern Ireland, to hold this prestigious office.
 

Seeking a universal cancer test

Could a new blood test for cancer revolutionise screening? Cristian Tomasetti explains his team’s breakthrough and considers the future implications.

Professional doctorates: success on the south coast

Two students have been awarded the Professional Doctorate in Biomedical Science (DBMS) at the University of Portsmouth.

Scholarship now open for entries

IBMS members are being encouraged to apply for the Carol Briggs-Smalley Scholarship.

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