Haematology & Transfusion Science

Tech news: June

This month's top tech news stories

“Tumour-uninformed” blood test

A team of scientists has evaluated the first “tumour-uninformed” test that detects cancer DNA circulating in the blood of patients following treatment.

Ultrasonically oscillating biopsy needles

Modifying a biopsy needle to vibrate rapidly at 30,000 times per second improves yields and could mean potentially a less painful experience for patients.

Help, what is it?

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Anas Nasir on how and why he started posting blood films on social media and what happened next.

My lab: The donor testing lab

Biomedical Scientist Kristopher Kelly gives a guided tour of the donor testing laboratory at the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service.

New markers for heart attacks

A new study identifies markers in the blood of heart attack patients that distinguishes them from patients suffering chest pain with other causes.

Tricky transfusions in transplants

Victoria Tuckley, Laboratory Incident Specialist at SHOT, looks at errors in transplant patients.

A year at the drive-through

After an innovative phlebotomy service was launched in Sheffield last year, Richard Wardle, Lead Laboratory Manager in Haematology, Coagulation and OPD Phlebotomy Services, gives an update on the changes and developments.

HIV treatment helps prevent active TB

Antiretroviral treatment (ART) reduces the risk of developing active tuberculosis (TB) in people also infected with HIV-1, by dampening the activation of the body’s immune response.

AI for blood vessel anomalies and eye disease

An international team of scientists has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that could one day be used in a system to assess vascular diseases that are characterised by the abnormal condition of blood vessels.

Multiple myeloma blood test

A new method makes it easier to follow the progression of the blood cancer multiple myeloma, it is claimed.

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