Haematology & Transfusion Science

IBMS research grants 2021

The five recipients of the IBMS research grants in 2021 introduce us to their research projectsnand discuss what impact their work could have.
 

Tech news: December

This month's top tech news stories

Blood marker for peripheral artery disease

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have shown that high levels of a specific protein circulating in the blood are an accurate marker for a severe type of peripheral artery disease that narrows the arteries in the legs and can raise the risk of heart attack.

Under the microscope: HeLa cells

In November's Under the Microscope, we focus on the HeLa cell line.

Working flexibly across sites

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Kimberly C Lewis gives a guided tour of the clinical biochemistry facilities at Swansea.

Just in time

A look at how and why the blood tubes shortage happened, the implications and if a procurement overhaul is needed.

Type 1 diabetes blood test

A new paper has been published by a global collaborative group on developing a simplified blood test that increases the overall screening efficiency for type 1 diabetes.

Laboratory errors in transfusion: Learning for the laboratory

Anne Lockhart, IBMS representative, and Victoria Tuckley from the Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) scheme explain their latest annual report.

 

CRISPR treatment for blood diseases

A collaborative team of researchers has presented preliminary data showing that a CRISPR-based gene-editing therapy for inherited blood disorders is safe and effective.

Brain cancer liquid biopsy

Early detection of brain cancer has moved one step closer, according to new research.

A new screening paradigm

Dr Eric Klein explains why a new blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer is set to have a huge clinical impact.

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