Haematology & Transfusion Science

Blood test for pregnant women

A new blood test to check for the potentially life-threatening condition pre-eclampsia will be available to women in England.

Blood test for rare cancer proteins

A new blood test developed at the Johns Hopkins University can identify individual molecules in human blood samples with minimal detection errors. 

Blood cell production insights

A healthy adult makes about two million blood cells every second, and 99% of them are oxygen-carrying red blood cells. 

Blood clot discovery

Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, which could lead to the development of better treatments to help prevent and treat conditions including heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia.

Detecting atrial fibrillation

Could routine screening for atrial fibrillation be in the pipeline? Jonathan Mant is leading the programme that he hopes will be the catalyst.

Recognising pseudohypernatraemia

Biochemistry lead Dan Kelly looks at sodium citrate contamination and how to identify the condition.

Under the microscope: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Under the microscope this month: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Separating blood plasma with a toy

Researchers have found a novel use for “fidget spinner” toys – separating blood plasma for diagnostic tests.

March: news in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.

From lecture to lab

Transfusion Practitioner Lisa McKain and Haematology Operations Manager Lorna Philpotts look at the application of academic learning in professional practice.

Haematology CPD presentation

A CPD presentation with a multi-disciplinary slant has been organised by the Birmingham branch of the IBMS.

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