Haematology & Transfusion Science

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.

Under the microscope: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Under the microscope This month: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

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.

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.

Laboratory diagnostic test enters clinical practice

A blood test that improves the management pre-eclampsia has been introduced into routine practice, write Laboratory Manager Tim James and Consultant Obstetrician Manu Vatish.

Cutting-edge research pt.3

The IBMS has awarded five research grants this year. Here the final two successful candidates outline the work that they are undertaking.

Magnetic blood filtration

Medical device firm MediSieve was shortlisted for this year’s Hammersmith and Fulham Brilliant Business Awards.

New markers for type 2 diabetes

The presence of death receptors in the blood can be used to measure the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.

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