Haematology & Transfusion Science

First blood biomarker for myocarditis

Scientists have identified the first blood biomarker for myocarditis – a cardiac disease that is often misdiagnosed as myocardial infarction.

Detecting childhood TB earlier

Researchers have developed a highly sensitive blood test that can find traces of the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) in infants a year before they develop the disease.

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.

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.

Blood assist: Safe transfusion practice at your fingertips

We look at a new app from NHS Blood and Transplant that has been designed to improve safety and help with the administration of blood components.

Kidney transplant rejection biomarker

Scientists have discovered a blood biomarker that predicts kidney transplant rejection with a lead time of about eight months.

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