Haematology & Transfusion Science

Blood signature could improve early TB diagnosis

A gene signature in the bloodstream could reveal whether someone is going to develop active tuberculosis (TB) months before any symptoms begin.

"Exercise makes the blood of obese people healthier"

Exercise can reduce inflammation in obese people by changing the characteristics of their blood, according to new research.

Diagnostics range launch

Horiba Medical UK has announced a significant development of its in vitro diagnostics product offering with the launch of its new Yumizen G range of instruments and reagents.

Genetic atlas of proteins

An international team of researchers led by scientists at the University of Cambridge has created the first detailed genetic map of human proteins.

Curing sickle cell disease

Doctors at the University of Illinois Hospital have cured seven adult patients of sickle cell disease.

Blood test for brain tumours

US researchers are developing the means to detect tumour biomarkers through a simple blood test, avoiding invasive surgery.

Change for blood transfusion inspections

Chris Elliott, Chair of the IBMS Specialist Advisory Panel (Transfusion), discusses changes in the MHRA assessment and inspection regime for hospital blood transfusion laboratories. 

POC data management

Radiometer Ltd has implemented its AQURE Enterprise point-of-care (POC) data management system at the University of Leicester Hospitals NHS Trust’s new Emergency Department.

Retinal photography to calculate risk

Scientists have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning.

Does PSA screening save lives?

Inviting men with no symptoms to a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer does not save lives, according to results from the largest ever prostate cancer trial.

My lab: Braving the weather

Valerie Bocker, Specialist Biomedical Scientist from NHS Lothian, writes about the dedication of laboratory staff when snow struck.

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