Haematology & Transfusion Science

How to… ensure effective blood stock management

Clare Denison and Fatts Chowdhury outline the Blood Stocks Management Scheme and explain how it can reduce wastage and save money.

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.

New leukaemia treatment for children

The NHS will be able to offer children a new cancer therapy labelled the “most exciting treatment advance for decades”.

My lab: red cell immunohaematology

Kate Griffiths gives a guided tour of her lab at the headquarters of the Welsh Blood Service.

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.

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