Haematology & Transfusion Science

Review, refresh and reimagine

A look back at how the Blood Stocks Management Scheme has evolved over the last two decades, some recent achievements, and what is planned for the next 20 years.

Covid-19 and haemostasis screening: the expected and the unexpected

Senior Biomedical Scientist Clare Wigley and colleagues take us through how their lab processes and workflow changed during the waves of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Just my type: can blood type affect personality?

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science at the University of Sunderland Martin Maley explores the issues and puts a theory to the test.

Ten-second videos predict blood cancer relapse

In a new study, 10-second videos of white blood cell motion in the skin’s microvasculature greatly improved the prediction of which stem cell and bone marrow transplant patients would have a relapse of their blood cancer.

New test predicts sepsis before blood clots

A new test predicted sepsis soon after infection in mice – well before blood clotting and organ failure – enabling early treatment and increasing survival.

Spherocytes and irregularly contracted cells

Barbara J. Bain, Professor of Diagnostic Haematology and Honorary Consultant Haematologist, analyses spherocytes and irregularly contracted cells.

Out for blood

The story of a US blood test that it was claimed would lead to a healthcare revolution, but ended in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud investors.

IBMS research grants 2021

The five recipients of the IBMS research grants in 2021 introduce us to their research projectsnand discuss what impact their work could have.
 

Tech news: December

This month's top tech news stories

Blood marker for peripheral artery disease

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have shown that high levels of a specific protein circulating in the blood are an accurate marker for a severe type of peripheral artery disease that narrows the arteries in the legs and can raise the risk of heart attack.

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