Haematology & Transfusion Science

Laboratory errors in transfusion: Learning for the laboratory

Anne Lockhart, IBMS representative, and Victoria Tuckley from the Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) scheme explain their latest annual report.

 

CRISPR treatment for blood diseases

A collaborative team of researchers has presented preliminary data showing that a CRISPR-based gene-editing therapy for inherited blood disorders is safe and effective.

Brain cancer liquid biopsy

Early detection of brain cancer has moved one step closer, according to new research.

A new screening paradigm

Dr Eric Klein explains why a new blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer is set to have a huge clinical impact.

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

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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