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

“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.

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