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Blood, sweat and tears

New ways to monitor glucose levels in diabetes are emerging including a wearable sensor and a receiver



Secure post-analytical sealing of sample collection tubes

Solution for the secure short-term sealing of 13mm diameter sample collection tubes stored in a 50-well format



Digital blood cell identification training meets ISO 15189

HORIBA introduces Quality Slide Program version addressing updated staff competency reporting requirements



Short term storage of blood or urine samples

Micronic has introduced a post-analytical capping solution for sample collection tubes containing blood or urine that require secure storage for several days in case additional tests need to be done



Dental plaque bacteria may trigger blood clots

Oral bacteria that escape into the bloodstream are able to cause blood clots and trigger life-threatening endocarditis. Further research could lead to new drugs to tackle infective heart disease, say scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference in Dublin this week.



Defect in transport system cause DNA chaos in red blood cells

Within all our cells lies two meters of DNA, highly ordered in a structure of less than 10 micro meters in diameter. Special proteins called histones act as small building bricks, organising our DNA in this structure. University of Copenhagen researchers have elucidated a function of the protein Codanin-1, shedding light on the rare anemic disease CDAI where development of the red blood cells is disturbed.



Advanced blood glucose monitoring

CEGA Air Ambulance has recently upgraded its blood glucose monitoring system to use the advanced Accu-Chek Inform II test strips from Roche. Ensuring accurate and reliable results across a wide range of glucose levels, these easy to use blood glucose test strips provide the performance criteria necessary for monitoring critically ill patients prior to, during and after emergency flight transfers.



Freeze drying of human red blood cells

SP Scientific has announced a new LyoLearn webinar entitled 'Freeze Drying of Human Blood Cells'



Direct extraction/analysis of dried blood spots

A fully automated system has been developed for the extraction of DBS cards that can be coupled directly to the MS or LC-MS system



Alliance to drive self-sufficiency in blood plasma fractionation

Companies to help countries develop their own manufacturing capabilities for blood plasma products, reducing reliance on imports



High blood pressure: are cases incorrectly diagnosed?

More than a quarter of high blood pressure sufferers may have been incorrectly diagnosed, according to new research



Southampton researchers’ blood cancer breakthrough

Researchers at the University of Southampton have discovered clues to why many patients do not respond to a standard drug for the blood cancer lymphoma, raising hopes that more effective treatments can be designed



Automated production of high quality blood agar

Quality of blood agar plates is of prime importance for the reliable determination of haemolysis type



Blood Science platform consolidation increases effectiveness

The Blood Science laboratory at the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has introduced 13 serology assays onto their Roche Modular SWA platform



Cobas b 123 POC blood gas analyser system

Designed specifically to be used at the point of care, the cobas b 123 is ideal for use in critical care units, emergency rooms and other POC settings



Centrifuge for large-volume blood banking and bioprocessing

Thermo Scientific Sorvall RC 12BP Plus Centrifuge is a large-capacity, high-throughput floor standing centrifuge



Imaging of blood vessel growth in tumors

Accurate detection and quantification of blood vessel growth using nonsurgical methods would greatly complement current therapies and allow physicians to quickly assess treatment regimens and adjust them as necessary.



Variations cause high triglyceride levels in blood

A recent study has shown that it's a combination of both common and rare variants or 'misprints' in several genes that add up and put a patient at risk of developing HTG.



Water's role in blood pressure control

Name a drink that can make you more alert for late-night studying, prevent you from fainting after giving blood, and even promote a teensy bit of weight loss.



Simulator to test blood platelets

A team of bioengineers have trained a computer neural network model to accurately predict how blood platelets would respond to complex conditions found during a heart attack or stroke.



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