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Blood explains if symptoms are severe COVID-19 or preeclampsia

Pregnant women sometimes have symptoms that could be either severe COVID-19 or preeclampsia - healthcare experts point out that time is of the essence in figuring it out.
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The Ukraine war highlights the need for a fast radiation blood test

Dr Quinton Fivelman, Chief Scientific Officer at London Medical Laboratory, says fighting near Ukraine’s nuclear power facilities brings home the need for a rapid radiation blood test.
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COVID-19 can trigger repeating blood clots in arm

A team at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have found evidence of rare, repeating blood clots in the arms of COVID-19 patients.
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The window for convalescent plasma donation is just under two months

New data suggests that before 60 days of COVID symptoms beginning is the best window for convalescent plasma donation - which is how antibodies were created in countless COVID-19 patients before vaccines.
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European Commission gives 24 grants to COVID-19 plasma projects

The projects will happen in 14 Member States and the United Kingdom, with 36 million in funding to get COVID-19 plasma to patients - boosting their immune response to the virus.
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Vascular therapies for mental health disorders

Here, Dr Anju Vasudevan, discusses two distinct vascular therapies in the prenatal, postnatal, and adult brain to combat mental illness.
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Blood pressure medicines do not increase chance of COVID-19 death

Though heart damage plays a role in how someone deals with COVID-19, researchers at the American Heart Association found that blood pressure medicines don't impact your chances.
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COVID-19 survivors can donate plasma to vaccine testing

A study by the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that severe COVID-19 patients can produce strong antibodies for vaccine testing - especially the older male population.
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Blood iron levels could be the reason behind slow ageing

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh and Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing identify blood iron levels as an ageing factor.
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The challenge facing patients with ‘Diabesity’

Chester Medical school shed light on the link between obesity and diabetes, the challenge facing patients with ‘Diabesity’ and the research contribution of the school in solving this problem
Erythropoiesis

“Erythropoiesis in and out of the body”

Members of the RELEVANCE consortium – Anna Bogdanova, Francesca Aglialoro, Marieke von Lindern, Emile van Akker, Ashley Toye, and Pedro Moura – explain their thoughts on erythropoiesis, in and out of the body.
Aplastic Anaemia

The importance of research into aplastic anaemia (AA)

Grazina Berry from Aplastic Anaemia Trust explains why research into aplastic anaemia (AA) is so important.
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Clinical and hospital-based biobanking for next generation patient care

Professor Berthold Huppertz from Biobank Graz, highlights the importance of maintaining high sample quality in biobanking
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The rapid blood alcohol test that could save lives

Albio™ is a rapid and cost-effective blood alcohol test which could help paramedics and emergency responders save lives.
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Kidney transplants – the gold standard treatment

Adnan Sharif, Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham discusses kidney transplants and the impact it has on the patient and their quality of life. Chronic kidney disease affects over 10% of the UK population and can progress to end-.stage kidney disease, requiring renal replacement therapy in the form of either...
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Biobank Graz

The hub for biobanking in Europe. Biobank Graz at Medical University of Graz, Austria, belongs to the largest repositories of human samples in Europe. It contains nearly six million samples from normal and pathological tissues, including formalinfixed, paraffin-embedded tissues (FFPE), fresh frozen tissue samples and frozen body fluids such as...
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Smart Biobanking

Senior Research Analyst for Frost & Sullivan Divyaa Ravishankar discusses the growing need for innovative products in the realm of bio-storage applications. The concept of biobanking has triggered massive interest in the area of long-term sample storage conditions but with a key challenge of maintaining sample integrity. In order to...

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