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Image: A photomicrograph of sickle-shape red blood cells from a patient with sickle cell disease (Photo courtesy of the CDC).

Novel Approach Could Make Bone Marrow Transplants Safer

Treatment has been developed for bone marrow, via blood stem cell, transplantation safer and, as a result, more widely available to the millions of people living with blood disorders like sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). More...
23 Jun 2016
Image: A peripheral blood film showing three eosinophils from a patient with eosinophilia (Photo courtesy of the University of Maryland).

Peripheral Blood Eosinophilia Correlates with Hyperplastic Nasal Polyp Growth

A reliable way to track the course of nasal polyps in chronic sinus disease, maybe linked to rising levels of immune system white blood cells, called eosinophils, with regrowth of polyps removed by surgery. More...
22 Jun 2016

Two New Types Of Childhood Leukemia Discovered

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a rare disease, but the most common form of cancer in children and nowadays the treatment is very successful, but requires intense interventions at the risk of causing many side effects. More...
22 Jun 2016
Image: A model of the principle underlying the modified Ham test (Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins University).

Blood Test Advances Diagnosis Of HELLP Syndrome

A laboratory blood test for the diagnosis of a rare genetic red blood cell disorder also shows promise in identifying HELLP syndrome, a life-threatening high blood pressure condition affecting 1% of all pregnant women. More...
01 Jun 2016
Image: The capillary electrophoresis system for HbA1c measurements (Photo courtesy of Sebia Benelux).

Alpha-Thalassemia Affects HbA1c Measurement

A major glycated hemoglobin, known as HbA1c, is characterized by non-enzymatic binding of glucose to the N-terminal valine residue of the hemoglobin b-chain, is a widely used biomarker in the management of diabetes. More...
01 Jun 2016
Image: A photomicrograph of a bone marrow aspiration biopsy showing drug-induced agranulocytosis (Photo courtesy of NMH).

Genetic Test Predicts Adverse Reaction To Toxic Goiter Treatment

Agranulocytosis is an acute condition involving a severe and dangerous leukopenia or lowered white blood cell count and drug-induced agranulocytosis is a potentially life-threatening adverse reaction, and adverse drugs reactions are a leading cause of admission to hospital. More...
26 May 2016

Novel Technology Detects Blood Clots With Simple POC Test

Patients with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, kidney disease and others who are at risk for blood clotting are especially vulnerable when blood-thinning medication levels get too weak or too strong. More...
25 May 2016

The Hematology channel at LabMedica covers the all aspect of plasma, coagulation, transfusion medicine, and blood banking, as well as related lab tools and techniques.
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