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Hematology

Image: Rox Factor IX is a chromogenic kit for determination of Factor IX (FIX) activity in plasma and FIX containing concentrates (Photo courtesy of Rossix)

Bleeding Phenotype Defined in Nonsevere Hemophiliacs

Persons with hemophilia have an increased bleeding tendency in which those with mild hemophilia mainly experience bleeding events provoked by trauma or surgery. In contrast, persons with severe hemophilia, especially when not treated on prophylaxis, experience frequent spontaneous bleeding events. More...
15 Aug 2022
Image: AI holography system checks blood quality without injections (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

AI Holography System Accurately Checks Quality of Red Blood Cells

Researchers have developed an AI holography system that automatically extracts important information and inspects the quality of red blood cells. The new system is expected to become a key technology for enabling cleaner and healthier red blood cell injections to patients through accurate quality inspection of red blood cells stored for a certain period of time for blood transfusion. More...
15 Aug 2022
Image: Blood smear of a patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. A large lymphocyte (arrow) has a notched nucleus and demonstrates the variable appearance of some of the lymphocytes in CLL (Photo courtesy of Professor Peter G. Maslak, MD)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Genomic Study Reveals New Subtypes

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. It affects the white blood cells called lymphocytes. It tends to develop very slowly. It is more common in older people and is rare in people younger than 40. More...
08 Aug 2022
Image: GCC-P portable clinical centrifuge is designed for easy transport (Photo courtesy of Globe Scientific)

Globe Scientific Introduces New Enhanced & Portable Clinical Centrifuges

Globe Scientific, Inc. (Mahwah, NJ, USA) has introduced two new centrifuges to expand on its successful range of benchtop laboratory equipment. More...
03 Aug 2022
Image: This photograph shows a close-up of the face of a patient with multiple telangiectasias secondary to hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (Photo courtesy of Dr. P. Marazzi)

Whole Genome Sequences Discriminate Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Phenotypes

The abnormal vascular structures of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) often cause severe anemia due to recurrent hemorrhage, but HHT causal genes do not predict the severity of hematological complications. More...
26 Jul 2022
Image: Blood film of a patient with sickle cell/β 0 thalassemia compound heterozygosity shows one sickle cell, boat-shaped cells, target cells, three nucleated red cells, anisocytosis, poikilocytosis (Ke Xu, MD)

DNA Testing Assessed in Childhood Sickle-Cell Anemia Diagnosis

Sickle-cell disease (SCD) is the most common genetic disorder worldwide. SCD patients are homozygous for a recurrent mutation in the HBB-gene resulting in the substitution of a glutamic acid residue with a valine amino acid at position 6 of the beta globin protein (E6V). More...
21 Jul 2022
Image: Storage of red blood cells in alkaline PAGGGM improves metabolism but has no effect on recovery after transfusion (Photo courtesy of openPR)

Transfused RBCs Rapidly Recover From Metabolic Storage Lesions

Directly after red blood cell (RBC) transfusion, a significant number of RBCs are cleared from the circulation; in some patients, up to 38% of the transfused RBCs are cleared in the first 24 hours. More...
20 Jul 2022


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