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Wanted: rapid test to prevent deep vein thrombosis

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[01/07/2015] Deep vein thrombosis is not just a risk factor for frequent flyers but also for wearers of cardiovascular implants and newly operated patients. Blood thinners prevent these dangerous blood clots from forming, but they need to be carefully adjusted and do not work the same way in every patient. A detailed analysis of platelets (thrombocytes) could prevent complications in the future.Wanted: rapid test to prevent deep vein thrombosis - Read more

World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2015

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Photo: A man's arm during blood donation [10/06/2015] The slogan of World Blood Donor Day 2015 already says it all: Accident victims or patients undergoing difficult or lengthy surgery need blood transfusions to save their lives. This is why, at June 14th, recipients of donated blood all around the world say: "Thank you for saving my life!"World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2015 - Read more

Device to measure liver function in potential donors

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Photo: The device that measures liver function [01/06/2015] A portable, finger-probe device successfully measured liver function in brain dead adult organ donors, a finding that could change the way organs are assessed and save thousands of dollars per transplant, a UCLA study has found.Device to measure liver function in potential donors - Read more

Lung cancer: A blood test evaluates the effectiveness of therapy

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[01/06/2015] Can liquid biopsies become the new trend in cancer diagnostics? The medical world has asked this question for quite some time. The first globally approved liquid biopsy-based test for lung cancer shows that this can work. Yet further findings and research are still required to establish this less invasive method in diagnostics.Lung cancer: A blood test evaluates the effectiveness of therapy - Read more

Chip under the skin for more precise medicine

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Photo: Little chip held between two fingers [28/05/2015] The future of medicine lies in ever-greater precision, not only when it comes to diagnosis but also drug dosage. The blood work that medical staff relies on is generally a snapshot indicative of the moment the blood is drawn before it undergoes hours - or even days - of analysis.Chip under the skin for more precise medicine - Read more

 
 

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