https://wellcome.ac.uk/news/new-types-blood-cells-discovered Credit: NIH/Wikimedia Commons A magnified dendritic cell. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, researchers from the Broad Institute spanning MIT and Harvard, have discovered four new subtypes of white blood cells using single cell genomics. The image above, from the Wellcome announcement is of a beautiful almost fungal shape, an expression of the body’s defence … More Four new subtypes of white blood cells discovered.
From someone who has had more than their fair share of failed attempts by staff to get blood out for testing this sounds like a great medical advance to me. On the flip side it does raise issues about how well it could be set up for the farming of humans. Video credit – The … More The drawing of blood by robot.
https://exploringtheinvisible.com/2017/05/17/blood-flowers-2017-media-my-blood-and-anhydrous-copper-ii-sulphate/ Via Sophie Weeks and written by ( I think) the Liberal Scientist / Simon Sublime
This is a great panel discussion about the treatment off site of a patient bleeding out (amongst other things) and getting them to site, to the hospital. Click on this link – https://www.smacc.net.au/2016/04/theres-a-hole-in-my-bucket-the-exsanguinating-patient/
Image Credit ABC RN Tiger Web http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/better-blood-transfusions/8507588 Click the link above for this ABC Health Report story on making blood transfusions better. Short and fabulous.
My work is included under the blood section after a whole lot of much more shocking materials like urine etc. Click this link to go to the article. http://visual.artshub.com.au/news-article/bits-and-blogs/visual-arts/visual-arts-writer/artists-who-turn-body-fluids-into-art-253684 photo credit Alex Wisser