Video Still, BloodonSilk: Blood Types O +, 2012, 2 mins Frédérique Sunstrum, was recently a gold award winner in the Next Gen category for the Good Design Australia Awards. Her design replaces the needs for Diabetes patients to remove a sample of blood from their body and test it externally for glucose levels with a [...]
Article written by Liam Mannix in the Sydney Morning Herald outlines exciting new work exploring changes in our blood and what they can indicate. I know that once someone has had a heart attack the fear of having another can limit how they let themselves experience life. So great news from this team of Melbourne [...]
From an article 'How a beer at a uni bar sparked an idea that could save millions' by Blake Foden in the Sydney Morning Herald. Click on beer to get the link to the SMH Site to read the full article
https://qz.com/1189730/google-is-using-46-billion-data-points-to-predict-the-medical- outcomes-of-hospital-patients/ The title of the article on the quartz website is Google is using 46 billion data points to predict the medical outcomes of hospital patients'. This includes the claim by Google that they have .... 'the ability to predict patient deaths 24-48 hours before current methods... ' The research paper from Google [...]
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 [...]
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpdTeGPruFA Video credit - [...]
http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/four-corners/NC1704H029S00 Saw this documentary last night on the ABC 4Corners program in Australia. Its one thing to read about it but another thing to see it. Just watch it.
What a fantastic way of making the cost of testing so cheap and so flexible in terms of conditions of use that its really, really useful. https://www.monash.edu/news/articles/scientists-a-step-closer-to-fighting-malaria-with-world-first-diagnostic-tool Associate Professor Bayden Wood and members of the No Road Expeditions group. Photo credit: Steve Morton Images courtesy of the Monash website
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
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.