Discover the universe within a blood tube with peripheral blood processing? 

Discover the universe within a blood tube with peripheral blood processing? 

Post Views: 780 Blood carries oxygen, minerals, and waste materials throughout the body. It is a complex combination of cells, plasma, and proteins that work together to keep you healthy. A single blood tube contains an abundance of information about our health and well-being. By analysing the different components of blood, we can learn about…

What are liquid biopsies and how are they used in the treatment of cancer?

What are liquid biopsies and how are they used in the treatment of cancer?

Post Views: 674 Usually, when you hear the word “cancer”, the conversation most likely involves the mention of a biopsy. Tumour or tissue biopsies form early investigations of malignancy. It’s the first thing a doctor would recommend when a patient displays related symptoms and/or has a suspicious-looking lump. A tissue biopsy involves extracting cells from…

Serum or Plasma: What are their uses, and which is better for research purposes? 

Serum or Plasma: What are their uses, and which is better for research purposes? 

Post Views: 1,930 Blood and serum are two of the most essential components of blood. While both comprise the liquid elements of the connective tissue that is blood, they differ in many ways and have various applications in medical research.    We know that blood extraction and collection is a common routine, one which enables us…

COMPOSITION OF BLOOD AND ITS FUNCTIONS

COMPOSITION OF BLOOD AND ITS FUNCTIONS

Post Views: 2,356 Fact: There are around 5 litres of blood in the average human adult body, though this can vary depending on various factors. During pregnancy for example, a woman may have 30 to 50% more blood than women who are not pregnant. Blood accounts for approximately 7/8% of the total weight of the…

What are the purposes and applications of donated plasma?

<strong>What are the purposes and applications of donated plasma?</strong>

Post Views: 2,120 Our blood is a fluid connective tissue comprising four components: plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Plasma is the yellowish liquid component of blood that remains when red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are removed and when clotting is prevented by adding an anticoagulant. Serum is what…