Laboratory Support – Safety in the Lab

Welcome to the first entry in our new series of Laboratory Support posts where we will be discussing issues pertinent … Continue reading “Laboratory Support – Safety in the Lab”

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Going against the grain – Gluten or gluten-free?

The protein gluten is a component of cereal crops such as wheat, barley and rye and commonly found in bread, … Continue reading “Going against the grain – Gluten or gluten-free?”

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Needle core biopsies: Improving ease and efficiency of processing

Introducing the LUMEA BxChip™ Needle core biopsies are used to minimise patient discomfort whilst still gleaning essential information about an … Continue reading “Needle core biopsies: Improving ease and efficiency of processing”

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Urine – the liquid biopsy

Urine is a waste product that is produced in the kidneys and expelled from the body via the ureters and … Continue reading “Urine – the liquid biopsy”

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Hands-on with the LUMEA BxChip™

The smell of organs was the first clue that my day at work would be a little different to normal. … Continue reading “Hands-on with the LUMEA BxChip™”

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Disease in the Aftermath of 9/11

Around 8 am on the morning of Tuesday 11th September 2001, everything appeared normal, on the streets of Manhattan. Sadly, … Continue reading “Disease in the Aftermath of 9/11”

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Cancer Clusters and Ocular Melanoma – Coincidental or Credible?

The risk of developing cancer depends on many factors, such as age, genetics and the environment. Although a high proportion … Continue reading “Cancer Clusters and Ocular Melanoma – Coincidental or Credible?”

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Cervical Screening and the Importance of HPV Testing

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a circular, double-stranded DNA virus that induces warts on skin and mucosal surfaces. The lesions … Continue reading “Cervical Screening and the Importance of HPV Testing”

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An Unintentional Outcome from a Kidney Transplantation

Although commonplace, kidney transplants are major operations and as such are associated with certain complications, the most feared of which … Continue reading “An Unintentional Outcome from a Kidney Transplantation”

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A Brief Perception of Tumour Pathology

Healthy cells are an essential requirement for normal bodily functions and depending on cell type they may be uniform or … Continue reading “A Brief Perception of Tumour Pathology”

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