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Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… Read More »

Mini organs grown from tumour cells can help us choose the best chemo

By Jessica Hamzelou We can now test how cancer cells respond to a drug before people begin treatmentMAURIZIO DE ANGELIS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Miniature organoids grown from a person’s cancer cells could help to predict whether or not they will respond to some types of chemotherapy. With improvement, the organoids could help further personalise cancer treatment,… Read More »

Mini Marathon tips to get you across the line

1. Lunchtime Run This week do a lunchtime training test run. Most people do morning or evening runs so aren’t used to running at the Women’s Mini Marathon 2pm start time. On your test run day, eat breakfast as normal. Instead of lunch, eat something more easily digestible about an hour-and-a-half or two hours before… Read More »