29 August 2016 (Monday) - BloodMed Newsletter

Another BloodMed e-mewsletter. Whilst these aren’t immediately applicable to what I do, I often wonder if they are harbingers of things to come. Take today’s one - A new test for childhood leukemia which could have major implications for diagnosis and treatment. The test for acute lymphoblastic leukemia involves the measurement of extracellular vesicles released by cancer cells into the blood.
The article was rather vague about how one goes about detecting these vesicles, but I’m sure this is the way forward…

Blood 21 July 2016; doi:10.1182/blood-2015-12-688051

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