Blood lines spelled out

From Monash magazine, October 2014: Giving someone the wrong blood in a transfusion causes the body to go into anaphylactic shock as the immune system is effectively forced to attack itself. Determining a patient’s blood type traditionally requires complex and expensive laboratory equipment, careful refrigeration of antibody reagents and a university degree in pathology. It Continue reading Blood lines spelled out

Cool cubes

From Monash magazine, October 2014: One of the big challenges facing health officials trying to supply, and use, vaccines in remote regions where refrigeration is either limited, unreliable or non-existent is that vital vaccines are sensitive to hot conditions. Too often vaccines fail to provide the necessary immune protection because the refrigerated supply chain that Continue reading Cool cubes