The Conversation

July 29, 2017

Why are only some viruses transmissible by blood and how are they actually spread?

The Conversation – 28th July 2017  By David Griffin and Thomas Schulz Since the 1980s, most of us have been aware we need to be careful […]
July 28, 2017

Blood tests and diagnosing illness: what can blood tell us about what’s happening in our body?

The Conversation – 27th July 2017 By Karen Dwyer Doctors have continually sought better ways of determining what is wrong with a patient. When you visit […]
July 27, 2017

Blood groups beyond A, B and O: what are they and do they matter?

The Conversation – 26th July 2017 By Robert Flower There are many molecules on the surface of red blood cells that vary between individuals, and these […]
July 27, 2017

What can go wrong in the blood? A brief overview of bleeding, clotting and cancer

The Conversation – 26th July 2017 By Maher Gandhi and Huyen Tran While blood is essential for human life, there are many things that can go […]
July 26, 2017

Explainer: what’s actually in our blood?

The Conversation – 25th July 2017 By Denese Marks Blood is vitally important for our body. As it’s pumped around our body through veins and arteries, […]
July 25, 2017

Essays on blood: why do we actually have it?

The Conversation – 24th July 2017 By David Irving Just as a village can’t grow into a city without some form of transport (road, rail or […]
July 22, 2017

How our immune system causes heart disease

The Conversation – 21st July 2017 By Rahul Kurup Heart disease is among the leading causes of death globally and imposes a significant burden on the […]
March 8, 2017

Explainer: what are blood groups and why do they matter?

The Conversation – 7th March 2017 By Erica Wood and Lucy Fox If you’ve ever needed a blood transfusion, or donated blood, you probably would have […]