Canadian Blood Services is turning to a private company to help boost Canada’s plasma supply in a new agreement announced Wednesday.
Why does Canada use more human plasma than almost any other country?
Canada is using a lot of human plasma, more than almost every other country in the world, and a federal panel can’t explain exactly why.
US special-operations forces are now being deployed with freeze-dried blood plasma
(AP Photo/Gerry Broome) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — All of the US military’s special operations fighters sent off to warzones and raids now have an essential addition to their first-aid kits: freeze-dried blood plasma. Last month, the Marines Corps’ special ops units became the last of the military branches to begin carrying freeze-dried plasma. The plasma […]
Health Canada assisted private plasma clinics, newly released documents say
Government officials knew back in 2010 they were going to help privatize part of the Canadian blood plasma sector but the public wasn’t widely informed until three years later when clinics were poised to open, advocates say. CBC | Health News
Blood plasma from young donors breathes fresh life into Alzheimer’s patients
Published time: 6 Nov, 2017 12:44 Stanford University researchers are reporting a small but encouraging victory in the uphill battle against the neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer’s. The team recently presented details from a small test that suggested injecting people suffering from the brain disorder with blood plasma is safe, tolerable and provides some respite, at the […]
Sports hype of platelet-rich plasma ‘powerful marketing tool’ but distorts the science
When injured elite athletes talk about using platelet-rich plasma, the coverage rarely discusses the limitations or efficacy of the technique, a new study suggests. CBC | Health News
Taking quark-gluon plasma for a spin may un-break a fundamental symmetry
Enlarge / The STAR detector, with a bunch of physicists thrown in for scale. (credit: Brookhaven National Lab) Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s RHIC particle accelerator have determined that an exotic form of matter produced in their collisions is the most rapidly spinning material ever detected. The material is called a quark-gluon plasma, and it […]
Space Photos of the Week: Solar Plasma Keeps On Churning, Won’t Chill Out
A barred spiral galaxy, craters on a dwarf planet, and a close-up of the sun’s surface. https://media.wired.com/photos/5960177dac10836fc7c033f5/master/pass/PIA21768_hires.jpg Wired
A New ‘Terminator’ Board Game Has Launched on Kickstarter, Phased Plasma Rifle Not Included
Licensed board games used to be something tabletop aficionados avoided like the plague, an arena of rushed cash-ins and lousy mechanics and cheap components assembled only to appeal to fans of certain properties who could be tricked into wasting their money on a subpar product. The past decade has seen that change. Companies like Gale Force […]