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Plasma

Coronavirus Treatment

FDA’s emergency approval of a key coronavirus therapy is on hold

August 19th, 2020

An unexpected coronavirus treatment update comes from the FDA, which has placed the emergency approval of blood plasma for COVID-19 on hold. Health experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, think the conclusions from a Mayo Clinic study that enrolled thousands of patients aren’t strong enough and need more scrutiny. Empirical evidence and some recent studies have …

Coronavirus Cure

This is one way that doctors can significantly reduce coronavirus deaths

August 18th, 2020

In the absence of a coronavirus cure that could prevent complications and significantly reduce the risk of death, doctors have been trying all sorts of therapies to save lives, including plasma transfusion. A brand new study shows that COVID-19 patients who receive plasma containing high quantities of neutralizing antibodies within three days from admission are …

Coronavirus Cure

This game-changing coronavirus therapy is already saving lives

April 21st, 2020

There’s no magical drug to treat the novel coronavirus at this time, although several promising medicines are in clinical trials. The only game-changing therapy is something the medical community has used for more than 100 years to treat infectious diseases, and it still works. Plasma transfusions from COVID-19 survivors are saving lives, as the transferred …

microwave grapes

We finally know why grapes go nuclear in the microwave

February 19th, 2019

If you’ve ever searched for ways to make plasma at home (and let’s be honest, who hasn’t?) you’ll quickly come across an interesting kitchen experiment that involves one or more grapes. By placing two grapes or two halves of a grape right next to each other in a microwave and then firing it up, you’ll …

Laser vs. plasma: Warming up for the battle royale

November 3rd, 2008

Ok, ok… Let’s not get too excited just yet. It still might be a bit early to reach any real conclusions about laser televisions and how desirable they will be once they hit the market en masse. How will lower-end models fare compared to higher-end models? How will size vs. cost pan out? How high …

Tis the season for flat panel TVs

October 26th, 2008

Call it a sign of the economic times or call it gift from Santa, but it looks like this holiday season will be the perfect time to finally pick up that LCD or plasma set you’ve had your eye on – as long as your house isn’t in foreclosure by then. According to Paul Gagnon, …

Slow Sales Lead to Mass HDTV Price Cuts

July 16th, 2008

As the economy continues to decline and unemployment rates continue to rise, now is a tough time for everyone. Particularly tough perhaps, if a big part of your business involves selling luxury items like HDTVs. In times of economic crisis people most often forgo big ticket items such as plasma and LCD TVs and opt …