"Scientists have developed a blood test using human stem cells that predicts whether new drugs will cause severe side effects. The test, which only requires blood from a single donor, could help prevent catastrophic inflammatory reactions known as a cytokine storm in people participating in drug trials."
Let's hope that this is one invention that proves effective in saving lives in drug trials and becomes a standard part of the trial protocol where relevant.
Photo: Banksia seed pods, instantly recognisable by any Aussie familiar with May Gibbs' gumnut babies illustrated stories including the famous 'Snugglepot and Cuddlepie" as the inspiration for the bad banksia men. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_G...