President's prize: Keele

Keele University’s IBMS President’s Prize winner for 2017 is Maureen Ekong, who graduated from the School of Life Sciences with a first-class BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science in July. 

Presidents prize: Salford

David Scannali recently graduated with a first-class degree from the BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science course at the University of Salford, Manchester.

Celebrating the profession

The first ever Biomedical Science Day was held on 19 July, in honour of the birthday of IBMS founder Albert Norman. 

Blood health awareness

The IBMS has been involved in a new campaign organised by Media Planet to promote blood health awareness. 

HIV "game-changer" on the NHS

The NHS in England has announced from this month it will give people a drug to dramatically reduce the risk of HIV infection.

Stopping Parkinson's disease

It may be possible to stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease with a drug usually used for type 2 diabetes.

Blood test to detect brain metastases

Cancer researchers are now closer to creating a blood test that can identify breast cancer patients who are at increased risk of developing brain metastasis, and can monitor disease progression and response to therapy in real time.

Human heartbeat in 3D

A pioneering new study is set to help surgeons repair hearts without damaging any precious tissue.

Under the microscope: "itai hoteru"

What is an itai hoteru?

Can tumour characteristics predict treatment success?

The molecular make-up of lung tumours could help identify patients who might benefit from immunotherapy treatment up front, a US study has found.

Rapid sepsis test developed

US researchers have developed a new point-of-care device that quickly identifies markers of sepsis infection from a single drop of blood.