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Disease in the trenches

To mark 100 years since the First World War came to a close, we look at the conditions in the trenches and hear from the diaries and letters of those who endured the horrific conflict.

Managing uncertainty in andrology

With andrology gaining more prominence as a discipline, David Sanders talks through the pre-examination process.

Effectiveness of POCT

Associate Professor in Biomedical Sciences Paul Waller questions some of the assumptions made about point-of-care testing.

24/7 laboratory service

With round-the-clock working becoming the norm in the NHS, Training Officer Chika K Eze looks at its potential impact for pathology departments.

The genetic basis of Alzheimer's

After he was awarded another illustrious prize for his Alzheimer’s disease research, we speak to Professor John Hardy about his work.

Sponsored: Using PCR to Diagnose Aspergillus: A Change in Clinical Practice

Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is a life-threatening Invasive Fungal Disease (IFD) affecting immunocompromised patients.

The big question: ignorance

Are we ignorant about our own health?

The end is nigh?

Several self-created threats are coming together to create an existential threat to human dominance on Earth, argues Stephen Mortlock.

"Like travelling to another planet"

Pathology Services Manager Sue Alexander wanted a holiday that would also make a good CPD opportunity, so she booked a break with a difference: a trip to Antarctica.

The Lutheran blood group system

The Lutheran blood group system (BGS) consists of a large number of antigens, 24 being recognised by the International Society of Blood Transfusion at the time of writing, and is also of interest in terms of the various backgrounds to the (apparent) Lu(a-b-) phenotypes. The Lutheran BGS is also incorrectly named, as will be explained shortly.

Molecular analysis of ancient tissue

From ancient texts and historic documents, medical historians have uncovered a wealth of information about the history of disease.

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