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

In collaboration with professional bodies, including the IBMS, Cancer Research UK and The Royal College of Pathologists, MediaPlanet promoted awareness in a print and digital campaign.

HIV "game-changer" on the NHS

The health service had previously fought against paying for Prep (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and unsuccessfully took the issue to court last year.

Stopping Parkinson's disease

The news follows a clinical trial involving 60 patients.

Current drugs help manage the symptoms, but do not prevent brain cells dying.

Blood test to detect brain metastases

They identified a group of cells in the bloodstream of patients who have breast cancer brain metastases, which could lead to the creation of more sensitive screening tools.

Human heartbeat in 3D

Scientists from England and Denmark have developed a way of producing 3D data to show the cardiac conduction system in unprecedented detail.

Under the microscope: "itai hoteru"

What is an itai hoteru?

Can tumour characteristics predict treatment success?

The findings are “an important step forward” in understanding which patients are likely to benefit from immunotherapy, said lead scientist David Carbone. 

Rapid sepsis test developed

It is believed to be the first to provide rapid, point-of-care measurement of the immune system’s response, without any need to process the blood.