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Under the microscope

What is the MIND diet? 

Preventing allergic reactions

Researchers have discovered a new mechanism in which an antibody can prevent allergic reactions in a broad range of patients.

No antibiotics for sore throats

Doctors should not prescribe antibiotics for most people with sore throats, say new guidelines. While most sore throats are caused by viral infections, research suggests antibiotics are prescribed in 60% of cases.

The enzyme that defines colon cancer

The findings appeared in the Journal of Biological Chemistry after a team at the University of Copenhagen studied a group of 20 enzymes that initiate the first step in a distinct k

Repurposed Zika drug

The authors say that their findings support further investigation of using the repurposed drug as a potential treatment for Zika-infected adults, including pregnant women.

Bacteria and immune responses

Previous research found that people vary in their sensitivity to infection with the same species of pathogenic bacteria.

Investing in medical research pays

The figure is the culmination of a decade-long series of What’s it Worth? studies that explored the economic return of public and charity-funded medical research.

New training web page launched

The page covers all the latest training news and also includes online resources, guidance documents and events, along with a verification map showing the pending verifications awaiting al

IBMS Annual General Meeting

The 76th Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Biomedical Science will be held at the Stormont Hotel, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3LP, on 9 June 2018 at 11.30am.

Examination pass list 2017

Higher Specialist Diploma

Cellular Pathology

Kimberley Campbell – Ragimore Hospital, Inverness