Science

The greatest pandemic in history

A hundred years after Spanish influenza, which is thought to have killed more than 40 million, biomedical scientist and university lecturer Sarah Pitt looks back at the pandemic.

Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci Science

Unexpected detection

Deputy Lab Manager Francis Yongblah looks at unexpected detection of vancomycin-resistant enterococci as a consequence of enhanced carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae screening.

Blood Bag

Change for blood transfusion inspections

Chris Elliott, Chair of the IBMS Specialist Advisory Panel (Transfusion), discusses changes in the MHRA assessment and inspection regime for hospital blood transfusion laboratories. 

Fuse

Ticking time bomb

With global mobility drastically increasing over recent years, Sally Cutler, Professor in Medical Microbiology, looks at the growing threat posed by tick-borne infections.

Growing brains

Growing brains

They may only be small collections of cells at present, but neurological surgeon Ben Waldau believes that brain organoids could have a big impact in the future.

Should organ donation be "opt-out"?

The Big Question: Should organ donation be "opt-out"?

Should organ donation be "opt-out"?

My Lab Hayley Pincott Oral Path Colleagues

My lab: oral pathology

Associate Practitioner Hayley Pincott gives a guided tour of her oral pathology lab, based at the University Dental Hospital in Cardiff.

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.

Point-of-care testing

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.

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