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Rapid molecular methods in clinical microbiology

Microbiologist Mark Wilks highlights the potential rapid molecular methods presented in the recent conference of the British Society for Microbial Technology.

Biomedical Science Day 2018

Biomedical Science Day takes place on July 19 and the IBMS is calling on its members to join this celebration of the profession #AtTheHeartOfHealthcare, and the incredible hard work and dedication of biomedical scientists.

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Clinical chemistry classics: tumour markers

This short series continues with a brief review of pioneering work in the development and clinical application of two important tumour markers – serum alpha fetoprotein and urine and serum human chorionic gonadotropin.

The new dawn of immunotherapy

Steven Rosenberg made headlines around the globe for a breakthrough that could make immunotherapy a frontline cancer treatment.

The Big Question: "Does healthcare really need a 24/7 pathology service?"

Does healthcare really need a 24/7 pathology service?

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My lab: tour of point-of-care laboratory

Michelle Lineham, Deputy Team Lead and Biomedical Scientist, gives a guided tour of her lab at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

A life-threatening condition

Clinical Scientist Matthew Hopkins gives a primer on fetal/neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia and the screening and treatment options available.

A controversial life

As he turns 90, Leonard Hayflick talks to George F Winter about his life.

Tropical Medicine

Tropical medicine through the ages

Stephen Mortlock goes global and analyses the rich history of tropical medicine.

Using PCR to Diagnose Aspergillus: A Change in Clinical Practice

Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is a life-threatening Invasive Fungal Disease (IFD) affecting immunocompromised patients. Aspergillus spores are common throughout the environment and with the capacity to invade via the lung, cause a spectrum of disease. IA is difficult to diagnose, as symptoms are non-specific and the sensitivity of traditional techniques – such as respiratory culture – is poor and slow. Delayed diagnosis leads to an increased morbidity and mortality rate, highlighting the urgent requirement for a rapid, sensitive diagnostic method.

Into the deep

We talk to Professor Simon Evetts, Space Operations Director at Blue Abyss – a cutting-edge deep-sea and space extreme environment research centre.

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