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.

Seeking a universal cancer test

Could a new blood test for cancer revolutionise screening? Cristian Tomasetti explains his team’s breakthrough and considers the future implications.

Do scientists undervalue transferable skills?

Three people voice their opinions on skillsets.

My lab: andrology

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Laura Kiely gives a tour of her lab in a reproductive medicine unit in Manchester.

Alison Geddis

Meet the President

New IBMS President Alison Geddis discusses pride in her profession, belief in the work of the IBMS and desire to see biomedical scientists recognised for the vital role they play.

Scientists in lab

The Big Question: What is sufficient supervision?

Three people voice their opinions on supervision.

Sarah May

Editorial: A call to action

We are the experts who know what constitutes a safe and acceptable level and mix of staff.

ruth riisnaes lab

My lab: the cancer biomarkers team

Ruth Riisnaes gives a guided tour of her lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton.