April: Tech news

Latest tech news for April.

My Lab: clinical biochemistry and immunology

Immunology Manager and Pathology Training Lead Matthew Smith gives a guided tour of his lab at the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

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What have the Romans ever done for us?

Apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us? Stephen Mortlock investigates.

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Top five congress picks

With IBMS Congress 2019 just a few months away and the speakers now confirmed, we ask some of the scientific programme leads which sessions they are looking forward to most and why.

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Recognising pseudohypernatraemia

Biochemistry lead Dan Kelly looks at sodium citrate contamination and how to identify the condition.

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Autoimmunity symposium

Autoimmunity symposium

To celebrate the launch of the Zenit PRO, Menarini Diagnostics hosted an Autoimmunity symposium. This was attended by scientific staff from across the country despite very challenging weather conditions. The following is an account by Ms Amani Elhouderi of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust; reflecting on the day’s events.

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New genomics centre to open

Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca have announced that they are opening a new centre in the UK, dedicated to realising the full potential of functional genomics in the discovery and development of new drugs for patients with cancer.

Under the microscope: bioelectronic medicine

This month: Bioelectronic medicine

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Here to Help: How to upgrade your membership

In response to the recent IBMS members’ survey, membership manager Sandra Shevlin answers your queries about how to upgrade.

Celebrate, learn, vote

Sarah May, IBMS Deputy Chief Executive, discusses three important issues that have one thing in common.

April journal-based learning exercises

Each article’s contents should be read, researched and understood, and you should then come to a decision on each question. The pass mark is 17 out of 20 questions answered correctly. JBL exercises may be completed at any time until the published deadline date. Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at: www.ibms.org/cpd/jbl

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