Reaching the right ears

David Wells, IBMS Chief Executive, writes about the work going on behind the scenes on behalf of members.


  • Vaccine protects against brain damage

    Although the pathology of the respiratory system is the main impact of COVID-19, many patients manifest important neurological symptoms, such as anosmia, headaches, malaise, cognitive loss, epilepsy, ataxia and encephalopathy.

  • How old is your brain?

    A new artificial intelligence (AI) model that analyses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans has been developed by a team from the University of Southern California.

  • Diagnostic potential of amniotic fluid cells

    A clinical research team from the University of Hong Kong is behind the discovery of applying amniotic fluid cells obtained during 16-24 weeks of pregnancy as a novel sample type for RNA sequencing in prenatal diagnosis.

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Mauritius central lab: a report

IBMS Past President Allan Wilson reports on a visit to the Central Lab, Victoria Hospital in Candos, Mauritius last September, before his tenure drew to a close.

Degree apprenticeships futureproofing the biomedical science workforce

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, Course Leader Ian Davies and graduate Katie Preston reflect upon the first five years of the Healthcare Science Degree Apprenticeship programme at Staffordshire University.

Bite-size morphology

Nicki Lawrence, Principal Biomedical Scientist and Advanced Practitioner, introduces “Bite-Size Morphology” and presents a number of cases.

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My lab: Delivering point-of-care-testing

Rakhee Surti gives a guided tour of the point-of-care testing facilities in Milton Keynes and looks at the importance of collaborative working.

Here to help: Degree assessments

Sue Jones, IBMS Executive Head of Education, outlines a new change for non-accredited degree assessments.

Emotional intelligence

Leaders need to have emotional intelligence to recognise equality, diversity and inclusion within the workforce, writes Laboratory Manager Francis Yongblah, member of the IBMS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group.