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IBMS contributes to Parliamentary pandemic report

Following the IBMS evidence submission and President Allan Wilson’s presentation to an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) coronavirus inquiry, a parliamentary report has been published.

Histopathology qualification funding

The IBMS has announced new funding support for Institute members undertaking IBMS/RCPath histopathology qualifications.

Health Secretary's letter of thanks

At the end of last year Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, wrote a letter of gratitude to Testing Programme colleagues across the UK. It is as follows:

Tech news: January 2021

This month's top tech news stories.

Detecting bacteria with fluorescent nanosensors

A new method has been developed for detecting bacteria and infections.

Under the microscope (January 2021)

This month: the camera pill

 

3D images of tumours in subcellular resolution

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have developed an imaging technique that allows simultaneous 3D visualisation of multiple tissue types, providing one of the most comprehensive views of conditions, such as cancer, to date.

Lab-on-a-chip for PCR

A new lab-on-a-chip infection test could provide cheaper, faster portable diagnostics, it is claimed.

National Genomic Research Library grows to over 110,000

The National Genomic Research Library (NGRL) now contains one of the richest genomic datasets in the world for both rare disease and cancer research.

NHS to pilot potentially revolutionary blood test

A blood test that may spot more than 50 types of cancer will be piloted by the NHS in a world-leading programme.

Cell membranes in super resolution

Expansion microscopy (ExM) enables the imaging of cells and their components with a spatial resolution far below 200 nanometres.

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