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Tackling drug-resistant strains of TB

New drugs to treat strains of TB that have become resistant to treatment are now a possibility it is claimed, following a discovery from the University of Surrey.

Redefining how blood is made

Stem-cell scientists have discovered a completely new notion of how human blood is made, upending conventional views from the 1960s.

Avoidable cancer delays

One in four cancer patients experienced a delay to their diagnosis that could have been avoided, according to a new study by Cancer Research UK.

President’s Prize winners 2019

Every year, IBMS eStudent members who have achieved academic distinction are awarded the President’s Prize. Here are the recent winners.
 

Smear tests replaced by DIY home kit?

A non-invasive urine test could be used by women to detect their risk of developing cervical cancer without the need to visit the doctor.

Thirteen regions still to agree pathology model

In a second annual update on a scheme to network trusts’ pathology services, NHS England/Improvement revealed that 13 out of 29 regions have yet to formally commit to new pathology models.

Nobel prize for british scientist

Sir Peter Ratcliffe has been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries in how cells react to oxygen availability.

Watching arctic scenes eases burning pain

Immersion in virtual reality scenes of the Arctic helps to relieve intense pain and could hold hope for the treatment of chronic pain.

Any running reduces early death risk

Any amount of running is good for you – according to research suggesting it is linked to a similar reduction in the risk of early death no matter how many hours you clock up a week or how fast you go.

Advanced roles in histopathology

Health Education England (HEE) has shared an important announcement about funding for training for extended and advanced roles in histopathology.

Biomedical Science Day date confirmed

The IBMS has announced that Biomedical Science Day 2020 will take place on Thursday 11 June.

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