Fungus might play role in Crohn’s disease

A fungus commonly found in human hair follicles also resides in the gut and might play a role in Crohn’s disease, it is reported.

Second person to be clear of HIV

A UK patient’s HIV has become “undetectable” following a stem cell transplant – in the second case of its kind.

Blood clot discovery

Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, which could lead to the development of better treatments to help prevent and treat conditions including heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia.

The big question: Is the NHS falling behind the technology curve?

Three professionals discuss whether or not the NHS is falling behind the technology curve.

Detecting atrial fibrillation

Could routine screening for atrial fibrillation be in the pipeline? Jonathan Mant is leading the programme that he hopes will be the catalyst.

Hints and tips for interviews

Inspired by a popular online #IBMSchat about applying for a band 6 position, Jo Horne wrote the following article. 

Sample journey poster competition

This month’s #IBMSCompetition is about putting up an IBMS sample journey #PosterInYourGPs

Grants for Biomedical Science Day

The IBMS is offering grants of up to £500 for members to organise events for Biomedical Science Day.

Obituary: Bill Swainston

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Bill Swainston, former Senior Biomedical scientist at Bradford Royal Infirmary. Bill passed away on 26 October 2018, following a long battle with illness.

Letter to the editor

I am writing about an item in "Science News in Numbers" (page 7 of the March Biomedical Scientist).

Champions of Biomedical Science

The IBMS has announced that for Biomedical Science Day, which is held on 20 June, each region will crown a Champion of Biomedical Science.