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Urine test for prostate cancer

Scientists have developed a urine test to diagnose aggressive prostate cancer and predict whether patients will require treatment up to five years earlier than standard clinical methods.

US city bans e-cigarette sales

San Francisco has become the first US city to ban sales of e-cigarettes until their health effects are clearer.

Helpful and harmful gut immune cells

A type of immune cell that contributes to inflammatory bowel disease exists in two forms – “good” and “bad”.

“Cherie is an amazing individual”

IBMS Licentiate Cherie Beckett has received the Amazing Individual Award from the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, Harlow.

Lab in the park in Jersey

The “Cepheid Xperience” has been in Jersey showcasing the life-saving work done in hospital laboratories.

Hayley wins CPD award

IBMS Associate Hayley Pincott has received the Cyril Sanders Memorial Award for her exemplary CPD.

Head and neck cancers

Vaccinating schoolboys against the potentially deadly human papillomavirus (HPV) could dramatically reduce head and neck cancers in men, it is claimed.

High hopes for pioneering CAR-T

NHS patients with lymphoma have been given a pioneering treatment that genetically reprogrammes their immune system to fight cancer.

Obituary: Jim Chapman

It is with deep regret that we inform IBMS members of the death of Mr Jim Chapman on 15 February 2019.

“Scrap upfront migrant charges”

Doctors have voted overwhelmingly to stop charging foreign patients for NHS care, claiming that doing so is “fundamentally racist”.

Mitochondria DNA discovery

Mitochondria, the “batteries” that produce our energy, interact with the cell’s nucleus in subtle ways previously unseen in humans, according to new research.

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