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Prostate cancer genetics study shows disparities

Risk of prostate cancer is about 75% higher, and more than twice as deadly, in men of African ancestry compared with men of European ancestry.

POCT for COVID-19

A new COVID-19 test that reduces testing time from 30 minutes to less than five and delivers accurate results has been developed by scientists at the University of Birmingham.

Response to COVID-19 reduced in patients with blood cancers

Patients with blood cancers vary in their immune response to COVID-19 and can struggle to clear infection for many weeks, according to new research published in Cancer Cell.

Do antibiotics reach bacteria hiding in tissues?

Scientists have developed a new imaging method to see where antibiotics have reached bacteria within tissues.

Under the microscope: fermented foods

This month: fermented foods

Loss of smell in 86% of mild COVID-19 cases

A reduced sense of smell, or olfactory dysfunction, is one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19.

AI to find new uses for existing medications

Scientists have developed a machine-learning method that crunches massive amounts of data to help determine which existing medications could improve outcomes in diseases for which they are not prescribed.

Smartphone camera to diagnose infections

Scientists have developed a novel smartphone-based technique to diagnose viral infections that uses a deep-learning algorithm to identify viruses in metal nanoparticle-labelled samples.

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.

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