Blood test for colon cancer?

If caught early, nearly all cases of colon cancer are curable. However, colon cancer screening suffers from a combination of low compliance rates and over-diagnosis.

Scientists grow perfect human blood vessels

Scientists have managed to grow perfect human blood vessels as organoids in a petri dish for the first time.

Virus reactivation after transplantation

A new study challenges long-held theories of why a common virus can reactivate and become a life-threatening infection in people with a compromised immune system, including blood cancer patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation.

June news in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.

IBMS members win award

IBMS members Claire Cameron, Sarah Smith and Lynne Taylor won the Scottish Government Award at the Advancing Healthcare Awards (AHAwards).

Come Visit Our Laboratory

A new initiative called “Come Visit Our Laboratory” has been launched by the IBMS.

Free legal advice for members

One of the benefits of IBMS membership is access to its legal advice service at no extra cost.

UK SMI TP 34 and 38 reissued

The UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations (UK SMIS) has reissued guidance on X and V factor tests and thermonuclease tests.

Academy for Advancing Practice

The IBMS has responded to the Academy for Advancing Practice proposal by Health Education England (HEE).

Heart fatalities on the rise

The number of people in the UK dying from heart and circulatory diseases before they reach their 75th birthday is on the rise for the first time in 50 years, according to the latest national health statistics.

Radiotherapy that rotates patients

A new way to deliver radiotherapy that rotates patients in sync with the treatment beam could treat patients with brain cancer as accurately and quickly as the most advanced radiotherapy.