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Here to help: Looking at topping up

Alan Wainwright, the IBMS Executive Head of Education, with some advice to graduates and employers on topping up non-accredited degrees for registration.

Tech news: December

This month's top tech news stories

Diagnosing children’s cancer in the pandemic

A study of cancer in children and young adults in England has found that fewer patients were diagnosed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the microscope: Fomitopsis officinalis

This month: Fomitopsis officinalis

New approach for ovarian cancer treatment?

Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a type of cancer treatment that help the immune system’s T cells recognise and attack tumours. But these immunotherapy drugs aren’t effective against all cancers.

Emergency department risk calculator

New research could significantly reduce overcrowding in emergency departments – potentially saving the NHS millions of pounds.

Potential vaccine and treatment for alzheimer’s

A promising new approach to potentially treat Alzheimer’s disease – and also vaccinate against it – has been developed by a team of UK and German scientists.

Blood marker for peripheral artery disease

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have shown that high levels of a specific protein circulating in the blood are an accurate marker for a severe type of peripheral artery disease that narrows the arteries in the legs and can raise the risk of heart attack.

Under the microscope: HeLa cells

In November's Under the Microscope, we focus on the HeLa cell line.

Long Covid – first evidence of inflammatory micro clots

New research indicates that an overload of various inflammatory molecules “trapped” inside insoluble microscopic blood clots could be the cause of some of the lingering symptoms of long COVID.

Immunity after Covid

There has been uncertainty about how long immunity lasts after someone who is unvaccinated is infected with SARS-CoV-2.

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