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Colour pop Friday

The blood science staff at Scarborough Hospital have taken to wearing their brightest clothes on Fridays.

New sustainable wraps for IBMS magazine

From this issue, we’re switching the wrapping on our members’ magazine.

Book to attend congress 2022

Booking for Congress 2022 is now open, with early booking discounts available.

Digital Pathology group

The IBMS discussion group for digital pathology is looking for new members to attend and facilitate at virtual meetings.

David Wells - New chief exec

The IBMS is happy to announce the appointment of David Wells as its new Chief Executive from 1 June 2021.

The latest on higher specialist scientific training

Lisa Ayers and Professor Berne Ferry outline recent development with the HSST programme.

Blood assist: Safe transfusion practice at your fingertips

We look at a new app from NHS Blood and Transplant that has been designed to improve safety and help with the administration of blood components.

First test for all known human coronaviruses

Scientists at the Centre for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Sun Yat-sen University in China have set the stage for the development of highly sensitive antibody tests for infection with all known human coronaviruses, including new variants of SARS-CoV-2. 

SARS-COV-2 spike mutations and infectivity

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have compared the original SARS-CoV-2 spike protein with a mutated version that arose last spring. 

DNA in urine for cancer detection

A team of scientists has found that DNA fragments in the urine are not degraded at random or too short to provide any meaningful information.

Measuring haemoglobin levels

A new AI-powered imaging-based tool has been developed to estimate haemoglobin levels. 

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