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COVID 19: "More T cell data needed"

While early research on the adaptive immune response to COVID-19 primarily looked at antibodies, more information is now emerging on how T cells react to the SARS-CoV-2 virus – addressing a crucial knowledge gap.

"Three times risk for frontline healthcare workers"

Frontline healthcare workers with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) have a three-fold increased risk of a positive SARS-CoV-2 test, compared with the public.

Blood test for Alzheimer's

A blood test could spot Alzheimer’s disease at the earliest stage and years before symptoms appear, new studies indicate.

Sponge on a string pill

A “sponge on a string” pill test can identify 10 times more people with Barrett’s oesophagus than the usual GP route, finds new research.

Screening to improve mAb-based drugs

By screening potential monoclonal antibody (mAb)-based drugs solely on a measure of their colloidal stability, scientists may be able to weed out mAbs that do not respond efficiently in solution early in the drug discovery process, according to a new study.

Seven make the power list

This year, seven IBMS members were awarded places on The Pathologist’s power list.

Tax relief on IBMS fees

If you are a UK taxpayer you can save money by claiming tax relief on your IBMS membership fees.

Experimental cancer blood test

A new method of analysing cancer patients’ blood for evidence of the disease could be up to 10 times more sensitive than previous methods, according to new research.

COVID-19 anti-viral therapy

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) evaluated several human antibodies to determine the most potent combination to be mixed in a cocktail and used as a promising anti-viral therapy against the virus that causes COVID-19.

Obituary: Former IBMS President Arthur J Barrow MBE, TD

Arthur Barrow, who died on 11 June, was born, brought up and spent his whole career in Cardiff.

Prestigious volunteer award

IBMS Fellows Sue Alexander and Manfred Almeida have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

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