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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.

Health Secretary's letter of thanks

At the end of last year Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, wrote a letter of gratitude to Testing Programme colleagues across the UK. It is as follows:

Tech news: January 2021

This month's top tech news stories.

Detecting bacteria with fluorescent nanosensors

A new method has been developed for detecting bacteria and infections.

Under the microscope (January 2021)

This month: the camera pill

 

3D images of tumours in subcellular resolution

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have developed an imaging technique that allows simultaneous 3D visualisation of multiple tissue types, providing one of the most comprehensive views of conditions, such as cancer, to date.

Target for aggressive form of lung cancer

Scientists have reported new findings about a particularly aggressive subset of lung adenocarcinomas that are driven by two mutations that frequently occur together in the genes KEAP1 and STK11.

Rapid finger-prick test accuracy

The accuracy of a rapid finger-prick antibody test for SARS-CoV-2 may be considerably lower than previously suggested, finds a study published by The BMJ.

Protein that protects against Lyme Disease

Yale scientists have discovered a protein that helps protect hosts from infection with the tick-b

Urgent need for early COVID-19 treatments

COVID-19 treatments for people with early infection are needed urgently, according to Anthony S Fauci, Director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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