Reflecting on success

As we leave the old year and enter the new Jocelyn Pryce, IBMS Deputy Executive Head of Education, looks back on some of the Education Team successes of 2018.

President’s prize winners

These prizes are awarded to students graduating from IBMS-accredited BSc (Hons) programmes who have achieved academic distinction.

IBMS council: president elect

Allan Wilson has been voted by IBMS Council members as the new IBMS President Elect.

IBMS members win Team of the Year

The laboratory team at Hull andEast Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust was awarded Quality Team of the Year at the 2018 International Quality Awards.

Your chance to shape the future of the IBMS

The IBMS prides itself on being a professional body that is run by its members for its members.

Under the microscope: self-experimentation

This month: Self-experimentation

Blood test for Alzheimer’s

Investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the US are working to develop a blood test that could accurately diagnose or even predict Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear.

Battle of the Strep strains

Results of a new US study indicate that whichever strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae is in place in a mammal’s tissues first is more likely to thrive than Strep “latecomers”.

The unseen side of science

The Francis Crick Institute’s new exhibition, Craft & Graft: Making Science Happen, will showcase the surprising roles of the people who work around the clock to make its life-changing research possible.

Wasp venom as an antibiotic

The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria.

AI system can identify different cancer cells

Researchers in Japan have shown that an artificial intelligence (AI)-based system can identify different types of cancer cells simply by scanning microscopic images.