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British Journal of Biomedical Science: Issue 3 2020 - a synopsis

Deputy Editor Guy Orchard provides a brief glimpse of the articles on offer in the third issue of the year.

Reporting in histopathology: some personal insights

The team at Leicester Royal Infirmary have collaborated on this article, which discusses their experiences of scientist reporting in histopathology.

100 years of bacterial strains

Sarah Alexander and Ayuen Lual from the National Collection of Type Cultures look back over a century of providing authentic bacterial strains.

Laboratory errors in transfusion 2020

Anne Lockhart, IBMS representative on the Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) steering group, explains the latest annual report.

One-to-one: COVID response controvery

We hear from Professor Sunetra Gupta – the theoretical epidemiologist who believes in herd immunity and doesn’t believe in the lockdown.

A history of Chinese medicine

Stephen Mortlock looks back over the medical history of one of the most ancient civilisations on earth.

My Lab: A multi-disciplinary laboratory

Lynnette Garrett, Laboratory Medicine Quality Manager, gives a guided tour of the services at Swansea Bay University Health Board.

Loss of smell

Through analysing new data collected through an app, Professor Sebastien Ourselin and colleagues have gained new insights into COVID-19 symptoms. 

The great big biomedical lockdown quiz (part 2)

The second instalment of our biomedical science quiz. This time, we have four experts setting questions to test members’ knowledge across the disciplines.

Medical eponyms part 1: Thomas Addison

This is the first article in a series of selected short biographies of persons whose names are directly used for diseases, conditions or syndromes familiar to those working in clinical pathology laboratories. 

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