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Myelodysplastic syndromes

Haematology expert Professor Barbara Bain looks at morphology and the accurate diagnosis of the myelodysplastic syndromes.

Networking: Lighting up pathology's future?

David Wells, Head of Pathology Consolidation for NHS England and NHS Improvement, outlines the progress made on pathology network consolidation and introduces the pathology quality assurance dashboard.

The jumping gene and the soluble protein

Kevin Ng and colleagues are behind the discovery of a soluble protein produced by a “jumping gene” – an insertion of ancient parasitic DNA into the genome. The work has the potential to transform immunotherapy treatment and may also have therapeutic implications.

Slime of the times

Sarah J Pitt and Alan Gunn write about their search for new antibiotics, which has taken them out of the laboratory and into the vegetable patch. 

Groundbreaking new cancer test?

Dr Susie Cooke leads a team that has developed cancer tests, which could lead to a breakthrough in understanding the deadly disease.

My Lab: molecular parasitology research

Adewale Oke, a doctoral student in medical microbiology, gives a guided tour of his lab at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research in Lagos, Nigeria. 

How to... reflect

Richard Lovie, a Senior Biomedical Scientist working in cytology at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, reflects on reflection.

British Journal of Biomedcial Science: issue 4 - a synopsis

Editor Andrew Blann outlines the content of the autumn issue of the journal.

A case study: transport perfusion fluid

Daniel Weiand, Consultant Microbiologist and Educational Lead, reflects on the role of abdominal organ transport perfusion fluid culture.

Supporting biomedical research

In 2019, the IBMS awarded research grants totalling almost £27,000. Here, the seven recipients explain their grant-supported projects.

A new future for sample reception?

David Ricketts, Head of Laboratory Process Improvement at Health Service Laboratories, explains how reviewing and redefining a role led to a more stable workforce and a reduction in errors.

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