British Journal of Biomedical Science Synopsis

Deputy Editor Guy Orchard outlines the content in the latest issue, which includes a variety of subjects and a wide range of discipline-specific papers.

Omega-3 fats: major reviews, minor effects

Lee Hooper takes us behind the headlines to look at the findings of two systematic evidence reviews of the benefits of omega-3 fats.

The big question: "What could labs do to be more environmentally sound?”

This month we ask: 'What could labs do to be more environmentally sound?'

UKAS update

Ben Courtney, Head of Healthcare at UKAS, gives an update with the latest news from the service.

The science of laughter

Sophie Scott, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, asks why we laugh, what it means and argues that it’s time to take laughter more seriously. 

Health and wealth in the Renaissance

Stephen Mortlock looks back over health and wellbeing in the period of transition from the Middle Ages to modernity.

Science Council CPD review

Christian Burt, Professional Support Services Manager at the IBMS, looks at an opportunity for members to demonstrate their excellence.

Cervical screening in Moldova

Lead Biomedical Scientist and British Association for Cytopathology Executive Committee Member Hedley Glencross introduces a project to improve the outdated cervical screening programme in the Republic of Moldova.

Measuring ammonia: time to be more lenient

Helen Aitkenhead, Consultant Clinical Scientist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, looks at the latest on ammonia analysis and reporting.

Blood on board

Blood Bank and Stem Cell Bank Discipline Manager Beverly Craig outlines an innovative project with the emergency services.

A gut feeling

What impact can the gut microbiome have on the human body? AD Diwan and SN Harke dive down the oesophagus to find out.