Science

Blood transfusion: Improvement and development

Emma Copperwaite, a Transfusion Improvement and Development Lead, explains how the creation of her role led to a leaner, harmonised, quality-assured and cost-effective service.

Medical eponyms pt 7(1): Crohn's disease

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

The COVID infodemic

Léa Surugue, who works on misinformation with the French government and has co-authored a book on the subject, looks at how it has gained traction in the pandemic and what can be done to debunk false claims.

The really, really big question: resolutions for 2022

After a year in which biomedical science has been under extreme pressure, but finally started getting the recognition it deserves, we asked scientists who have contributed to the magazine over the last 12 months what their professional resolutions are for 2022. Here are some of their responses…

How to demonstrate evidence

Senior Lecturer Simonne Weeks looks at how to inspire trainees to create innovative and original evidence for the IBMS portfolio.

The great big biomedical science quiz: 2021 roundup

As we say goodbye to 2021, we finish the year with two rounds of questions to test members’ knowledge on the pandemic and science headlines from the last 12 months. (Scroll to the bottom for a link to the answers.)

IBMS research grants 2021

The five recipients of the IBMS research grants in 2021 introduce us to their research projectsnand discuss what impact their work could have.
 

The science of nephrotoxicity

Shahid Nazir Muhammad, Academic and Chartered Scientist, and Claire Corps, Research and Clinical Scientist, give an overview of how kidney transplants in paediatrics can survive with immunosuppression therapy.

Making the transition

Leah Riley, Histology Manager at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, explains why and how her team ditched paper and the issues they overcame on their journey to a greener laboratory.

The big question: What does 2022 hold in store for biomedical science?

This month we ask “What does 2022 hold in store for biomedical science?”

June Almeida: virus imaging pioneer

Beginning her career as a junior hospital technician, Dr June Almeida completed it as a world-renowned virologist whose techniques revolutionised diagnostic electron microscopy. She was also the first person to see a human coronavirus. Here we look back over her life.

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