The vaccine race

With more than 150 COVID-19 vaccines in development, we put the three front-runners under the microscope and look at the incredible, unprecedented development work of the last year.

Do people trust vaccines?

With mass immunisation programmes now here, Dr Daisy Fancourt talks us through research that shows worrying levels of public suspicion around vaccines.

The big question: molecular diagnostics

“Do you think the more we edge towards molecular diagnostics, the higher the likelihood that we will see biomedical science disciplines phased out in the future?”

Smallpox, salmonella and sacrifice

Stephen Mortlock looks back at the history of the Aztec civilisation, the diseases that struck and the treatments that were created.

Clinical infomatics update

Robert Simpson, the IBMS Informatics Lead, gives an update and outlines the latest developments in the emerging field.

The great big biomedical lockdown quiz: pandemic special

The final instalment of our biomedical science quiz for 2020. This time, we have three rounds testing members’ knowledge of the pandemic. Click on the link at the bottom of the quiz to see the answers.

Supporting biomedical research

The four recipients of IBMS research grants in 2020 explain their projects and the impact they hope their work will have. 

Medical eponyms PT 3 (2): Guido Fanconi

This is the second instalment on Guido Fanconi in a series of short biographies of persons whose names are directly used for diseases, conditions, syndromes or tests familiar to those working in clinical pathology labs.

2021: The year that beat the pandemic?

With the end of 2020 approaching, we asked six experts what they expect to happen with coronovirus next year.

What is long COVID?

Dr David Strain, a Senior Clinical Lecturer, is heading up the British Medical Association’s work on the long-term impact of COVID-19. Here he explains what we know so far about long COVID.