Focus on... autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Kamila Orzechowska, a final-year student at Coventry University, looks at the role of epidermal growth factor receptors and microbial infections in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.

Tricky transfusions in transplants

Victoria Tuckley, Laboratory Incident Specialist at SHOT, looks at errors in transplant patients.

From animals to humans...

Dawn Alderson gives a personal account of her career change in the middle of the pandemic.

A year at the drive-through

After an innovative phlebotomy service was launched in Sheffield last year, Richard Wardle, Lead Laboratory Manager in Haematology, Coagulation and OPD Phlebotomy Services, gives an update on the changes and developments.

Life after lockdown

Without a single case of COVID-19, Guernsey left lockdown in March. Healthcare Scientist Assistant Zoe Andrews explains what life inside and outside the lab has been like on the island. We then hear from four experts on what the future could hold when the UK exits lockdown.

The big question: Will lateral flow tests be transformative in opening up society again?

This month we ask “Will lateral flow tests be transformative in opening up society again?”

Journeys through the pandemic

We hear from the charity Harvey’s Gang and four other organisations about voluntary work, how they have coped in the pandemic and what their hopes are now that restrictions are easing.

Diagnostic legislation changes

Pathology Quality Manager Jessica Dixon looks at safety and quality assurance practices in relation to expanded testing due to the pandemic.

The British Journal of Biomedical Science: Issue 2 2021, Synopsis

Deputy Editor Guy Orchard provides a brief glimpse of the articles on offer in the second issue of 2021.

The rise of the nomads

Pathology Manager Stephen Mortlock casts an eye back over the history of migration and medicine across the Russian steppe.

Neurological reverbertions

Dr Maxime Taquet discusses his research into COVID-19 and secondary neurological and psychiatric conditions.