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Consolidation of pathology networks

Head of Pathology Services Consolidation at NHS Improvement, David Wells, sets out the progress made on the 29 networks and looks at the next steps and future plans.
 

The duffy blood group system

Head of RCI Laboratory Martin Maley gives an introduction to the Duffy blood group system.

The test tube: a symbolic story

While the test tube is hardly the most imposing item of glassware on a scientist’s workbench, its symbolic power is second to none.

My lab: laboratory on the rock

IBMS Gibraltar Branch Secretary Norbert Sene gives a guided tour of the Pathology Department at Saint Bernard’s Hospital in Gibraltar. 

Rapid molecular methods in clinical microbiology

Microbiologist Mark Wilks highlights the potential rapid molecular methods presented in the recent conference of the British Society for Microbial Technology.

Biomedical Science Day 2018

Biomedical Science Day takes place on July 19 and the IBMS is calling on its members to join this celebration of the profession #AtTheHeartOfHealthcare, and the incredible hard work and dedication of biomedical scientists.

Clinical chemistry classics: tumour markers

This short series continues with a brief review of pioneering work in the development and clinical application of two important tumour markers – serum alpha fetoprotein and urine and serum human chorionic gonadotropin.

The new dawn of immunotherapy

Steven Rosenberg made headlines around the globe for a breakthrough that could make immunotherapy a frontline cancer treatment.

The Big Question: "Does healthcare really need a 24/7 pathology service?"

Does healthcare really need a 24/7 pathology service?

My lab: tour of point-of-care laboratory

Michelle Lineham, Deputy Team Lead and Biomedical Scientist, gives a guided tour of her lab at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

A life-threatening condition

Clinical Scientist Matthew Hopkins gives a primer on fetal/neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia and the screening and treatment options available.

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