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.

Women in science

To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, Tahmina Hussain asked four colleagues three questions about gender and the workplace. Here’s what they said.

Dealing with death in the pandemic

Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology (AAPT) council member Martin Goddard on how his profession has coped during the pandemic.

Testing times

Dr Sarah Pitt and Dr Mark Erickson report the findings of their research into the feelings of UK biomedical scientists and other IBMS members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning in lockdown

Teaching children during lockdown can be challenging. Associate Professor for Engagement in STEM, educator, and parent Martin Khechara advises.

One year in lockdown

With social freedoms curtailed over the last 12 months, many of us have turned to baking, jogging and, when all else fails, watching TV for hours on end. We speak to three biomedical scientists who are expert in these fields about the impact of lockdown.

The great big biomedical quiz (Kip Heath special)

For the first instalment of our biomedical science quiz in 2021, we hand the reigns over to healthcare scientist and contestant on a number of TV quizzes, Kip Heath. (Click on the link at the bottom of the quiz to see the answers.)