My Lab: dynamic histopathology service

Trainee Specialist Biomedical Scientist Megan Clarkson gives a guided tour of her laboratory at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

Approaches to lipid therapy

Consultant Chemical Pathologist Professor Tim Reynolds outlines drug developments over recent decades in lipid therapy.

Reflections of a Quality Manager pt.2

Mairiead MacLennan takes a look at the validation, verification, variation and the uncertainty that surrounds these terms. 

50 years of monitoring quality

To mark the half a century of UK NEQAS, three members of its consortium outline its growth from a short-term, UK-focused project in 1969 to the internationally-recognised organisation it is today.

The rise of the robots

Artificial intelligence is here. But what impact will it have on laboratories? Will it empower pathologists, or lead to a decline in the profession? We look at the issues.

War on cancer pt.2: landmarks in the development of chemotherapy

The second article of two, which briefly reviews the historical developments and use of chemotherapy since 1948 to treat different cancers. 

Detecting the silent killer

Rushana Hussain, Clinical Scientist at Royal Bolton Hospital, writes about rapid sepsis detection with MALDI mass spectrometry.

Recognising pseudohypernatraemia

Biochemistry lead Dan Kelly looks at sodium citrate contamination and how to identify the condition.

Top five congress picks

With IBMS Congress 2019 just a few months away and the speakers now confirmed, we ask some of the scientific programme leads which sessions they are looking forward to most and why.

What have the Romans ever done for us?

Apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us? Stephen Mortlock investigates.

Cancer screening

With a new report showing that targets for cervical, breast and bowel cancer screening programmes in England have been missed, we explore the limitations and ask what action is needed.