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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.)

The British Journal of Biomedical Science: Issue 1 2021, synopsis

Deputy Editor Anthony Rhodes provides a brief glimpse of the articles on offer in the first issue of 2021.

Creating a COVID laboratory

Microbiology Service Lead Susan Lovegrove outlines the process of creating a new PCR laboratory at Black Country Pathology Services.

Medical eponmys pt4: Hodgkin disease

This is the fourth is a series of short biographies of persons whose names are directly used for diseases, conditions or syndromes familiar to those in clinical pathology labs. Their names are most often used because they made highly significant contributions to the discovery and understanding of the disease. 

Digital pathology in the time of COVID

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Chloe Knowles looks at digital pathology and remote working during the pandemic.

Strains and mutations: The emerging threat

Is the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and the emerging variants going to effect attempts to inoculate against the virus? We look at the issues.

How infectious are asymptomatic COVID-19 cases?

A Wuhan study suggests that when coronavirus has been brought under control, asymptomatic COVID-19 patients do not pass on the virus.

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.

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