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.

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.