Synthetic DNA from extraterrestrial intelligence to future biomolecules

Following the creation of artificial E. coli, we look at the history of those pushing the boundaries in the field of synthetic biology

Point-of-care testing

Nicky Hollowood from Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust writes about the importance of software developments in point-of-care testing services.

Top five congress tips

There are many reasons to attend Congress. If you haven’t yet booked your place, here are some things you may want to consider.

War on cancer pt. 3

The final instalment of a short series, which briefly reviews the historical developments in cancer treatment, covering recent approaches, such as targeted therapy and genetic profiling. 

Q&A Professor Robert Langer

Professor Robert Langer, Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a scientist, entrepreneur and inventor, discusses his research, advances in cancer treatment, biomaterials and slow-release medicines.

Biomedical Science Day 2019

Thanks to our members, Biomedical Science Day 2019 was celebrated in hospital and university laboratories across the UK.

E-learning closer to your needs

IBMS Fellow, chartered scientist and laboratory manager Dan Pelling gives an update on interactive, electronic educational programmes developed for biomedical scientists and other health and science professionals across the globe.

Encoding and transmitting data

Robert Simpson, IBMS representative on the Royal College of Pathologists Informatics Group, with the latest developments on sharing pathology data.

Gut microbiome and Alzheimer’s

Natalia Casey, a Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Microbiology, looks at gut flora and Alzheimer’s disease.

Clinical toxicology

With a new body formed that is dedicated to clinical toxicology, we ask what comprises the discipline and why it has historically been under represented.

My Lab: dynamic histopathology service

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