Science

The Lewis Blood Group System and Secretor Status

Malcolm Needs CSci FIBMS, formerly of the NHSBT, delves into the history and science of a notable blood group system.

Clopidogrel and CYP2C19 genotyping: a genomic perspective

Ibrahim Nakibingé looks into one of the first generation of adenosine diphosphate receptor antagonists.

Discovering the double helix

A look back in time to the history of the discovery of DNA and its structure – work which would change medicine and science forever.

The big question: "What are your professional 2019 New Year resolutions?"

This month we ask Jill Rodney, Rob Dabrowski and Hayley Pincott what their professional 2019 New Year resolutions are. 

The ten plagues of Egypt

Stephen Mortlock asks if the 10 plagues of Egypt were the result of an ecological domino effect or divine intervention?

Laboratory diagnostic test enters clinical practice

A blood test that improves the management pre-eclampsia has been introduced into routine practice, write Laboratory Manager Tim James and Consultant Obstetrician Manu Vatish.

Cutting-edge research pt.3

The IBMS has awarded five research grants this year. Here the final two successful candidates outline the work that they are undertaking.

My lab: Cervical Screening Department

Cytology Manager Kay Ellis gives a guided tour of her department at Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

A guide to Ferguson-Smith disease

What is Ferguson-Smith disease and how can it be distinguished from cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma? Chartered Scientist Jakub Jawny discusses his research.

Cutting-edge research pt.2

The IBMS has awarded five research grants this year. Here, the third successful candidate outlines the work he is undertaking.

Clinical chemistry classics: tumour markers

The series on tumour markers continues with a brief review of pioneering work in the development, analysis and clinical application of an important serum tumour marker- CA19-9.

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