British Journal of Biomedical Science Synopsis

Deputy Editor Guy Orchard outlines the content in the latest issue, which includes a variety of subjects and a wide range of discipline-specific papers.

Omega-3 fats: major reviews, minor effects

Lee Hooper takes us behind the headlines to look at the findings of two systematic evidence reviews of the benefits of omega-3 fats.

The big question: "What could labs do to be more environmentally sound?”

This month we ask: 'What could labs do to be more environmentally sound?'

UKAS update

Ben Courtney, Head of Healthcare at UKAS, gives an update with the latest news from the service.

The science of laughter

Sophie Scott, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, asks why we laugh, what it means and argues that it’s time to take laughter more seriously. 

Health and wealth in the Renaissance

Stephen Mortlock looks back over health and wellbeing in the period of transition from the Middle Ages to modernity.

Science Council CPD review

Christian Burt, Professional Support Services Manager at the IBMS, looks at an opportunity for members to demonstrate their excellence.

Global catastrophe?

With the coronavirus making daily headlines around the world and the death toll continuing to rise, we ask if a virus will ever cause global catastrophe.

Breakthrough for the leading cause of blindness

Professor Simon Clark discusses how his international team of scientists identified a protein that is strongly linked to the most common cause of blindness in developed countries.

The big question: How do unions help in healthcare science?

This month we ask "How do unions help in healthcare science?"

LGBTQ inclusivity: fact or fiction?

Colin Mudd looks back over the last 40 years in this personal account of LGBTQ issues within the NHS and pathology workforce.