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Myelodysplastic syndromes

Haematology expert Professor Barbara Bain looks at morphology and the accurate diagnosis of the myelodysplastic syndromes.

Networking: Lighting up pathology's future?

David Wells, Head of Pathology Consolidation for NHS England and NHS Improvement, outlines the progress made on pathology network consolidation and introduces the pathology quality assurance dashboard.

The jumping gene and the soluble protein

Kevin Ng and colleagues are behind the discovery of a soluble protein produced by a “jumping gene” – an insertion of ancient parasitic DNA into the genome. The work has the potential to transform immunotherapy treatment and may also have therapeutic implications.

Slime of the times

Sarah J Pitt and Alan Gunn write about their search for new antibiotics, which has taken them out of the laboratory and into the vegetable patch. 

Groundbreaking new cancer test?

Dr Susie Cooke leads a team that has developed cancer tests, which could lead to a breakthrough in understanding the deadly disease.

My Lab: molecular parasitology research

Adewale Oke, a doctoral student in medical microbiology, gives a guided tour of his lab at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research in Lagos, Nigeria. 

How to... reflect

Richard Lovie, a Senior Biomedical Scientist working in cytology at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, reflects on reflection.

Anaphylaxis: a personal account

Have you ever associated food with fatality? Have you ever felt anxious, as if you could be eating your Last Supper? Oli Weatherall has.

Biomedical Scientist specialist training

Blood Sciences Manager Victoria Moyse looks at how to deliver and recognise specialist training.

Rare testicular tumour: a case study

Louise Greenhalgh, a Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Cellular Pathology, presents a case study of a cancer with less than 50 examples reported in the literature.

Pre-eclampsia blood test

How an integrated team improved the safety of mothers and babies using angiogenic biomarkers for pre-eclampsia.

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