Science

COVID 19: a report from the Isle of Man

Chief Biomedical Scientist in Biochemistry Charlie Houston and colleagues outline the impact of COVID-19 on the Isle of Man.

Drive-through phlebotomy

Laboratory Manager Richard Wardle outlines the introduction of a drive-through phlebotomy service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new normal

Sarah May, Deputy Chief Executive of the IBMS, on the pervasive impact the pandemic is having on our lives.

Setting up a Nightingale hospital transfusion service

Alison Muir, a Lead Scientist in Blood Transfusion, discusses the issues and challenges in setting up a transfusion service to help cope with the pandemic.

War on cancer: to screen or not to screen?

Steve Clarke on the history of screening tests and programme criteria, as applied to cancer screening, notably colorectal cancer.

The great big biomedical lockdown quiz

Seven biomedical science experts ask questions to test IBMS members’ knowledge across the disciplines. (Scroll to the bottom of the quiz and click "download answers PDF" to see the answers).

In search of a vaccine

We look at the frontline of vaccine development and how and when immunity to COVID-19 may be a possibility.

Morphology: is the future digital?

Biomedical Scientist Team Manager Tahmina Hussain puts a new automated digital analyser to the test.

The cancer test of the future?

The efforts of cancer research scientists around the world continue to throw up new possibilities that could give clinicians the edge in the fight against the disease. The latest is a blood test that, it is claimed, may be able to detect more than 50 different types of cancer.

Big question: “How do you think public approaches to health and wellbeing will change when the current pandemic is over?”

This month we ask “How do you think public approaches to health and wellbeing will change when the current pandemic is over?”

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