Science

Loss of smell

Through analysing new data collected through an app, Professor Sebastien Ourselin and colleagues have gained new insights into COVID-19 symptoms. 

The great big biomedical lockdown quiz (part 2)

The second instalment of our biomedical science quiz. This time, we have four experts setting questions to test members’ knowledge across the disciplines.

Medical eponyms part 1: Thomas Addison

This is the first article in a series of selected short biographies of persons whose names are directly used for diseases, conditions or syndromes familiar to those working in clinical pathology laboratories. 

COVID-19: a report from Melbourne, Australia

Medical Scientist Eileen Kelly reports on the impact of COVID-19 in Melbourne and the way the pandemic has been dealt with.

Emergency morphology

Professor Barbara J Bain covers some of the circumstances when blood films are vital.

External quality assesment in a pandemic

What impact has the lockdown had on UK NEQAS and the services it provides? Barbara De la Salle, Director of UK NEQAS Haematology, and colleagues explain.

Public perceptions: promoting biomedical science in lockdown

A look at the first digital Biomedical Science Day and the work that the IBMS has been doing to promote the profession and support members during the pandemic.

Map of mutations

Research from UCL has identified almost 200 changes to the COVID-19 genome, each one a clue to revealing the history of the virus and possibly its future.

COVID-19: a report from Malaysia and Singapore

Professor Anthony Rhodes and Dr Chooi Ling Lim discuss the COVID-19 spread and attempts to control the disease in Southeast Asia.

The Great Pestilence

The Black Death was the first great pandemic to devastate these shores and, unlike COVID-19, there was a special horror in the fact no-one knew what it was, states writer Jonathan Lovett.

COVID-19 statistics: an educated guess?

Adrian Esterman, Chair of Biostatistics at the University of South Australia’s Cancer Research Institute, asks: “Can we believe the statistics about COVID-19?”

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