April 2019

Fungus might play role in Crohn’s disease

A fungus commonly found in human hair follicles also resides in the gut and might play a role in Crohn’s disease, it is reported.

Second person to be clear of HIV

A UK patient’s HIV has become “undetectable” following a stem cell transplant – in the second case of its kind.

Blood clot discovery

Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, which could lead to the development of better treatments to help prevent and treat conditions including heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia.

Celebrate, learn, vote

Sarah May, IBMS Deputy Chief Executive, discusses three important issues that have one thing in common.

Letter to the editor

I am writing about an item in "Science News in Numbers" (page 7 of the March Biomedical Scientist).

April: News in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.

Champions of Biomedical Science

The IBMS has announced that for Biomedical Science Day, which is held on 20 June, each region will crown a Champion of Biomedical Science.

Liquid biopsy for non-small cell lung cancer

A US multi-centre study revealed that a liquid biopsy is comparable to standard tissue biopsies in detection of guideline recommended biomarkers in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Vote for your Council

The IBMS Council is the Institute’s governing body and comprises six National and 12 Regional members.

“US misinformation causes epidemic”

The US reported more measles cases in the first two months of this year than in all of 2017, with public health officials blaming “misinformation” for the growing epidemic.

The journey of a sample

For Healthcare Science Week, which ran from 8 to 17 March, the IBMS made three videos that detail what happens to samples given at GP surgeries.