August 2019

Urine test for prostate cancer

Scientists have developed a urine test to diagnose aggressive prostate cancer and predict whether patients will require treatment up to five years earlier than standard clinical methods.

US city bans e-cigarette sales

San Francisco has become the first US city to ban sales of e-cigarettes until their health effects are clearer.

Helpful and harmful gut immune cells

A type of immune cell that contributes to inflammatory bowel disease exists in two forms – “good” and “bad”.

Head and neck cancers

Vaccinating schoolboys against the potentially deadly human papillomavirus (HPV) could dramatically reduce head and neck cancers in men, it is claimed.

Under the microscope: Sulfur mustard

This month: Sulfur mustard

Tech news: August

Latest tech news for August.

Self-destructing cancer cells

Constantinos Koumenis says his new target for cancer may be an important step in progress, but stresses that there is no magic bullet to stop the disease.

August news in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.

Here to Help: Free IBMS Congress talks pt.2

Jocelyn Pryce, IBMS Deputy Head of Education, highlights complimentary talks and workshops in Hall 4 over the four days of Congress 2019.

High hopes for pioneering CAR-T

NHS patients with lymphoma have been given a pioneering treatment that genetically reprogrammes their immune system to fight cancer.

My Lab: Red cell immunohaematology

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Helen Owens gives a guided tour of her reference laboratory at NHS Blood and Transplant, Newcastle.

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