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”.

Cost-effective practices in Ghana

Associate Practitioner in blood science Christina Silby discusses the lessons learned from a recent trip volunteering in a Ghanaian laboratory.

Advanced healthcare science careers within microbiology

Deputy Laboratory Manager Francis Yongblah looks at future opportunities from the perspective of a senior biomedical scientist working to advance their role.

“Cherie is an amazing individual”

IBMS Licentiate Cherie Beckett has received the Amazing Individual Award from the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, Harlow.

Lab in the park in Jersey

The “Cepheid Xperience” has been in Jersey showcasing the life-saving work done in hospital laboratories.

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.