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”.

Testing times for microbial technology

Microbiologist Mark Wilks looks at some of the themes of the recent conference of the British Society for Microbial Technology.

UKAS processes and maintaining accreditation

Senior Assessment Managers John Ringrow and Al Bryant give an update with the latest from UKAS. 

Flow cytometry challenges

Clinical Scientist Helen Watson explains the challenges faced working in a leading haematopoietic stem cell transplantation centre.

British Journal of Biomedical Science, Issue 3 2019 – a synopsis

Editor Andrew Blann outlines the content of the summer issue of the journal.

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.

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