August 2023

My Lab: Specialist Clinical Biochemistry

Associate Practitioner Edna Rodrigues gives a guided tour of her laboratory at North West London Pathology.

Here to help: Professional registration

IBMS Professional Support Services Manager Christian Burt explains the benefits of professional registration and how to apply.

Breastfeeding at work

To mark World Breastfeeding Week (1–7 Aug), Simone Girdham, Biomedical Scientist and member of the IBMS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Group, looks at the issues.

ChatGPT: Implications for training

Dr Jim Taylor, IBMS Head of Digital Education, looks at the latest developments and whether we should embrace ChatGPT.

The future is green

Senior Lecturer and Clinical Lab Sustainability Champion Sheri Scott with the latest on clinical laboratories and sustainability.

Highlighting the IBMS routes to registration

Introducing a new IBMS campaign, which includes videos, flyers, leaflets, posters, web pages and social media posts.

Lessons learned from the pandemic

IBMS Chief Executive David Wells was NHS England’s Head of Pathology when COVID struck. He explains what lessons he learned and how they can help the profession. We then hear from a range of IBMS members and scientists on their biggest lessons and takeaways from the pandemic.

Nanofluidic device that can capture single proteins

Researchers have developed an innovative nanofluidic device capable of capturing single proteins stochastically and detecting them digitally at their naturally high concentrations. This breakthrough could potentially lay the foundation for the future of personalised disease prevention and treatment.

Tackling viruses with pandemic potential

Researchers have shed light on how a highly infectious virus, which has recently transferred from animals to people, is able to enter human cells.

Mitochondrial DNA biomarkers

In an eight-year study of more than 600 older adults, US researchers say they have further linked levels of cell-free DNA circulating in the blood to chronic inflammation and frailty.

Clinical leaders

IBMS Chief Executive David Wells on how the IBMS is gaining strength through numbers and influence.