December 2019

Smear tests replaced by DIY home kit?

A non-invasive urine test could be used by women to detect their risk of developing cervical cancer without the need to visit the doctor.

Slime of the times

Sarah J Pitt and Alan Gunn write about their search for new antibiotics, which has taken them out of the laboratory and into the vegetable patch. 

Advertorial: A comprehensive menu for anaemia diagnosis

Anaemia is identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a widespread public health problem with major consequences for human health and social and economic development.

Groundbreaking new cancer test?

Dr Susie Cooke leads a team that has developed cancer tests, which could lead to a breakthrough in understanding the deadly disease.

Thirteen regions still to agree pathology model

In a second annual update on a scheme to network trusts’ pathology services, NHS England/Improvement revealed that 13 out of 29 regions have yet to formally commit to new pathology models.

December tech news

Latest tech news for December.

Nobel prize for british scientist

Sir Peter Ratcliffe has been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries in how cells react to oxygen availability.

Watching arctic scenes eases burning pain

Immersion in virtual reality scenes of the Arctic helps to relieve intense pain and could hold hope for the treatment of chronic pain.

Any running reduces early death risk

Any amount of running is good for you – according to research suggesting it is linked to a similar reduction in the risk of early death no matter how many hours you clock up a week or how fast you go.

My Lab: molecular parasitology research

Adewale Oke, a doctoral student in medical microbiology, gives a guided tour of his lab at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Here to help: Research grant applications

Jocelyn Pryce, IBMS Deputy Head of Education, looks at the ways in which the Institute is supporting member research.