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.

Advanced roles in histopathology

Health Education England (HEE) has shared an important announcement about funding for training for extended and advanced roles in histopathology.

Biomedical Science Day date confirmed

The IBMS has announced that Biomedical Science Day 2020 will take place on Thursday 11 June.

National Pathology Week

The IBMS supported its members to promote their profession in National Pathology Week.

Members scoop awards

IBMS members receive awards and commendations at this year’s Science Council CPD Awards.