December 2020

Rapid finger-prick test accuracy

The accuracy of a rapid finger-prick antibody test for SARS-CoV-2 may be considerably lower than previously suggested, finds a study published by The BMJ.

Protein that protects against Lyme Disease

Yale scientists have discovered a protein that helps protect hosts from infection with the tick-b

Urgent need for early COVID-19 treatments

COVID-19 treatments for people with early infection are needed urgently, according to Anthony S Fauci, Director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

The great big biomedical lockdown quiz: pandemic special

The final instalment of our biomedical science quiz for 2020. This time, we have three rounds testing members’ knowledge of the pandemic. Click on the link at the bottom of the quiz to see the answers.

Introduction of a new in-house mass spectronomy assay

Working in a laboratory often involves implementing a new method to improve the service, writes Specialist Biochemistry Team Manager Madihah Abbas.

My Lab: haematology and blood transfusion

John McNulty, Senior Biomedical Scientist, gives a guided tour of the pathology department St Helens and Knowsley Hospital NHS Trust.

Here to help: Overcoming the challenges of this year

IBMS Education Officer Deborah Vuong looks back over the past year and the achievements made while going virtual.

Science Council honours IBMS members

Two IBMS members have received commendations at this year’s Science Council CPD Awards.

New dates for IBMS Congress

The IBMS has announced new dates for Congress 2021 to ensure the safety of delegates while uncertainty continues over social distancing regulations.

Access new CPD content now

IBMS members can still access content from the four-day virtual event The Biomedical Scientist Li

Renew your IBMS membership

Thank you for supporting the IBMS during 2020.