February 2024

My Lab: Flow cytometry laboratory

Jaxon Moran and Emily Jones give a guided tour of the Flow Cytometry Laboratory at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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International Childhood Cancer Day

International Childhood Cancer Day is a global campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer. In support, we are raising awareness of how and why labs get involved in Harvey’s Gang. Here’s Tamara Hanson’s story.

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Celebrating exams success in 2023

It is time to celebrate the success of more IBMS members. Below are those who passed IBMS exams last year.

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Running a succesful IBMS branch

IBMS Manchester Branch members Michelle Brereton, Chair, and Zonya Jeffrey, IBMS Council Member, share their experiences and advice on setting up and running a branch.

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Changing disciplines

Biomedical Scientist Danielle Byrne discusses her journey from cellular pathology to biochemistry and how and why she made the move.

Beware of the dog bite

Principal Biomedical Scientist Advanced Practitioner in Morphology Nicki Lawrence looks at three case studies of patients who were bitten by dogs and developed a Capnocytophaga canimorsus infection.

The impact of biomedical scientists on patient outcomes

Aimee Pinnington, Lecturer in Biomedical Science at Keele University, outlines the results of her study on the education, training and development pathways shaping the workforce to improve patient care.

Breast cancer cells’ self-sacrifice is potential cause of relapse

For patients with early-stage breast cancer, there is a 7% to 11% chance of relapse within five years after receiving initial treatment.

Blood poisoning keeping many people out of work

New research from Norway, where 3000 people die every year from sepsis, looks into how the condition affects people returning to work.

Liquid biopsy evaluation

Researchers have received a $2.4m grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program to validate a new blood test for the early detection of breast cancer.