January 2020

Autism spectrum disorder

New research has found that testing the DNA of siblings of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be predictive of a future diagnosis, even if symptoms aren’t apparent.

IBD and viral infections

Young patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are five times more likely than the general population to develop viral infections that can lead to hospitalisation or organ damage.

3D model of human liver

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is becoming the most common chronic liver disorder in developed countries.

January news in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.

Under the microscope: Corpoa amylacea

This month: Corpora amylacea

Valuing experiences

Sarah May, IBMS Deputy Chief Executive, makes a big, empowering decision for the new year

January tech news

Latest tech news for January.

The big question: Are food allergies becoming more common, or is diagnosis improving?

This month we ask: ''Are food allergies becoming more common, or is diagnosis improving?''

Branching out

As part of the 2018 engagement survey, members were asked how they would like to contribute to the IBMS. Many said they would like to get involved with branch activities, but weren’t sure how. Lynda Rigby, Executive Head of Marketing and Membership, outlines some of the current challenges local networking groups are facing and offers some solutions and ways to get involved.

Allan Wilson's presidential address

Dear Members,

I am so honoured to become President of the professional body for all those working in biomedical science. Knowing that we have a 20,000 strong, vibrant network of biomedical scientists linked through our Institute, dedicated to supporting healthcare and service users makes me immensely proud.

Council elections: your chance to shape the future of the IBMS

The IBMS prides itself on being a professional body that is run by its members for its members.