January 2022

My lab: The laboratory on the island

Chief Biomedical Scientist in Biochemistry Charlie Houston gives a guided tour of Chemical Pathology at Noble’s Hospital on the Isle of Man.

Here to help: Ready for 2022

IBMS Education Manager Richardia Penn with the latest on assessment, verification and training.

The Biomedical Scientist live: roundup

At the end of last year, a two-day online event took place to give members the chance to further their professional development at a time when many in-person events were still cancelled. In this Roche Diagnostics-sponsored roundup we look at some of the key takeaway messages from eight sessions, followed by a CPD exercise.

How to... create the best CPD portfolio

At the end of last year Mark Cioni, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science, received an award for his outstanding CPD. Here he gives advice on how to maintain a portfolio.

Blood transfusion: Improvement and development

Emma Copperwaite, a Transfusion Improvement and Development Lead, explains how the creation of her role led to a leaner, harmonised, quality-assured and cost-effective service.

Medical eponyms pt 7(1): Crohn's disease

This is the seventh in a series of short biographies of persons whose names are directly used for diseases, conditions or syndromes familiar to those in clinical pathology laboratories.

The COVID infodemic

Léa Surugue, who works on misinformation with the French government and has co-authored a book on the subject, looks at how it has gained traction in the pandemic and what can be done to debunk false claims.

The really, really big question: resolutions for 2022

After a year in which biomedical science has been under extreme pressure, but finally started getting the recognition it deserves, we asked scientists who have contributed to the magazine over the last 12 months what their professional resolutions are for 2022. Here are some of their responses…

Eliminating HIV: "a remarkable disease outcome"

Can the immune system eliminate HIV in some infected people without the need for treatment? One study suggests so, with ramifications for future treatment.

Tech news: January 2022

This month's top tech news stories

Fighting blood diseases with artificial intelligence

A team from Helmholtz Munich has developed the largest open access database on microscopic images of bone marrow cells to date. It consists of more than 170,000 single-cell images from over 900 patients with various blood diseases.