July 2019

MRI for diagnosing heart disease

An international team of scientists is the first to show that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to measure how the heart uses oxygen for both healthy patients and those with heart disease.

Tackling snakebite

Wellcome has announced an ambitious new £80m programme to transform the way snakebite treatments are researched and delivered, to make them better, safer and more accessible for all.  

Lung cancers metabolise differently

Researchers have discovered that the two most common forms of lung cancer metabolise nutrients differently, revealing new vulnerabilities that could be exploited in future treatment for patients.

“More investment needed for science”

A £20bn investment is needed if the government is to achieve its vision of a science-led economy, according to a new analysis.

Helping members attend Congress

The recipients of the Jen Johnson Bursary have been notified that they have been successful.

Environmental Concerns

It is the responsibility of everyone to ensure that the NHS is environmentally sound, writes Sarah May.

Council Elections 2019

The results of the 2019 IBMS Council elections were announced by the President at the Annual General Meeting in London on 8th June 2019.

July news in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.

Biomedical comic launched

The IBMS has published Superlab a comic for children at Key Stage 2 (aged seven to 11 years old).

Cranberries to fight bacteria

Cranberries could play a role in the fight against bacteria, according to the results of new research.

Award-winning members

A range of accolades and awards were announced at the IBMS’ 77th Annual General Meeting (see abov