July 2022

Myasthenia gravisa: A personal journey

Rashmi Rungta gives an insight into her life with myasthenia gravis – a rare long-term condition that causes muscle weakness.

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Lecturer in Biomedical Science at the University of Salford Tahmina Hussain looks at leukaemia and presents a case study.

My lab: encouraging and supporting research

Professor Stephen Fôn Hughes gives a guided tour of his laboratory in Wrexham, North Wales.

Here to help: enhanced education

Dr Sue Jones, the new IBMS Executive Head of Education, outlines the priorities in her new role.

Miniproteins that launch two-pronged attacks

A new approach developed by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) provides an alternative mechanism to vaccines, which renders viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 inactive.

Characteristics of stable vitiligo skin disease

A new study reveals the unique cell-to-cell communication networks that can perpetuate inflammation and prevent repigmentation in patients with vitiligo disease.

An autoimmune cause of schizophrenia?

Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have identified an autoantibody – a protein that is produced by the immune system to attach to a specific substance from the individual’s own body, rather than to a foreign substance, such as a virus or bacteria – in some patients with schizophrenia.

Trending: Biomedical Science Day

A round-up of all the activity on the sixth annual Biomedical Science Day.

On the night shift

Senior Lecturer Sheri Scott with practical advice for employers and employees on how to best manage mental and physical health while undertaking shift work.

The new standard: ISO 15189: An introduction

ISO 15189:2012 has undergone a review by the international community over the last few years. With its publication nearly here, we look at the standard.

Emerging threat? The rapid spread of a zoonotic disease

Why did a disease that is endemic in the tropical rainforest environments of West Africa and the Congo basin start spreading around the world?