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.

The big question: Could the sector do more to be LGBTQ+ friendly?

Following on from Pride month, we ask: “Could the sector do more to be LGBTQ+ friendly?”

Open dialogue

Delaying immunisation against COVID-19 in children is an important step in offering a more suitable vaccine, argues Dr Hamid Merchant.

Tech news: July 2022

This month's top tech news stories