June 2023

Coronavirus is...

US research has found that during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Google search autocompletes returned different results in Spanish and English.

Next generation cell and gene therapies

A new approach to the genetic engineering of cells promises significant improvements in speed, efficiency, and reduction in cellular toxicity compared to current methods, it is claimed.

Can existing antibiotics treat superbugs?

US researchers claim a test they have developed shows that readily available antibiotics can effectively treat superbugs.

My lab: A Biomedical Science Day lab

Joanna Andrew, Network Lead for Blood Sciences, gives a special guided tour of her trust’s Biomedical Science Day activities.

Digital portfolios, communication and online assessment

Donna Torrance, IBMS Head of Learning and Development, explores some common problems experienced with the move to digital portfolio submissions.

Biomedical Science Day 2023

With Biomedical Science Day nearly here, we look at the resources available for members and the competitions you can enter.

Men's health awareness

Stuart Dawe-Long, Senior Healthcare Scientist (Andrology Lead) and Clinical Andrologist at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, looks at some of the issues.

Blood culture pathways

IBMS President Debra Padgett with an update following the release of the Improving the Blood Culture Pathway report.

Laboratory processes and procedures

In the latest of our ISO 15189:2022 series of articles, Dr Mairiead MacLennan looks at some pertinent questions.

Laboratory grown blood

With the first participants now taking part, we look at the RESTORE clinical trial, which it is hoped will lead to a revolution in treatments for people with blood disorders.

Digita immunofluorescence implementation into routine diagnostic use

Paul Chenery and Mark Housley discuss digital immunofluorescence at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, from initial implementation to future applications.