March 2020

My lab: Forensic drugs department

Forensic Scientist David W Jones gives a guided tour of Eurofins Forensic Services.

Here to help: Training programme spreadsheet

Deputy Head of Education at the IBMS, Jocelyn Pryce, advises on the completion of the revised training laboratory re-approval process.

March: Journal-based Learning

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Microscaled methods for cancer diagnostics

Using a single-needle biopsy and new technology for tumour diagnosis, researchers have been able to provide a more detailed and wider window into cancer biology, tumour type and the mechanisms of response and resistance to therapy than with conventional approaches.

AI predicts disease progression

A new study shows artificial intelligence (AI) analysis of blood samples can predict and explain disease progression.

Examining prostate cancer

A five-year follow-up study of more than 2000 US men who received prostate cancer treatment is creating a road map for future patients regarding long-term bowel, bladder and sexual function to clarify expectations and enable men to make informed choices about care.

Science Council CPD review

Christian Burt, Professional Support Services Manager at the IBMS, looks at an opportunity for members to demonstrate their excellence.

Cervical screening in Moldova

Lead Biomedical Scientist and British Association for Cytopathology Executive Committee Member Hedley Glencross introduces a project to improve the outdated cervical screening programme in the Republic of Moldova.

Measuring ammonia: time to be more lenient

Helen Aitkenhead, Consultant Clinical Scientist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, looks at the latest on ammonia analysis and reporting.

Blood on board

Blood Bank and Stem Cell Bank Discipline Manager Beverly Craig outlines an innovative project with the emergency services.

A gut feeling

What impact can the gut microbiome have on the human body? AD Diwan and SN Harke dive down the oesophagus to find out.