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.

Biomedical Scientist of the Year shortlist

The Advancing Healthcare Awards (AHAwards) shortlist for Biomedical Scientist of the Year includes three IBMS Fellows: Dr Guy Orchard, Dr Alison Watt and Dr Sarah Pitt.

Global catastrophe?

With the coronavirus making daily headlines around the world and the death toll continuing to rise, we ask if a virus will ever cause global catastrophe.

Breakthrough for the leading cause of blindness

Professor Simon Clark discusses how his international team of scientists identified a protein that is strongly linked to the most common cause of blindness in developed countries.

The big question: How do unions help in healthcare science?

This month we ask "How do unions help in healthcare science?"