May 2021

Focus on... autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Kamila Orzechowska, a final-year student at Coventry University, looks at the role of epidermal growth factor receptors and microbial infections in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.

Tricky transfusions in transplants

Victoria Tuckley, Laboratory Incident Specialist at SHOT, looks at errors in transplant patients.

My lab: The laboratory that adapted

Biomedical scientist Caroline Fillmore gives a guided tour of her laboratory at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

Here to help: Science council professional awards

Christian Burt, Professional Support Services Manager at the IBMS, on the benefits of professional registration.

From animals to humans...

Dawn Alderson gives a personal account of her career change in the middle of the pandemic.

A year at the drive-through

After an innovative phlebotomy service was launched in Sheffield last year, Richard Wardle, Lead Laboratory Manager in Haematology, Coagulation and OPD Phlebotomy Services, gives an update on the changes and developments.

Tech news: May

This month's top tech news stories

What's hot and what's not

What's hot and what's not this month 

Multiple myeloma blood test

A new method makes it easier to follow the progression of the blood cancer multiple myeloma, it is claimed.

Medical imaging dimensionality mismatch

In medical imaging, 3D images are typically displayed on a 2D monitor.

Updated Cochrane review for Covid-19 rapid tests

Cochrane, a global independent network that gathers and summarises the best evidence from research to help informed health decision-making, has published an updated systematic review assessing rapid tests for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection.