May 2022

New “fast, accurate” COVID sensor developed

A COVID-19 sensor developed at Johns Hopkins University could revolutionise virus testing.

Ten-second videos predict blood cancer relapse

In a new study, 10-second videos of white blood cell motion in the skin’s microvasculature greatly improved the prediction of which stem cell and bone marrow transplant patients would have a relapse of their blood cancer.

AI potential for breast cancer screening

A major new study shows that artificial intelligence (AI) is a promising tool for breast cancer detection in screening mammography programmes.

Revolutionary thinking

Another step has been taken in the battle against antimicrobial resistance with the development of a synthetic antibiotic.

Tech news: May 2022

This month's top tech news stories

New test predicts sepsis before blood clots

A new test predicted sepsis soon after infection in mice – well before blood clotting and organ failure – enabling early treatment and increasing survival.

Lighthouse lab closures

David Wells, Chief Executive of the IBMS, on the Lighthouse Laboratory legacy and the implications of their closure.

My lab: The islands' laboratory

Laboratory Manager Kim Finlayson gives a guided tour of the laboratory facilities on the Falkland Islands.

Here to help: Changes to my CPD

Donna Torrance, the IBMS Head of Learning and Development, explains how members should prepare for a new CPD system.

Jargon buster: Higher education

The first instalment of an occasional column by Biomedical Science Programme Leader Dr Lynne Lawrance aimed at training officers and others supporting students undertaking degrees.