November 2018

My lab: Cervical Screening Department

Cytology Manager Kay Ellis gives a guided tour of her department at Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Editorial: Change for Cytology

The dedicated and passionate workforce deserves the care and respect it gives patients.

Cutting-edge research pt.2

The IBMS has awarded five research grants this year. Here, the third successful candidate outlines the work he is undertaking.

November: news in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.

Awards for NHS Fife team

The microbiology and emergency care team at NHS Fife has won an award for its improvement to flu testing.

CJD treatment trialled for first time

In a world first, doctors have been given permission to give a British man with CJD a pioneering treatment.

Mouse pups with same-sex parents born

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences were able to produce healthy mice with two mothers that went on to have normal offspring of their own.

Non-invasive blood glucose test

A promising evaluation has been published on new technology to monitor blood glucose levels without needles or a finger prick.

Protocol 3 automated colony counter

Synbiosis, a long-established, expert manufacturer of automated microbiological systems, is pleased to announce its ProtoCOL 3 automated colony counter is being used at a major teaching hospital in London.

Predicting obesity-related disease

Scientists have found a new way to use molecular “signatures” from people with obesity to predict risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

President-Elect nomination

Alan Wainwright has been nominated as President-Elect of the International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IFBLS).

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