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.

Under the microscope: bioelectronic medicine

This month: Bioelectronic medicine

NHS waste scandal firm loses contracts

The Healthcare Environmental Services (HES) has been stripped of its NHS contracts after hundreds of tonnes of waste from hospitals was allowed to pile up at its sites.

Evaluating antibody disks

EUCAST has evaluated the quality of 16 antimicrobial susceptibility test (AST) discs from nine manufacturers against EUCAST targets and ranges for relevant quality control strains.

Triple-negative breast cancer therapeutic target

Researchers have previously observed that triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients with higher numbers of myeloid-derived immunosuppressor cells (MDSCs) in their bloodstream had poorer outcomes.