November 2019

New test for chronic hepatitis B

A new laboratory tool may improve the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. 

New insights into tuberculosis

During infection the main causative agent of tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, secretes a large number of effector proteins through type VII secretion systems.

My lab: examinations of parasitology

Healthcare Scientist Specialist Agatha Christie Santos Saez gives a guided tour of her UK NEQAS Parasitology laboratory.

Here to help: Higher Specialist Diplomas

The second of two articles in which Chris Ward, IBMS Head of Examinations, outlines the latest developments around Higher Specialist Diplomas.

November journal-based learning exercises

Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at:

IBMS Birmingham branch lecture

The Birmingham branch evening lecture will be held on 14 November at 6.30pm.

Biomedical Scientist of the Year

The Advancing Healthcare Awards (AHA) are a now open for entries.

Biomedical Scientist specialist training

Blood Sciences Manager Victoria Moyse looks at how to deliver and recognise specialist training.

Rare testicular tumour: a case study

Louise Greenhalgh, a Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Cellular Pathology, presents a case study of a cancer with less than 50 examples reported in the literature.

Pre-eclampsia blood test

How an integrated team improved the safety of mothers and babies using angiogenic biomarkers for pre-eclampsia.

The rise of POCT

We look at the rapid ascent of POCT – the tests that are redefining diagnostics and breaking down barriers between laboratories and patients.