November 2023

New vaccine against malaria

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended a new vaccine, R21/Matrix-M, for the prevention of malaria in children.

Self-sampling for asymptomatic mpox

A pilot study carried out in Catalonia to evaluate the self-collection of biological samples reveals the high acceptability of the proposal and the key role of diagnosis in people without symptoms of mpox.

The contribution of viral pathogens to sepsis

SARS-CoV-2 accounted for one in six cases of sepsis during the first 33 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the importance of viral sepsis, according to a new study.

Lipoproteins in the central nervous system

US scientists have created a method to detect lipoproteins in the central nervous system that they claim could give new insights into the workings of the brain.

Why didn’t people in the US get COVID-19 boosters?

More than 80% of the people in the US who were eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster last autumn did not have the jab.

Aggressive prostate cancer and mutations

An international research team has singled out mutations in 11 genes that are associated with aggressive prostate cancer.

Party conferences

IBMS Chief Executive David Wells on supporting our profession and patient outcomes at new levels.

IBMS accredited degrees abroad: Kuala Lumpur

IBMS Executive Head of Education Sue Jones and IBMS President Elect Joanna Andrew visited Malaysia to review biomedical science degree programmes, talk with students, and meet some of the country’s IBMS Accredited education providers.

Human factors in the change process: a shared journey

Jonny Flanagan, Programme Manager for the Trust Innovation Group at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, discusses change culture within organisations.

Gender: let’s talk about sex

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science Alex Liversidge looks at gender and sex in relation to the health service and biomedical science.

Working conditions in transfusion laboratories a snapshot

Nikki Swarbrick, Laboratory Incident Specialist at SHOT, talks through the key findings from a survey of UK transfusion laboratories.