October 2018

IBMS commissions membership survey

The IBMS has commissioned Research by Design to undertake a project to understand more about members’ relationship with the Institute.

Editorial: rites of passage

Have we become so focussed on efficiencies that we no longer know how to celebrate?

National Pathology Week

The IBMS is encouraging member’s to get involved in National Pathology Week, which takes place next month.

October news in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.

How to…ensure correct calibration

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Dan Kelly looks into linear calibration curves, Beer-Lambert’s law and IQC interpretation.

New leukaemia treatment for children

The NHS will be able to offer children a new cancer therapy labelled the “most exciting treatment advance for decades”.

The British Journal Of Biomedical Science on the rise

The British Journal of Biomedical Science impact factor has increased again, but how is the figure calculated and what does it mean?

Liquid biopsy and mathematical modelling

An evolutionary model utilising serial blood samples from patients with advanced colorectal cancer treated with anti-EGFR therapies in a phase II trial could predict personalised waiting time for progression.

Cutting-edge research pt.1

The IBMS has awarded five research grants this year. Here, the first two successful candidates outline the work they are undertaking.

Public urged to take heart age test

Public Health England (PHE) is calling for adults across the country to take a free, online Heart Age Test, which will provide an immediate estimation of their “heart age”.

A blueprint for the future

Bill Bartlett and Paul Hawkins on transforming NHSScotland’s laboratory medicine services.