October 2019

Australia top for cancer survival

A global study has found that Australia’s high cancer survival rates are attributed to early detection.

The danger in our drinking water

Plastics in our wastewater are breaking down into tiny particles and causing potentially catastrophic consequences for our health.

Blood test aids lung cancer detection

A trial in Scotland has shown that using a blood test to detect lung cancer earlier can significantly reduce late-stage presentation of the disease.

October journal-based learning exercises

Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at: www.ibms.org/cpd/jbl

Here to Help: Higher Specialist Diplomas

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

My Lab: major trauma centre

Rizwan Shakir gives a guided tour of his laboratory at the Royal Preston Hospital.

Our fab five

Congratulations are in order to the quintet of trailblazing IBMS members who have made The Pathologist’s prestigious Power List.

Sepsis and antibiotics

The ADAPT-Sepsis Trial Coordinating team explains how NHS biochemistry teams are leading in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

Slime of the times

IBMS fellow Dr Sarah Pitt has made the headlines, using her IBMS research grant to identify the antibacterial properties of snail slime. 

Call for papers for the journal

The January issue of the British Journal of Biomedical Science will contain two case reports, both of which will have multidisciplinary aspects.

Hcpc registration renewals due

It’s time to renew your registration for the Health and Care Professions Council.