October 2023

Transforming histopathology

Following a complete overhaul, one lab is on track to hit the 98% target for 10-day turnaround times by 2025. Quality, Training and Transformation Manager Paul Chenery talks through the ambitious journey.

Unparalleled depth of data

Professor of Respiratory Research Louise Wain discusses an ongoing research project into the medium- and long-term effects of COVID.

Tech news: October

This month's top tech news stories

Finger sweat test to detect anti-psychotic drugs

Scientists have discovered a way to test the levels of common anti-psychotic drugs in the sweat from patients’ fingerprints, offering a quicker, more comfortable and convenient alternative to blood draws for patient monitoring.

Screening for alzheimer’s disease

A new blood test called p-tau217 shows promise as an Alzheimer’s disease (AD) biomarker, and when used in a two-step workflow very high accuracy to either identify or exclude brain amyloidosis – the earliest pathology.

My lab: Point-of-care testing

Clemora Wilkinson gives a guided tour of the rapidly expanding Point-of-Care Testing department of York and Scarborough Hospitals.

Digital pathology: a white paper

A look at the new IBMS and Microsoft white paper Digital Pathology and Integrated Care Systems, which was launched in September.

A bold strategy

IBMS Chief Executive David Wells on the vital role of the IBMS and its qualifications for the future of the workforce.

Behind every test is a tale

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Kunalini Shanmuganathan gives a nuts-and-bolts guide to working in blood sciences for those looking to enter the profession.

Improving transfusion safety: serious hazards of transfusion report

A look at the key findings and recommendations from the recent Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) annual report.

The big question: Advanced and consultant roles

This month we ask : “Why do we need more advanced and consultant roles across biomedical science and how do we achieve this?”