September 2018

My lab: morecambe bay blood sciences

Biomedical Scientist Danny Gaskin gives a guided tour of his blood sciences lab at Furness General Hospital.

Here to help: an evidence-based approach

Jocelyn Pryce, Head of Registration and Training at the IBMS, says keeping your portfolio pristine may not be the best way forward.

Journal-based learning exercises

 

Each article’s contents should be read, researched and understood, and you should then come to a decision on each question.

The pass mark is 17 out of 20 questions answered correctly. JBL exercises may be completed at any time until the published deadline date. 

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


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“CANCEROUS CELLS WORK TOGETHER TO INFILTRATE THE BRAIN”

Scientists have discovered that cancerous cells in an aggressive type of childhood brain tumour work together to infiltrate the brain.

ATOMISING DISINFECTANTS FOR HOSPITALS

A team of engineers and physicians has developed a device that diffuses potent disinfectants for airborne delivery.

Predicting HIV transmission

Computer simulations can accurately predict the transmission of HIV across populations, say US scientist.

MAGNETS ISOLATE CIRCULATING TUMOUR CELLS

Scientists claim that magnets could be used in the body to detect tumour cells that other diagnostic techniques might miss.

Sniffing out cancer

Claire Guest, Co-founder of Medical Detection Dogs, explains how canines could have an important role in discovering disease.

Editorial: technological revolution

How do we get from the low-tech present, to the high-tech future, with an already stretched workforce?

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