President’s prize winners

These prizes are awarded to students graduating from IBMS-accredited BSc Hons programmes who have achieved academic distinction.

National Pathology Week

Biomedical scientists and laboratory staff across the UK took part in National Pathology Week.

Biomedical scientist of the year

The IBMS is sponsoring the Biomedical Scientist of the Year category at this year’s Advancing Healthcare Awards (AHAwards).

3D human cell models

They have agreed a memorandum of understanding to combine their academic and industry expertise in developing next generation 3D human cell models and creating robust cellular platforms.

State-of-the-art pathology

It is hoped the new laboratory information management system will reduce clinical risk and provide more complete patient history across primary and secondary care.

Magnetic blood filtration

Nominated in the Best Tech Start-Up category, it was put forward by Upstream, a joint venture between Imperial College and Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

West Midlands and Birmingham AGM

It will take place in the lecture theatre at the Education Resource Centre at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

Petition to ban sunbeds

If the petition reaches 100,000 signatures then it will be considered for debate in Parliament.

Website launch for support group

It is a non-funded programme that was established in 2009.

Under the microscope: publication bias

What is publication bias?

Mode of action for diabetes drug

The findings could potentially help explain metformin’s action in preventing a variety of chronic diseases, including cancers.