Smear tests replaced by DIY home kit?

A non-invasive urine test could be used by women to detect their risk of developing cervical cancer without the need to visit the doctor.

Thirteen regions still to agree pathology model

In a second annual update on a scheme to network trusts’ pathology services, NHS England/Improvement revealed that 13 out of 29 regions have yet to formally commit to new pathology models.

Nobel prize for british scientist

Sir Peter Ratcliffe has been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries in how cells react to oxygen availability.

Watching arctic scenes eases burning pain

Scientists from Imperial College London have found that using virtual reality headsets could combat increased sensitivity to pain by immersing people in scenes of icebergs, oceans and ice

Any running reduces early death risk

Researchers say the latest findings push back against result from other studies, which have hinted benefits increase with more running, but might drop at very high levels.

Advanced roles in histopathology

In response to the medical pathologist shortages in histopathology in England and the success of the introduction of the Institute’s Advanced Specialist Diplomas in Histopathology dissect

Biomedical Science Day date confirmed

By promoting biomedical science to the public, it will be once again asking members to take part by throwing open the doors to their laboratories to show they work #AtTheHeart OfHealthcar

National Pathology Week

The week-long publicity drive took place at the start of November and was an excellent opportunity for IBMS members to showcase their roles and the specialities in the profession.

Members scoop awards

The annual awards celebrate the continuing professional development (CPD) efforts and achievements of registrants from across the Science Council registers.

Under the microscope: musical paracetamol

Good grief! Whatever next? Witty cough medicine?