COVID 19: "More T cell data needed"

While early research on the adaptive immune response to COVID-19 primarily looked at antibodies, more information is now emerging on how T cells react to the SARS-CoV-2 virus – addressing a crucial knowledge gap.

"Three times risk for frontline healthcare workers"

Frontline healthcare workers with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) have a three-fold increased risk of a positive SARS-CoV-2 test, compared with the public.

Blood test for Alzheimer's

A blood test could spot Alzheimer’s disease at the earliest stage and years before symptoms appear, new studies indicate.

Sponge on a string pill

The test, which can be carried out by a nurse in the GP surgery, is also better at picking up abnormal cells and potentially early stage cancer.

Screening to improve mAb-based drugs

This finding could enable researchers to overcome a major hurdle to drug development by identifying promising mAb-based therapies, which must be administered via injection, but often lack

Seven make the power list

The publication says the list is comprised of “inspirational individuals who make laboratory medicine such a fantastic field”.  The seven are:

Tax relief on IBMS fees

If it’s your first time claiming tax relief, you can include a backdated claim for the previous four tax years.

Obituary: George Hunt FIMLS (1922-2020)

Later he became the Principal MLSO for the Hospitals for Sick Children, which included Great Ormond Street Hospital.

"Don't delay cancer treatment"

It encourages medical oncologists worldwide not to discontinue or delay any type of anti-cancer treatment that may potentially impact on overall survival.

Cystic fibrosis drug for COVID-19

The COVASE trial has been funded by LifeArc, a medical research charity, and will be run in partnership with University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust.

Neutralising antibodies against SARS-CoV-2

Several of these showed protective, neutralising capabilities, offering promising therapeutic leads, and eight antibodies from one analysis were discovered to cross-react with a related b