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.

Experimental cancer blood test

In the coming years, this method, and others based on this approach, could lead to tests that more accurately determine if a patient is likely to relapse after having treatment and could

COVID-19 anti-viral therapy

The study demonstrates the rapid process of isolating, testing and mass-producing antibody therapies against any infectious disease by using both genetically engineered mice and plasma fr

Obituary: Former IBMS President Arthur J Barrow MBE, TD

In 1948, after a short period working in a pharmacy, he obtained a post in the National Blood Transfusion Service in Cardiff and joined the Institute.

Prestigious volunteer award

Sue and Manfred won the award as part of a group of London-based scientists, who organise the annual science4u event.