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A history of alcohol consumption

Stephen Mortlock casts an eye back over the history of alcohol, from drunken monkeys to eating dried bull penis as a hangover cure.

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Influence and shape policy

IBMS Chief executive David Wells on how the Institute and its members can influence government policy.

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My lab: Clinical microbiology service

Senior Biomedical Scientist James Griffiths gives a guided tour of his lab at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

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Faecal immunochemical testing

FIT Navigators at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust explain the test’s role in the Leeds Colorectal Cancer Pathway.


Advanced and consultant practice roles

Sarah May and Chris Ward from the IBMS look at advanced and consultant roles and discuss new developments and qualifications.

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The adoption of home testing

IBMS Chief Executive David Wells explains the specialist portfolio review and digital update.

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My lab: haematology department

Haematology Operational Manager Stacy Burrows gives a guided tour of her lab at the Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

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A new female president

We celebrate the IBMS presidency being passed from woman to woman for the first time.

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IBMS Support Hubs

IBMS Executive Head of Education Sue Jones discusses the role of the IBMS Support Hub webinars and outlines plans for 2024.

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IBMS research grants

We look at the work of Dr Mosavar Farahani who received an IBMS Research Grant in 2023 to help fund her work on disease progression and skeletal complications in multiple myeloma.

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Hold the front page! Media Fellowships

We hear from three IBMS members who have completed media fellowships on their experiences and the benefits of completing a placement.