Synthetic DNA from extraterrestrial intelligence to future biomolecules

Following the creation of artificial E. coli, we look at the history of those pushing the boundaries in the field of synthetic biology


Point-of-care testing

Nicky Hollowood from Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust writes about the importance of software developments in point-of-care testing services.


Top five congress tips

There are many reasons to attend Congress. If you haven’t yet booked your place, here are some things you may want to consider.


Q&A Professor Robert Langer

Professor Robert Langer, Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a scientist, entrepreneur and inventor, discusses his research, advances in cancer treatment, biomaterials and slow-release medicines.

E-learning closer to your needs

IBMS Fellow, chartered scientist and laboratory manager Dan Pelling gives an update on interactive, electronic educational programmes developed for biomedical scientists and other health and science professionals across the globe.


War on cancer pt. 3

The final instalment of a short series, which briefly reviews the historical developments in cancer treatment, covering recent approaches, such as targeted therapy and genetic profiling. 


Biomedical Science Day 2019

Thanks to our members, Biomedical Science Day 2019 was celebrated in hospital and university laboratories across the UK.

What is encephalitis?

A nuts-and-bolts guide to the inflammatory brain condition, by Dr Ava Easton, the Chief Executive Officer of the Encephalitis Society.


Biomedical Science Day across the four nations

As part of this year’s Biomedical Science Day celebrations on Thursday 20 June, we have asked a hospital in each of the four nations to take the lead in promoting the excellent work of our profession. Each hub will showcase a laboratory and inform the public, patients and other hospital staff about their work at the heart of healthcare.

Discussing the heart of the matter

Dr David C Gaze looks at the history and issues surrounding adopting high-sensitivity cardiac troponin testing.


British Journal of Biomedical Science, Issue 2 2019 – a synopsis

Editor Andrew Blann outlines the content of the Spring issue of the journal.