Biomedical Scientist specialist training

Blood Sciences Manager Victoria Moyse looks at how to deliver and recognise specialist training.

Rare testicular tumour: a case study

Louise Greenhalgh, a Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Cellular Pathology, presents a case study of a cancer with less than 50 examples reported in the literature.

Pre-eclampsia blood test

How an integrated team improved the safety of mothers and babies using angiogenic biomarkers for pre-eclampsia.

The rise of POCT

We look at the rapid ascent of POCT – the tests that are redefining diagnostics and breaking down barriers between laboratories and patients.

Understanding pre-analytics: linking labs to wards

Wisdom Musabaike and Malti Nakrani from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children outline a project to reduce the number of pre-analytical errors.

Reptilian muscles

Biologist Dr Rui Diogo discusses the discovery of embryonic hand muscles and their evolutionary implications.

October journal-based learning exercises

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Here to Help: Higher Specialist Diplomas

The first of two articles in which Chris Ward, the IBMS’ Head of Examinations, outlines the latest developments around Higher Specialist Diplomas.

My Lab: major trauma centre

Rizwan Shakir gives a guided tour of his laboratory at the Royal Preston Hospital.

Sepsis and antibiotics

The ADAPT-Sepsis Trial Coordinating team explains how NHS biochemistry teams are leading in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

Q&A the importance of failure

Leslie McIntosh, co-author of a new report into improving scientific research, answers questions on reproducibility, falsifiability and methods.