Revolutionary thinking

Another step has been taken in the battle against antimicrobial resistance with the development of a synthetic antibiotic.

Lessons learnt opening (and closing) a Covid-19 lab

UK Scientific Advisor Bamidele Farinre looks back over the set-up and decommission of the June Almeida laboratory.

How to... implement an automated system

Higher Specialist Biomedical Scientist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Charlotte Atkin walks us through the process of implementing a new system in her laboratory.

Paget’s disease of bone

This is the tenth in a series of short biographies of persons whose names are directly used for diseases, conditions or syndromes familiar to those in clinical pathology laboratories.

Male hypergonadism: a case study

Madihah Abbas, Specialist Biochemistry Team Manager at The Christie Pathology Partnership, presents a case study of a 50-year-old male patient.

Which drugs work?

The story of a pioneering randomised trial that was launched at speed and has saved well over a million lives through identifying which medicines helped in the fight against COVID-19 and which were of no clinical benefit.

Q&A: Awarded a PHD aged 69

At the age of 69, Ron Turner was awarded a PhD for his work on antimicrobial resistance. We hear about his experiences.

Spherocytes and irregularly contracted cells

Barbara J. Bain, Professor of Diagnostic Haematology and Honorary Consultant Haematologist, analyses spherocytes and irregularly contracted cells.

Cortisol, night shifts

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science Sheri Scott explores the role of the circadian rhythm and its impact on cortisol production.

What happens now? The end of Covid testing

Following the government’s announcement that free COVID testing would end and restrictions would be lifted in England, we look at the implications.