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COVID 19: a report from the Isle of Man

Chief Biomedical Scientist in Biochemistry Charlie Houston and colleagues outline the impact of COVID-19 on the Isle of Man.

Drive-through phlebotomy

Laboratory Manager Richard Wardle outlines the introduction of a drive-through phlebotomy service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new normal

Sarah May, Deputy Chief Executive of the IBMS, on the pervasive impact the pandemic is having on our lives.

Setting up a Nightingale hospital transfusion service

Alison Muir, a Lead Scientist in Blood Transfusion, discusses the issues and challenges in setting up a transfusion service to help cope with the pandemic.

War on cancer: to screen or not to screen?

Steve Clarke on the history of screening tests and programme criteria, as applied to cancer screening, notably colorectal cancer.

The great big biomedical lockdown quiz

Seven biomedical science experts ask questions to test IBMS members’ knowledge across the disciplines. (Scroll to the bottom of the quiz and click "download answers PDF" to see the answers).

Map of mutations

Research from UCL has identified almost 200 changes to the COVID-19 genome, each one a clue to revealing the history of the virus and possibly its future.

COVID-19: a report from Malaysia and Singapore

Professor Anthony Rhodes and Dr Chooi Ling Lim discuss the COVID-19 spread and attempts to control the disease in Southeast Asia.

The Great Pestilence

The Black Death was the first great pandemic to devastate these shores and, unlike COVID-19, there was a special horror in the fact no-one knew what it was, states writer Jonathan Lovett.

COVID-19 statistics: an educated guess?

Adrian Esterman, Chair of Biostatistics at the University of South Australia’s Cancer Research Institute, asks: “Can we believe the statistics about COVID-19?”

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