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Personalised vaccines: A pioneering new immunotherapy

A look at the international trial of the world’s first personalised mRNA cancer immunotherapy for melanoma and its potential translation to other cancers and diseases.

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Education: a unified approach

Dr Donna Johnson, Course Director for Postgraduate Biomedical Sciences at Leeds Beckett University, argues that we need to move away from the old model of education that separates subdisciplines.

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ISO 15189:2022: A transition update from UKAS

Al Bryant, Healthcare Accreditation Specialist at UKAS, and Alison Benson, Senior Assessment Manager at UKAS, with the latest.

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Improving transfusion with training

Ruth Evans and Laura Eastwood from NHS Blood and Transplant discuss virtual reality training for blood transfusion testing.

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Casestudy acquired protein s deficiency

Healthcare Science Section Lead in Haematology and Haemostasis Michelle Bolam presents a case study in which a two-year-old presented with an unprovoked extensive deep vein thrombosis.

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Beyond SARS-COV-2

Dr Jennifer Cane, a Postdoctoral Research Assistant, asks what sequencing respiratory viruses can tell us.

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Acute leukaemia: how should we investigate?

Following technical advances over recent years, Professor of Diagnostic Haematology Barbara J Bain looks at investigating suspected acute leukaemia.

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DNA: Cutting the future of genome editing

The latest CRISPR-Cas technology has been used to eliminate all traces of HIV from infected cells in the lab. Here we look at how gene editing could revolutionise clinical treatments and ask what the limitations are for its future use.

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How do viruses jump between hosts?

Cedric Tan, a computational biologist specialising in microbial (meta)genomics, discusses his recent viral genomes study.

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Training Officer Support Forums 2024

IBMS Executive Head of Education Sue Jones discusses the brand-new series of Training Officer Support Forums that will be running throughout the year.

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Celebrating IBMS exam success

It is time to celebrate the success of more IBMS members in the Diploma of Expert Practice (DEP) or Advanced Specialist Diploma (ASD) in Histological Dissection and the DEP in Immunocytochemistry exams.

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