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The vaccine race

With more than 150 COVID-19 vaccines in development, we put the three front-runners under the microscope and look at the incredible, unprecedented development work of the last year.

Do people trust vaccines?

With mass immunisation programmes now here, Dr Daisy Fancourt talks us through research that shows worrying levels of public suspicion around vaccines.

The big question: molecular diagnostics

“Do you think the more we edge towards molecular diagnostics, the higher the likelihood that we will see biomedical science disciplines phased out in the future?”

Smallpox, salmonella and sacrifice

Stephen Mortlock looks back at the history of the Aztec civilisation, the diseases that struck and the treatments that were created.

Clinical infomatics update

Robert Simpson, the IBMS Informatics Lead, gives an update and outlines the latest developments in the emerging field.

The great big biomedical lockdown quiz: pandemic special

The final instalment of our biomedical science quiz for 2020. This time, we have three rounds testing members’ knowledge of the pandemic. Click on the link at the bottom of the quiz to see the answers.

Supporting biomedical research

The four recipients of IBMS research grants in 2020 explain their projects and the impact they hope their work will have. 

British Journal of Biomedical Science: Issue 4 2020 synopsis

Deputy Editor Nigel Brown provides a brief glimpse of the articles on offer in the fourth issue of 2020.

One-to-one: Navigating a galaxy of data

Following on from the publication of a new National Genomic Healthcare Strategy, we talk to Chris Wigley, Chief Executive of Genomics England.

Patient-centred care: decentralised testing and diagnostics

Lead Biomedical Scientist Tony Cambridge states that decentralised testing and diagnostics are vital for the future of the health service.

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