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Blood transfusion: Improvement and development

Emma Copperwaite, a Transfusion Improvement and Development Lead, explains how the creation of her role led to a leaner, harmonised, quality-assured and cost-effective service.

Medical eponyms pt 7(1): Crohn's disease

This is the seventh 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.

The COVID infodemic

Léa Surugue, who works on misinformation with the French government and has co-authored a book on the subject, looks at how it has gained traction in the pandemic and what can be done to debunk false claims.

The really, really big question: resolutions for 2022

After a year in which biomedical science has been under extreme pressure, but finally started getting the recognition it deserves, we asked scientists who have contributed to the magazine over the last 12 months what their professional resolutions are for 2022. Here are some of their responses…

How to demonstrate evidence

Senior Lecturer Simonne Weeks looks at how to inspire trainees to create innovative and original evidence for the IBMS portfolio.

The great big biomedical science quiz: 2021 roundup

As we say goodbye to 2021, we finish the year with two rounds of questions to test members’ knowledge on the pandemic and science headlines from the last 12 months. (Scroll to the bottom for a link to the answers.)

IBMS research grants 2021

The five recipients of the IBMS research grants in 2021 introduce us to their research projectsnand discuss what impact their work could have.
 

Accreditation agility

Ben Courtney, the Healthcare Section Head at UKAS, outlines the service’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Genomic medicine: breaking new ground

Cancer Genomics Project Manager Deborah Lakeland describes the cultural change sweeping across healthcare provision in the UK and its importance in clinical laboratories.

Shining a light ...on lighthouse laboratories

We look back over the history of the lighthouse labs and whether better quality control and tighter regulation are needed.

Building confidence in LFDs

New research has used a mathematical formula to clarify how lateral flow devices are more effective than sometimes portrayed. Professor Iain Buchan, Executive Dean of Liverpool’s Institute of Population Health, explains the findings.

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