Histopathology

Imaging with LEGO

Researchers have come up with an inexpensive, automated way to image biological samples – using the children’s toy, LEGO.

My Lab: dynamic histopathology service

Trainee Specialist Biomedical Scientist Megan Clarkson gives a guided tour of her laboratory at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

Equality of opportunity

There is no place for outdated prejudice if there is a serious desire for change. 

The journey of a sample

For Healthcare Science Week, which ran from 8 to 17 March, the IBMS made three videos that detail what happens to samples given at GP surgeries.

Journal-based learning exercises - February 2019

Each article’s contents should be read, researched and understood, and you should then come to a decision on each question. The pass mark is 17 out of 20 questions answered correctly. JBL exercises may be completed at any time until the published deadline date. Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at: www.ibms.org/cpd/jbl

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Diagnosing prostate cancer

Genetic alterations in low-risk prostate cancer diagnosed by needle biopsy can identify men that harbour higher-risk cancer in their prostate glands, according to new research.

Breath test to detect cancer

A clinical trial has been launched to see if a breath test could detect the presence of cancer.

One step ahead of cancer

In the UK, one in two of us can expect to get cancer in our lifetimes. With such a high disease burden, efforts to prevent cancer are at least as important as efforts to treat it. 

AI system can identify different cancer cells

Researchers in Japan have shown that an artificial intelligence (AI)-based system can identify different types of cancer cells simply by scanning microscopic images.

IBD linked to prostate cancer

Men with inflammatory bowel disease have a four to five times higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, reports a 20-year US study.

Public urged to take heart age test

Public Health England (PHE) is calling for adults across the country to take a free, online Heart Age Test, which will provide an immediate estimation of their “heart age”.

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