Immunology

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.)

The science of nephrotoxicity

Shahid Nazir Muhammad, Academic and Chartered Scientist, and Claire Corps, Research and Clinical Scientist, give an overview of how kidney transplants in paediatrics can survive with immunosuppression therapy.

Under the microscope: Fomitopsis officinalis

This month: Fomitopsis officinalis

Trial campaign to reduce opioids "is effective"

A campaign that urged GPs to “think twice” before putting a patient on opioid medicines is effective in reducing opioid prescribing in primary care, according to a major study.

Jabs and long Covid

Vaccines reduce the odds of SARS-CoV-2 infection, but also long COVID, says Dr Rose Penfold, discussing her new study.

My lab: The immunology laboratory

Medical Laboratory Assistant Muneebah Jasat gives a guided tour of her lab at the Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Test distinguishes SARS-CoV-2

A tablet-sized device has been developed that can detect multiple COVID-19 antibodies and biomarkers simultaneously.

Biosensors for COVID-19

Scientists have created a new way to detect the proteins that make up the pandemic coronavirus, as well as antibodies against it.

Do antibiotics reach bacteria hiding in tissues?

Scientists have developed a new imaging method to see where antibiotics have reached bacteria within tissues.

Delighting in the negative

Sarah May, Deputy Chief Executive of the IBMS, wonders at our apparent inability to celebrate success.

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.

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