Microbiology & Virology

Biomedical scientists honoured

Two biomedical scientists who are IBMS members were acknowledged in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year:

IBMS President presents to MPs

IBMS President Allan Wilson gave evidence at a COVID-19 hearing to a select committee of MPs and Members of the Lords in October.

"Trust and inequality fuelling COVID-19 spread"

Trust in public institutions is linked to fewer COVID-19 deaths – however, trust and belonging to groups is associated with more deaths.

Medical eponyms (part 2): Aloysius Alzheimer

This is the second of selected short biographies of persons whose names are directly used for diseases, conditions, syndromes or tests familiar to those working in clinical pathology laboratories.

The great big biomedical lockdown quiz (part 3)

The third instalment of our biomedical science quiz. This time, we have a picture round and eight questions relating to ultrastructure, compiled by Catherine Griffiths, an Electron Microscopist from the Biomedical Imaging Unit at University Hospital Southampton.

Triad of molecules for COVID-19

Professor of immunobiology Adrian Hayday explains how three molecules could be used to predict deterioration in patients with COVID-19.

Hong Kong flu

The Hong Kong flu outbreak of 1968-70 claimed over one million lives worldwide. Retired GP Elizabeth Clyde reflects on her first-hand experiences from this widely forgotten pandemic.

Tech news: October 2020

This month's top tech news stories

Patient zero discovered?

A person on a poorly ventilated Chinese bus infected nearly two dozen other passengers with coronavirus and may be patient zero, it is claimed.

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