Microbiology & Virology

IBMS research grants 2022

The four recipients of IBMS research grants in 2022 explain their projects and the impact they hope their work will have.

Navigating diagnostics: Will testing leave the lab and move to the community

On the back of a new report on the future of diagnostics, we look at whether lab services are likely to be moved out into the community.

How stealthy HIV evades drugs and immunity

An immune response that likely evolved to help fight infections appears to be the mechanism that drives human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) into a latent state, researchers at Duke Health in the US report.

Tech news: December 2022

This month's top tech news stories

Bone marrow organoids

Scientists from the University of Oxford and the University of Birmingham have made the first bone marrow “organoids” that capture the key features of human bone marrow.

Detecting of SARS CoV-2 in wastewater

A team of Japanese scientists have developed a simple, rapid, highly sensitive method for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater.

Data-driven learning health systems

Researchers are calling on policymakers to support the use of data-driven learning health systems to deliver a step change in the NHS’s ability to improve patient care.  

Skin susceptibility to diseases

Research from UC Davis Health explores how differences in skin composition may lead to dermatological conditions, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.

UKAS andrology accreditation

Dave Sanders, John Ringrow and Al Bryant from UKAS give an update on the examination and processing of human semen.

Covid and neurological risk

Professor Paul Harrison discusses his cutting-edge research into COVID and risk of dementia, brain fog and psychosis.