Microbiology & Virology

New “fast, accurate” COVID sensor developed

A COVID-19 sensor developed at Johns Hopkins University could revolutionise virus testing.

Tech news: May 2022

This month's top tech news stories

Lighthouse lab closures

David Wells, Chief Executive of the IBMS, on the Lighthouse Laboratory legacy and the implications of their closure.

How to... implement an automated system

Higher Specialist Biomedical Scientist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Charlotte Atkin walks us through the process of implementing a new system in her laboratory.

Q&A: Awarded a PHD aged 69

At the age of 69, Ron Turner was awarded a PhD for his work on antimicrobial resistance. We hear about his experiences.

What happens now? The end of Covid testing

Following the government’s announcement that free COVID testing would end and restrictions would be lifted in England, we look at the implications.

Ultrasound chip improves cell stimulation and imaging

Ultrasound scans can be used to stimulate cells and direct cell function, claim Penn State researchers.

Antibacterial bioactive and microbial resistance

Infections linked to medical devices, such as catheters, dental implants, orthopaedics and wound dressings, could be dramatically reduced using a new technique.

COVID testing on wheels

Chief Biomedical Scientist Bamidele Farinre outlines a Mobile Processing Unit project to take COIVD testing out into the community.

Parkinson's disease

This is the eighth 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.