Microbiology & Virology

A dark winter ahead?

The NHS faces a tough winter. Already under pressure from the backlog of cases that built up during the pandemic, the spectre of a COVID resurgence, along with the usual seasonal flu, threatens to overwhelm services.

Diagnosing children’s cancer in the pandemic

A study of cancer in children and young adults in England has found that fewer patients were diagnosed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Natural killer cells vs. macrophages

New knowledge about naturally acquired malaria immunity may improve vaccines, it is claimed.

A time for reflection

David Wells looks back over his first six months as Chief Executive of the IBMS.

June Almeida: virus imaging pioneer

Beginning her career as a junior hospital technician, Dr June Almeida completed it as a world-renowned virologist whose techniques revolutionised diagnostic electron microscopy. She was also the first person to see a human coronavirus. Here we look back over her life.

Tech news: November

This month's top tech news stories

Long Covid – first evidence of inflammatory micro clots

New research indicates that an overload of various inflammatory molecules “trapped” inside insoluble microscopic blood clots could be the cause of some of the lingering symptoms of long COVID.

Product regulation

Steve Lee from the Association of British HealthTech Industries looks at the potential impact on medical laboratory services.

Immunity after Covid

There has been uncertainty about how long immunity lasts after someone who is unvaccinated is infected with SARS-CoV-2.

IBMS grants research roundup

Cecilia Grimaldi talks to three previous recipients of IBMS research grants to hear about their projects, how the funding has supported their research, and what they plan to do next.

Medical eponyms pt 6: Duchenne muscular dystrophy

This is the sixth 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.

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