Microbiology & Virology

My lab: clinical diagnostic parasitology

Unit Manager Jayne Jones gives a guided tour of her laboratory at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Point-of-care testing and the new ISO 15189:2022

David Ricketts, Alyson Bryant and Sarah Glover look at accreditation and point-of-care testing.

Automated medical imaging for schistosomiasis diagnosis

Schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease affecting millions worldwide, poses a significant public health and economic burden, particularly in impoverished regions.

Lessons learned from the pandemic

IBMS Chief Executive David Wells was NHS England’s Head of Pathology when COVID struck. He explains what lessons he learned and how they can help the profession. We then hear from a range of IBMS members and scientists on their biggest lessons and takeaways from the pandemic.

Should we be worried about the global spread of malaria?

This month we ask

Earlier this year, five people caught malaria in the US for the first time since 2003 – should we be worried about a global spread of the disease?

Tech news: August 2023

This month's top tech news stories

Tackling viruses with pandemic potential

Researchers have shed light on how a highly infectious virus, which has recently transferred from animals to people, is able to enter human cells.

The big question: The next pandemic

This month we ask: “After COVID, what should we be doing to prepare for the next pandemic?”

Leishmania parasite manipulates organism’s defence

Brazilian researchers have demonstrated protozoans of the genus Leishmania that cause leishmaniasis manipulate a protein that plays an essential role in the organism’s defence in order to continue to replicate, preventing the body from vanquishing the disease.

Long-term exposure to air pollution and severe covid-19

A long history of exposure to air pollution is associated with a higher risk of developing severe disease, admission to hospital or an intensive care unit (ICU) and death by COVID‑19, new research indicates.