Microbiology & Virology

Airborne sars-cov-2 in hospitals

From Spring 2020 to Spring 2021, researchers at Lund University took many measurements in hospital environments, primarily at different COVID-19 wards at Skåne University Hospital in Lund and Malmö, with the aim to obtain more knowledge about how COVID-19 is spread.

Flu and cardiac complications

Researchers have shown for the first time in mice that heart problems associated with flu are not caused by raging inflammation in the lungs, as has long been predicted.

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.

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.

Altered images

Scanning technology has identified hidden abnormalities in the lungs of long COVID patients.


Signs of inflammation in the blood can reliably predict and identify severe depression in pregnancy, reports a new study.