Microbiology & Virology

IBMS contributes to Parliamentary pandemic report

Following the IBMS evidence submission and President Allan Wilson’s presentation to an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) coronavirus inquiry, a parliamentary report has been published.

Do people trust vaccines?

With mass immunisation programmes now here, Dr Daisy Fancourt talks us through research that shows worrying levels of public suspicion around vaccines.

3D images of tumours in subcellular resolution

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have developed an imaging technique that allows simultaneous 3D visualisation of multiple tissue types, providing one of the most comprehensive views of conditions, such as cancer, to date.

Cell membranes in super resolution

Expansion microscopy (ExM) enables the imaging of cells and their components with a spatial resolution far below 200 nanometres.

Emerging from the rubble

Sarah May, Deputy Chief Executive of the IBMS, says the profession is finally recognised as a key element of delivering diagnostic services.

Rapid finger-prick test accuracy

The accuracy of a rapid finger-prick antibody test for SARS-CoV-2 may be considerably lower than previously suggested, finds a study published by The BMJ.

Protein that protects against Lyme Disease

Yale scientists have discovered a protein that helps protect hosts from infection with the tick-b

December tech news

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Cloth facemask that can be disinfected by the sun

Scientists have developed a special type of cotton facemask that kills up to 99.9999% of bacteria

Biomedical scientists honoured

Two biomedical scientists who are IBMS members were acknowledged in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year:

IBMS President presents to MPs

IBMS President Allan Wilson gave evidence at a COVID-19 hearing to a select committee of MPs and Members of the Lords in October.

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