Personalised vaccines: A pioneering new immunotherapy

A look at the international trial of the world’s first personalised mRNA cancer immunotherapy for melanoma and its potential translation to other cancers and diseases.

Education: a unified approach

Dr Donna Johnson, Course Director for Postgraduate Biomedical Sciences at Leeds Beckett University, argues that we need to move away from the old model of education that separates subdisciplines.

ISO 15189:2022: A transition update from UKAS

Al Bryant, Healthcare Accreditation Specialist at UKAS, and Alison Benson, Senior Assessment Manager at UKAS, with the latest.

Improving transfusion with training

Ruth Evans and Laura Eastwood from NHS Blood and Transplant discuss virtual reality training for blood transfusion testing.

Casestudy acquired protein s deficiency

Healthcare Science Section Lead in Haematology and Haemostasis Michelle Bolam presents a case study in which a two-year-old presented with an unprovoked extensive deep vein thrombosis.

Beyond SARS-COV-2

Dr Jennifer Cane, a Postdoctoral Research Assistant, asks what sequencing respiratory viruses can tell us.

Acute leukaemia: how should we investigate?

Following technical advances over recent years, Professor of Diagnostic Haematology Barbara J Bain looks at investigating suspected acute leukaemia.

The big question: Selling continuous glucose monitors to the healthy

Biotech companies have started marketing continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) to people without diabetes. It is claimed that maintaining a consistent blood sugar level can enhance health and help with weight loss. However, there are concerns that as opposed to helping people maintain better health, the data could be misunderstood and it may lead to an increase in the worried well.

Microbiology: Rapid diagnostics, warts and all

David Westrip, Deputy Chair of the British Society for Microbial Technology, outlines some of the key themes from the upcoming BSMT 39th Annual Microbiology Conference.

Why become a UKAS Technical Assessor?

UKAS Healthcare Accreditation Specialist Alyson Bryant gives an insight into what being a Technical Assessor involves.

Voyage through the colon: The rise of non-invasive diagnostics

Non-invasive testing has come a long way over recent decades. Here we look at a pioneering colon capsule endoscopy project that is underway and cast an eye over the history of this growing field.