February 2024

My Lab: Flow cytometry laboratory

Jaxon Moran and Emily Jones give a guided tour of the Flow Cytometry Laboratory at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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International Childhood Cancer Day

International Childhood Cancer Day is a global campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer. In support, we are raising awareness of how and why labs get involved in Harvey’s Gang. Here’s Tamara Hanson’s story.

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Celebrating exams success in 2023

It is time to celebrate the success of more IBMS members. Below are those who passed IBMS exams last year.

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Running a succesful IBMS branch

IBMS Manchester Branch members Michelle Brereton, Chair, and Zonya Jeffrey, IBMS Council Member, share their experiences and advice on setting up and running a branch.

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Changing disciplines

Biomedical Scientist Danielle Byrne discusses her journey from cellular pathology to biochemistry and how and why she made the move.

Beware of the dog bite

Principal Biomedical Scientist Advanced Practitioner in Morphology Nicki Lawrence looks at three case studies of patients who were bitten by dogs and developed a Capnocytophaga canimorsus infection.

The impact of biomedical scientists on patient outcomes

Aimee Pinnington, Lecturer in Biomedical Science at Keele University, outlines the results of her study on the education, training and development pathways shaping the workforce to improve patient care.

Building pathology’s future

Pathology services in Dorset have been through significant transformations, including the new-build pathology hub on the Bournemouth site. Director for One Dorset Pathology Stephen Harding talks us through the journey.

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The Big Question: Modernising Scientific Careers

This month we ask: Modernising Scientific Careers was hoped to address skills shortages by standardising education and training pathways. How successful in this do you think it has been?

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What can toenails tell us about cancer?

Professor Lesley Anderson talks through her research, which it is hoped will reveal the causes of myeloproliferative neoplasms by examining toenails.