November 2023

New vaccine against malaria

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended a new vaccine, R21/Matrix-M, for the prevention of malaria in children.

Self-sampling for asymptomatic mpox

A pilot study carried out in Catalonia to evaluate the self-collection of biological samples reveals the high acceptability of the proposal and the key role of diagnosis in people without symptoms of mpox.

The contribution of viral pathogens to sepsis

SARS-CoV-2 accounted for one in six cases of sepsis during the first 33 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the importance of viral sepsis, according to a new study.

Lipoproteins in the central nervous system

US scientists have created a method to detect lipoproteins in the central nervous system that they claim could give new insights into the workings of the brain.

Why didn’t people in the US get COVID-19 boosters?

More than 80% of the people in the US who were eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster last autumn did not have the jab.

Aggressive prostate cancer and mutations

An international research team has singled out mutations in 11 genes that are associated with aggressive prostate cancer.

Party conferences

IBMS Chief Executive David Wells on supporting our profession and patient outcomes at new levels.

My lab: collaborative andrology laboratory

Trainee Biomedical Scientist Binod Thapa gives a guided tour of the andrology department of North West London Pathology (NWLP).

IBMS support hubs

Sue Jones, IBMS Executive Head of Education, and Tahmina Hussain, IBMS Council member, discuss IBMS Support Hubs and provide feedback from members and plans for the future.

Transgender awareness

Abi Giles, a Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Biochemistry at Royal Bolton Hospital, looks at the transgender community and the issues it faces.

IBMS Awards open for entries

The inaugural Institute of Biomedical Science Awards are open for entries.