Wastewater disease monitoring

What can we learn from analysing wastewater and what potential roles could the surveillance method play in the future? We look at the issues.

The big question: Should specialist biomedical scientists be redefined?

This month we ask “Should specialist biomedical scientists be redefined?”

Crucial collaboration

Understanding how the health of humans and animals is connected provides vital understanding of viruses. Professor Nicola Lewis, the new Director of the Worldwide Influenza Centre, highlights her priorities in the role.

Point-of-care testing: testing an IBMS certificate of expert practice

Nicky Hollowood and Lee Peters, module tutors for the IBMS Point-of-care testing Certificate of Expert Practice, outline the benefits of the qualification.

Clinical andrology: overcoming barriers, improving outcomes

Clinical Scientist and Andrology Service Lead Stuart Long on the impact that taking on a patient-facing role can have.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Lead Council Representative Tahmina Hussain and Supporting Council Member Colin Mudd give an update on the newly formed IBMS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, after which we meet the new members.

Myasthenia gravisa: A personal journey

Rashmi Rungta gives an insight into her life with myasthenia gravis – a rare long-term condition that causes muscle weakness.

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Lecturer in Biomedical Science at the University of Salford Tahmina Hussain looks at leukaemia and presents a case study.

Trending: Biomedical Science Day

A round-up of all the activity on the sixth annual Biomedical Science Day.

On the night shift

Senior Lecturer Sheri Scott with practical advice for employers and employees on how to best manage mental and physical health while undertaking shift work.

The new standard: ISO 15189: An introduction

ISO 15189:2012 has undergone a review by the international community over the last few years. With its publication nearly here, we look at the standard.