Cytopathology

Diffuse optics for diagnosticsDiffuse optics for diagnostics

Among the optics-based tools used in diagnostics, diffuse optics (DO) is rapidly emerging as one of the most attractive technologies.

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.

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

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

Four days in March: An advisory view of congress

With Congress fast approaching, Brian Nation, IBMS Editorial Specialist Advisor, looks at a few programme highlights of the forthcoming biennial event at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham next March.

Decreased testing could lead to STI surge

Screening and testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the US decreased by 63% for men and 59% for women during the early months of the pandemic.

Rise of the resistance

Kip Heath, Lead Healthcare Scientist, Public Engagement Lead and stand-up comedian, introduces a project to raise public awareness of antimicrobial resistance.

My lab: a whole new approach to assessment

Leslie Ramos, Cellular Pathology Quality Manager, gives a guided tour of her lab and talks through a recent virtual UKAS assessment.

Sponge on a string pill

A “sponge on a string” pill test can identify 10 times more people with Barrett’s oesophagus than the usual GP route, finds new research.

Here to help: New cytology portfolios

This month we are outlining a new launch to better support the training and development of the biomedical scientist workforce.

"Disasters lead to reductions in cancer screening"

Cervical cancer screening rates in Japan were significantly affected in the years following the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011.

Cervical screening in Moldova

Lead Biomedical Scientist and British Association for Cytopathology Executive Committee Member Hedley Glencross introduces a project to improve the outdated cervical screening programme in the Republic of Moldova.

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