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Make your own gallbladder. Of course.

Today marks the start of National Science and Engineering Week, and Healthcare Science Week [pdf]. There are many events running up and down the country, and I’m volunteering this coming Wednesday at the 11th Annual Schools Science Conference, which is being held at The Royal College Of Pathologists in London. As part of this event, … Continue reading

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2014

Today marks the start of the 8th annual Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, which is a campaign led by the European Cervical Cancer Association (ECCA). In 2011, in the UK alone, 970 women died from cervical cancer, which equates to more than 2 deaths every day.  That is a tragically high number given the fact that … Continue reading

Congress Poster Girl

The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) Congress is a three-day conference that is held biennially in the Birmingham ICC, and hosted by the IBMS.  The conference is filled with fascinating lectures that cater for a number if biomedical disciplines, there are short paper presentations, workshop groups, poster competitions, trade stands (with bundles of enticing free … Continue reading

A smartphone gadget for micro- and tele-scopes

Taking photos down the microscope with a smartphone can be tricky.  You have to carefully line up the camera lens with the surprisingly small and wobbly ray of light that bursts from the eyepiece.  You then have to keep very still while you press the focus and shutter button, otherwise you risk having to start … Continue reading

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Della Thomas

Della Thomas

Hello, my name is Della and I'm a Specialist Scientific Lead in histological dissection working for the NHS in England.

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