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The peer-reviewed British Journal of Biomedical Science is now predominantly an electronic publication. Although limited quarterly printed circulation will continue, accepted articles appear online at the earliest opportunity (Epub ahead of print). The most recent examples can be found in the list below; however, archival searching, including by year, volume and issue, may be performed using the facility in the column on the right of the screen.

Original Articles

Helicobacter pylori: correlation of the virulence marker iceA allele with clinical outcome in a high prevalence area
J Yakoob, Z Abbas, R Khan, SA Salim, A Abrar, S Awan, Z Ahmad

25-hydroxy vitamin D and ischaemia-modified albumin levels in psoriasis and their association with disease severity
L Chandrashekar, GR Krishna Kumari, M Rajappa, G Revathy, M Munisamy, DM Thappa

Pan-cytokeratin markers for rapid frozen section immunocytochemistry from head and facial Mohs cases of basal cell carcinoma: a comparison and evaluation to determine the marker of choice
GE Orchard, K Wojcik, F Shams, E Georgaki, CJ Quaye, P Fernando, J Torres, F Ismail, M. Shams

The lipaemic index: clinical observations
L Cobbold, MA Crook

Emergence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an Iranian referral paediatric hospital
S Mamishi, S Mahmoudi, A Bahador, H Matini, Z Movahedi, RH Sadeghi, B Pourakbari

Investigation of ERG11 gene expression among fluconazole-resistant Candida albicans: first report from an Iranian referral paediatric hospital
M Teymuri, S Mamishi, B Pourakbari, S Mahmoudi, MT Ashtiani, RH Sadeghi, MH Yadegari

Sebia Capillarys 2 versus the Helena Biosciences V8 capillary electrophoresis analyser for carbohydrate-deficient transferrin measurement: comparison and analytical evaluation
T Woolley, P Allen, L Fitzgerald, L Izzard, E Rutter

Formation of a carbapenemase resistance detection algorithm for use in the routine laboratory
N Boran, B Vivian, C Logan, J Grogan

Chromosomal ampC mutations in cefpodoxime-resistant, ESBL-negative uropathogenic Escherichia coli
JA Lewis, PCL Moore, DL Arnold, LM Lawrance

RT-Bst: an integrated approach for reverse transcription and enrichment of cDNA from viral RNA
MS Kabir, MO Clements, PT Kimmitt

MS Kabir, MO Clements, PT Kimmitt

In Brief

Investigation into the misidentification of Hazard Group 3 gastrointestinal pathogens and associated health and safety risks
S Connell, M Chattaway, D Powell, C Jenkins, K Grant, E De Pinna, G Godbole

Stem cells as a novel therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
PJA Moore

Urease production as a marker of virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
RS Bradbury, DW Reid, AC Champion

Cilostazol and blood viscoelasticity in homozygous sickle cell disease
DA Lester, AA Richards, NO Younger-Coleman, DJ Pepple

Observations on the variation in volumes of self-collected oral fluid samples submitted for HIV antibody detection
S Mortlock, F McLean, E Jones, S Willis

Vitamin D immunoassay systems: a comparison
R Dafterdar, M Al-Fayoumi, S Saadeddin, R Khan, A Alothaim, R Hasanato, A Al-Shangiti, H Fakhoury, W Tamini

Diagnosis of latent tuberculosis in individuals with recent exposure: tuberculin skin test versus interferon-g release assay
M Reza Shokrollahi, S Noorbaksh, L Nasehi, Z Movahedi

Misidentification of Providencia stuartii as Serratia fonticola by Vitek 2
JT Lam, TK Ng

Detection of the prodigiosin biosynthesis protein (pigC) from Serratia marcescens: development of a novel PCR assay
E Tasaki, T Nakajima, BC Millar, CE Goldsmith, WA Coulter, M Matsuda, JS Elborn, JE Moore

Haptoglobin 2-2 phenotype is associated with decreased serum iron levels in end-stage renal disease patients resistant to rhEPO therapy
F Martins, C Catarino, P Rocha-Pereira, F Reis, M Sameiro-Faria, V Miranda, L Belo, E Bronze-Da-Rocha, E Costa, A Santos-Silva

Book Reviews

The Protein Folding Problem and its Solutions
C A Smith

Medical Microbiology
T Hartford

Identification of Pathogenic Fungi
M K Zubko

Human Physiology
M Hayes

Platelets
N. Dempsey-Hibbert

Microbiology Nuts & Bolts: Key Concepts of Microbiology and Infection
O Rahama/C Walsh

Human Parasitology
G Hide

Leadership in Health and Social Care
J Davis

Thrive in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
M Carroll

Extreme Tissue Engineering: Concepts and Strategies for Tissue Fabrication
K Andrews

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