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How can mental health professionals open their minds to psychosis?

Added: 27 May 2022

Effective clinical care for patients with psychosis means understanding the ‘lived experience’ of t…

Our lifestyles are key contributors to river pollution – social prescribing can help

Added: 25 May 2022

A new study demonstrates the significant environmental impact of harmful chemical and biological ag…

Meet the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy

Added: 23 May 2022

Scientists have captured humanity’s first look at the supermassive black hole, called Sagittarius A…

How to minimise the risk of cross-contamination in laboratories

Added: 26 May 2022

Cross-contamination is a major concern for any laboratory and can lead to false and inaccurate resu…

Which three extinct animals would you invite to dinner?

Added: 24 May 2022

Considering de-extinction, iterative evolution, re-evolution and the Elvis taxon, Russ Swan muses o…

Identifying and reducing day-to-day stress in laboratories

Added: 19 May 2022

A busy laboratory can be a stressful working environment, especially if there is a backlog of sampl…

E. coli K-12 turns 100 this year

Added: 17 May 2022

While not your most obvious candidate for centenary celebrations, Brittany Niccum explains why we s…

Industry 4.0 for UK chem labs

Added: 10 May 2022

In advance of her talk as part of the Lab News hosted session at CHEMUK 2022, Iwona Kandpal looks a…

Winning collaboration for LIMS implementation

Added: 11 May 2022

Under pressure to safeguard its incoming student body from COVID-19, The University of Nottingham n…

When more knowledge does not equal more complexity

Added: 9 May 2022

In a world saturated with information, Dr Diane Turner discusses how more in-depth learning about a…

Saving the vaquita porpoise from extinction

Added: 5 May 2022

Only ten vaquita porpoises survive, but the species may not be doomed, scientists say. If they can …

Scientists announce comprehensive regional diagnostic of microbial ocean life using DNA testing

Added: 4 May 2022

Scientists announce comprehensive regional diagnostic of microbial ocean life using DNA testing. La…

Scientists identify the most extreme heatwaves ever recorded globally

Added: 4 May 2022

A new study has revealed the most intense heatwaves ever across the world – and remarkably some of …

Reducing microbiological growth in your lab

Added: 12 May 2022

Microbes are invisible to the naked eye. Every laboratory user carries a microbiome load of c.100 t…

Lab furniture design for health and hygiene

Added: 10 May 2022

Unlike cleanrooms, many laboratories aren’t ISO 14644 registered when it comes to air particle coun…

Are virtual audits sustainable post-pandemic?

Added: 5 May 2022

With a mindful eye on the low environmental impact offered by virtual audits, Kate Coleman investig…

Risk, rewards, and regulations for gene editing

Added: 3 May 2022

UK leading authority on the human genome, Professor Robin Lovell-Badge speaks with Dermot Martin on…

Pandemic a ‘missed opportunity’ to recruit specialists of the future

Added: 3 May 2022

Careers in laboratories must be “made more visible” to encourage more young people into the field a…

Augmented Reality helps people live with Parkinson's disease

Added: 29 Apr 2022

A collaborative partnership has developed the World's First pair of Parkinson’s Walking Glasses, a …

Improving contract lab efficiency and productivity through automation

Added: 29 Apr 2022

As demand for outsourced microbiological testing to assure the food value chain increases, contract…