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Genomics study reveals ancient Arabian populations played a greater role in early human migration

Added: 25 Oct 2021

Researchers in Qatar have unveiled a high-resolution map of the genetic structure of Arab and Middl…

Scientists uncover a gene involved in sexual conflict in fruit flies

Added: 22 Oct 2021

Sexual conflict in fruit flies is governed by specifically wired neurons in the brain which have be…

Shape-shifting worm blob model could inspire future robot swarms

Added: 26 Oct 2021

Lumbriculus variegatus blackworms can aggregate into ‘blobs’ capable of collective movement. Resear…

New mechanism that regulates the spread of breast cancer discovered

Added: 22 Oct 2021

A research group at the University of Turku, Finland, has discovered a completely new mechanism tha…

Pandemic accelerates automation in the lab sector

Added: 15 Oct 2021

Laboratories are just one of the many businesses that were forced to adapt operations because of th…

Wheat field trial heralds UK acceptance of gene edited crops

Added: 13 Oct 2021

Post Brexit, the UK is free to make its own decisions around genetic editing of food crops based on…

Four challenges to overcome for AI to thrive in medical imaging

Added: 20 Oct 2021

With increased digitisation in medical clinics, comes increased reliance on AI-enabled tools to mor…

At last digital transformation is embraced by the healthcare industry

Added: 18 Oct 2021

The future of healthcare that we envision in 2040 will be a world apart from the current status quo…

Adapting to growth in medical cannabis market

Added: 12 Oct 2021

In July 2021, proposals to liberalise the medicinal cannabis sector were put forward by UK governme…

Monitoring dust collection in Pharma manufacturing is easier with IoT

Added: 13 Oct 2021

Pharmaceutical companies must continually monitor and manage dust levels in facilities. Here, Emily…

Understanding powder flow in materials testing

Added: 14 Oct 2021

Tapped density methods are a popular choice for assessing powder flow in materials laboratory testi…

Anticipating the smart laboratory

Added: 8 Oct 2021

Environments impact our behaviours and interactions with one another, and Nick Jones believes the s…

How to ‘go all Google’ - feeding time at the local laboratory

Added: 7 Oct 2021

With absolutely no ulterior motives… Fox’s Party Ring fan, Dr Matthew Partridge discusses the not-s…

Trans-disciplinary approaches reveal important disease transmission dynamics

Added: 4 Oct 2021

New research reveals the complex multi-host-species and multi-parasite-species disease transmission…

Greening the lab: first net zero mass spectrometer launched

Added: 5 Oct 2021

As part of an initiative to permanently remove CO₂ emissions associated with the manufacture and su…

Algae – a novel solution to the climate crisis?

Added: 29 Sep 2021

By 2050, the world will need to produce 70% more food than in 2005, and will need 50% more fresh wa…

Inclusion and diversity given greater prominence in RSC prize reforms

Added: 29 Sep 2021

Efforts to make science a more inclusive and diverse place to learn and work are to be given annual…

Dinosaur domination resulted from volcano-driven climate change

Added: 27 Sep 2021

The rise of dinosaurs coincided with environmental changes driven by major volcanic eruptions over …

New potential factor contributing to severity of COVID-19 identified

Added: 27 Sep 2021

Researchers have found that the so-called 'do not eat me', virus-induced signal protein, CD47, may …

Fitness beats weight loss for obesity-related health conditions

Added: 22 Sep 2021

New research finds that increasing physical activity and improving fitness appear to be superior to…