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E. coli K-12 turns 100 this year

While not your most obvious candidate for centenary celebrations, Brittany Niccum explains why we should commemorate the isolation of E. coli K-12 strain – arguably one of the most thoroughly studied…

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Innovation in digital imaging is essential for the modern lab

Technological advances mean switching from microscopes to digital alternatives can be achieved without sacrificing image quality. And, says Gina Zini, this allows better quality screening and clinica…


The promise of COVID-19 surveillance through wastewater testing

Pandemic modelling data can be gathered through mass testing by monitoring viral RNA levels in wastewater. Dr Han Wei explains how sewer sample surveillance could potentially offer an early warning r…

Focal Point

Nature’s Bricks and Mortar

This image shows the internal structure of a blood clot.