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Caught in the long grass

Added: 19 Feb 2020

Forensic botany, the use of plants as evidence in serious crime cases, is a little-known specialist…

Bird flight secret offers aircraft design breakthrough

Added: 18 Feb 2020

A team of scientists and engineers have gained new insight in the aerodynamics of gliding birds – s…

The new frontline

Added: 13 Feb 2020

Using big data analysis and knowledge networks is the new frontier in combating infectious disease …

A certain ratio

Added: 27 Jan 2020

Has CRISPR just given us the ability to change the sex ratio in mammals? Dermot Martin reports on n…

Getting into the lab, via the stomach

Added: 26 Jan 2020

Of all the incentives lab supply companies have in their arsenal – there is one guaranteed way they…

More for less

Added: 17 Jan 2020

From monitoring cow burps to novel herbicides, cutting-edge agricultural science not only aims to f…

An ode to imagination

Added: 15 Jan 2020

Frustrated by siloed science, Dr Jennifer Rohn bemoans the lack of cross-disciplinary imagination t…

Solidified dopamine

Added: 14 Jan 2020

This mesmerizing image was captured using polarized light, giving little droplets of solidified dop…

Can we afford to cure the incurable?

Added: 14 Jan 2020

Putting us on the very cusp of a medical revolution – gene therapy could cure the incurable. But as…

Molecular clues to long-term memory storage

Added: 14 Jan 2020

A new study could shed light on the molecular changes behind the memory storage process – specifica…

NHS must research more for patient safety

Added: 8 Jan 2020

A New report from The Academy of Medical Sciences suggests that patient care is in jeopardy because…

How to make Christmas cake with ingredients from lab supply companies

Added: 23 Dec 2019

So, it is the festive period once again and you are trapped in the lab – but fear not, Dr Matthew P…

Game Theory: Phylo

Added: 20 Dec 2019

Games have never been more popular and in their column Dr Louise Robinson and Dr Ian Turner take us…

Time to be selective

Added: 15 Dec 2019

As the AMR crisis looms large, we would do well to look beyond classic drug targets says Dr Thomas …

The hidden power of mathematics

Added: 12 Dec 2019

As she gets set to tread the boards for the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, Dr Hannah Fry tal…

New crop antibiotics – without damaging the environment

Added: 9 Dec 2019

UK scientists think they have a new way to protect crops from a widespread and devastating bacteria…

Bioimaging collaboration takes on viral disease

Added: 9 Dec 2019

A new institute collaboration will allow scientists to study viral diseases in greater detail.

Quantum physics AI speeds up drug discovery

Added: 9 Dec 2019

An international collaboration has seen a team using Artificial Intelligence normally used to predi…

Moving from push to pull

Added: 9 Dec 2019

Nothing less than an entirely new model of drug development is needed if we are to create new antib…

A very positive destruction

Added: 2 Dec 2019

Totally eradicating disease is a very rare thing indeed and requires, among other things, global co…