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Lawmakers called to protect biomedical science from false claims

Added: 5 Jun 2020

Great Medical Promises Threatened by Booming Miracle Cures and Undue Pressure to Gain Fast-Track Ap…

GSK partners CRISPR discoverer to develop rapid COVID-19 test

Added: 5 Jun 2020

Gene editor turns gene detective: Dermot Martin investigates a successful COVID-19 test development…

Researchers uncover a world of life on the back of a turtle

Added: 4 Jun 2020

Much to the delight of all Hindu’s and fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, researchers have…

New MIT protein production protocol will speed up drug delivery

Added: 1 Jun 2020

MIT chemists have developed a protocol to rapidly produce protein chains up to 164 amino acids long…

Plastic-eating superworms host biodegrading gut bacteria

Added: 29 May 2020

Resembling giant mealworms, superworms (Zophobas atratus) are beetle larvae that are often sold in …

A roadmap for effective treatment of COVID-19

Added: 29 May 2020

Due to the devastating worldwide impact of COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, th…

Illegal wildlife trading threatens all creatures great and small

Added: 29 May 2020

Besides being a major threat to biodiversity, the wildlife trade can be a cause of global public he…

How to fast without having to fast

Added: 28 May 2020

As modern lifestyles and high calorie diets drive the UK's obesity levels up, researchers from the …

Tracking the physics of biological cells using nanodevices (video)

Added: 28 May 2020

For the first time, scientists have introduced minuscule tracking devices directly into the interio…

Photoactivated enzymatic oxygen transfer

Added: 28 May 2020

Researchers at the Universities of Münster (Germany) and Pavia (Italy) have now identified an enzym…

Biohybrid organic battery combines nanocomposite and bacteria

Added: 27 May 2020

Scientists from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a programmable, biohybrid ma…

Listen to the song of the Arctic unicorn (video)

Added: 27 May 2020

With the help of Inuit hunters, geophysicists recently recorded the various calls, buzzes, clicks a…

Rats recognise rhythm

Added: 27 May 2020

Musical rhythm has very deep evolutionary roots and is present in some animals, according to a stud…

DIY reagents for COVID-19 testing

Sarah Lawton | Added: 20 May 2020

Researchers in Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick have developed a way to create s…

Return to work safely: Managing transmission in transport hubs

Sarah Lawton | Added: 18 May 2020

Aerosol specialists – ANCON Medical – discuss innovation that could detect COVID-19 in high traffic…

Return to work safely: Environmental surface swabbing

Sarah Lawton | Added: 18 May 2020

In light of the UK government’s request for employers to enable staff to safely return to work wher…

Rothamsted turn to harvesting coronavirus data

Sarah Lawton | Added: 13 May 2020

A group of researchers based at Rothamsted Research, one of the oldest agricultural research instit…

AI to map impact of COVID-19 on the heart

Sarah Lawton | Added: 12 May 2020

A joint UK-US research team is applying a pioneering artificial intelligence system to map how the …

WIN: A Tale of Seven Scientists

Sarah Lawton | Added: 11 May 2020

And a new philosophy of science
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What’s your poison?

Sarah Lawton | Added: 11 May 2020

Why are so many drugs derived from natural sources on the market to treat human disease? Venom-mast…