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Tributes paid to neuroscientist Sir Colin Blakemore

Added: 3 Jul 2022

Scientists and academics have paid tribute to the late professor Sir Colin Blakemore, following his…

Polymers

Leading chemical and utility firms join RSC polymer sustainability task force

Added: 3 Jul 2022

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has announced four leading industry recruits have joined its S…

RSPB report criticises poor regulation of 150 pesticides

Added: 3 Jul 2022

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has attacked current risk assessments for chem…

Pistoia Alliance announces first female president

Added: 25 Jun 2022

Pistoia Alliance, the global body which promotes non-competitive R&D collaboration among leading li…

REF results hammer home the importance of UK university-business collaboration

Added: 1 Jun 2022

The results of the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) identify ‘world-leading’ and ‘interna…

Five-letter words for research: ‘trial’ and ‘error’

Added: 31 May 2022

You now have six attempts to guess the craze that has hooked Dr Matthew Partridge as he envisages 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The voice of the empowered patient is on the rise

Added: 22 Apr 2022

Industry experts agree that patient-centricity should be the overriding aim of global life science …

So... What is the point of physics? IOP is offering £1000 for the best answer!

Added: 7 Apr 2022

IoP launches a new challenge to get young people to see physics differently. With only one in ten p…

DOE support for scientists impacted by the war in Ukraine

Added: 6 Apr 2022

The ongoing war in Ukraine presents incredible, heartbreaking challenges to both the country and it…

How to ensure secure biological material transportation

Added: 6 Apr 2022

The correct transport of biological material is a major aspect of modern bio-legislation. Here, Den…

New 'levelling up' roadmap: review sets out three ways business can reduce health inequalities

Added: 5 Apr 2022

A major review of health inequities published on 4 April 2022, lays a roadmap for the role of indus…

UK Space Agency SPRINT funding to support business collaborations with devolved nations universities

Added: 5 Apr 2022

The national SPRINT (SPace Research and Innovation Network for Technology) business support program…