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Machine learning to predict demand

Added: 14 May 2021

The impact of non-scientific demand forecasting can be significant for perishable consumables used …

COVID-19: Testing times for laboratories

Added: 7 May 2021

Following what may have felt like a slow uptake of voluntary third-party laboratory testing support…

How to keep your research on target

Added: 30 Apr 2021

Is a lack of focus baffling your team? Dr Matthew Partridge recommends setting research goals and s…

COVID lessons to be learned across the cross-channel cultural divide

Added: 29 Apr 2021

Has the cross-channel cultural divide impacted Covid outcomes? Bringing a unique perspective on the…

Declining work-life balance for scientific researchers, survey finds

Added: 27 Apr 2021

Reseachers are generally known for their dedication and the percieved norm is that many work for pa…

Delving deeper into AI and blockchain for healthcare and life sciences

Added: 16 Apr 2021

We are all becoming used to hearing about AI and blockchain, two technology trends that go hand in …

What should the new Advanced Research & Invention Agency look like?

Added: 15 Apr 2021

Following the announcement of the proposed launch of the new Advanced Research & Invention Agency (…

Scientists urge swift action to prepare for next pandemic: calls for an Advanced Information System

Added: 7 Apr 2021

An international team of researchers led by Wladek Minor, a University of Virginia School of Medici…

Research points to a green energy system sooner than we'd hoped!

Added: 1 Apr 2021

Research shows solar photovoltaics are already cheaper, more innovative, and more integrated into t…

Ensuring quality through accreditation in our Lighthouse Labs: IBMS response to BBC Panorama

Added: 31 Mar 2021

Following the BBC Panorama’s undercover investigation into a COVID-19 lighthouse laboratory, the In…

Jordan's water crisis should be a warning for the world

Added: 31 Mar 2021

It is very easy to take tap water for granted. But sobering predictions of recent research around J…

COVID waste is killing animals - how to pick COVID PPE litter safely

Added: 26 Mar 2021

How many times have you stepped over someone else's lost or discarded facemask crushed in the dirt …

Positive 'tipping points' offer hope for climate

Added: 22 Mar 2021

Climate change mitigation is forever a balancing act. Environmental experts are beginning to unveil…

Keeping the Pharmaceutical industry mobile and secure

Added: 22 Mar 2021

There is nothing more heinous than those who take advantage of a national emergency, but it happens…

Towards 'Zero Leprosy' - model shows 40 million people need preventive treatment

Added: 5 Mar 2021

As the world considers strategies towards 'Zero COVID', research specialists also continue to work …

Pandemic prevention: how to fireproof our future - #PandemicsReport

Added: 25 Feb 2021

As we embrace 2021 and the opportunity for a fresh perspective, Matthew Partridge reviews the indep…

UK gov to launch Advanced Research & Invention Agency (ARIA)

Added: 23 Feb 2021

As part of its plans to cement the UK’s position as a global science superpower and build back bett…

UK's Global Talent Visa supports mobility of scientists and researchers

Added: 22 Feb 2021

Are you a researcher or a scientist seeking a fast route into the UK post Brexit? There's still tim…

“Let’s not wait another 100 years to collaborate” appeals President of The Pistoia Alliance

Added: 16 Feb 2021

The breakthroughs in vaccine development that have been achieved in just ten months clearly demonst…

We can be Zero! Time for a strategic change to combat virus variants?

Added: 8 Feb 2021

As we emerge from the devasting second wave of the virus, there is a growing feeling among some vir…