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Shape-shifting worm blob model could inspire future robot swarms

Added: 26 Oct 2021

Lumbriculus variegatus blackworms can aggregate into ‘blobs’ capable of collective movement. Resear…

Genomics study reveals ancient Arabian populations played a greater role in early human migration

Added: 25 Oct 2021

Researchers in Qatar have unveiled a high-resolution map of the genetic structure of Arab and Middl…

Scientists uncover a gene involved in sexual conflict in fruit flies

Added: 22 Oct 2021

Sexual conflict in fruit flies is governed by specifically wired neurons in the brain which have be…

New mechanism that regulates the spread of breast cancer discovered

Added: 22 Oct 2021

A research group at the University of Turku, Finland, has discovered a completely new mechanism tha…

Lab Innovations launches Lab Connect

Added: 6 Oct 2021

Lab Innovations has relaunched Lab Connect, an online networking portal to help exhibitors and visi…

Trans-disciplinary approaches reveal important disease transmission dynamics

Added: 4 Oct 2021

New research reveals the complex multi-host-species and multi-parasite-species disease transmission…

Inclusion and diversity given greater prominence in RSC prize reforms

Added: 29 Sep 2021

Efforts to make science a more inclusive and diverse place to learn and work are to be given annual…

Dinosaur domination resulted from volcano-driven climate change

Added: 27 Sep 2021

The rise of dinosaurs coincided with environmental changes driven by major volcanic eruptions over …

New potential factor contributing to severity of COVID-19 identified

Added: 27 Sep 2021

Researchers have found that the so-called 'do not eat me', virus-induced signal protein, CD47, may …

Fitness beats weight loss for obesity-related health conditions

Added: 22 Sep 2021

New research finds that increasing physical activity and improving fitness appear to be superior to…

European Parliament votes in favour of EU plan to replace animal experiments with cutting-edge science

Added: 20 Sep 2021

The European Parliament has embraced an historic opportunity to take animal suffering out of the eq…

Think Deep, See Deeper - Free virtual organoid conference

Added: 20 Sep 2021

Announcing a three-day virtual event highlighting new organoid imaging technologies, supporting eme…

Sustainable vertical farming meets personalised nutrition

Added: 13 Sep 2021

A new project is set to bring sustainable vertical farming and personalised nutrition into the home…

NHS takes steps to minimise impact of blood tube shortage

Added: 9 Sep 2021

The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) has delivered a clarification statement regarding the sh…

UK vaccination programme: More to be done!

Added: 9 Sep 2021

Think tanks calls for Government to continue momentum from COVID-19 vaccination programme as winter…

Registrations are open for November’s Lab Innovations

Added: 1 Sep 2021

Lab Innovations 2021, the UK’s only trade show for the laboratory industry, has opened visitor regi…

Scientists get second opinion from AI on tell-tale heart

Added: 26 Aug 2021

The single biggest global cause of death is heart disease. Changes in the electrical signals associ…

UK launches national antibody surveillance programme

Added: 25 Aug 2021

For the first time, UK Health Security Agency to launch UK-wide antibody surveillance programme for…

Food or sex? Fruit flies give insight into decision-making

Added: 17 Aug 2021

Individuals are likely to prioritise food over sex after being deprived of both, according to resea…

Study debunks myth that carnivores roam wild in absence of humans

Added: 13 Aug 2021

As people sheltered in place at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, sightings of wildlife in urban …