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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 …

COVID-19 may impact fight-or-flight response in young adults

Added: 9 Aug 2021

New collaborative research using microneurography suggests COVID-19 may alter the fight-or-flight r…

Get ready for Lab Awards 2021

Added: 9 Aug 2021

Brand new in 2021, the Lab Awards will be taking place at the ICC in Birmingham on the evening of N…

Visitor registration has now opened for CHEMUK 2021

Added: 5 Aug 2021

Visitor registration has now opened for CHEMUK 2021, the UK chemical industries national expo, bein…

All eyes on Lab Innovations 2021

Added: 5 Aug 2021

At Lab Innovations, the UK’s largest trade exhibition for the laboratory industry, professionals, s…

Fruit compound may have potential to prevent and treat Parkinson's disease

Added: 2 Aug 2021

Researchers have added to evidence that the compound farnesol, found naturally in herbs, and berrie…

Are all mammals just copy cats? Felines to play a key role in human genetics

Added: 30 Jul 2021

The feline genome is ordered similarly to humans according to one veterinary medicine expert. So, c…

Gene variant discovery could help treat Alzheimer's and other degenerative brain disorders

Added: 29 Jul 2021

New research suggests early changes in brain metabolism may explain the neurodegeneration suffered …

New shape-changing materials brings soft robotics to life

Added: 23 Jul 2021

Imagine opening up a book of nature photos only to see a kaleidoscope of graceful butterflies flutt…

One drug to treat them all: towards a 'master' coronavirus treatment

Added: 22 Jul 2021

Researchers seek and find that precious drug-binding pocket that is so essential to the coronavirus…

Wearable brain-machine interface turns intentions into actions

Added: 22 Jul 2021

A new wearable brain-machine interface (BMI) system could improve the quality of life for people wi…

Imaging technique could become treatment for deep vein thrombosis

Added: 19 Jul 2021

Engineering researchers who set out to develop technology capable of localising and imaging blood c…

Demystifying plant biostimulants for selection based on crop growing goals

Added: 16 Jul 2021

Plant biostimulants have now been categorised by into eight classes based on their modes of action.…

Unlocking the value of data in Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN)

Added: 16 Jul 2021

Pharma companies, personnel involved in data standards, and ELN (electronic notebook) vendors are b…

New report recommends antibody testing within the Covid-19 vaccination programme

Added: 8 Jul 2021

Antibody testing can be used to identify the minority of people who have a sub-optimal response to …

Real milk, real cheese - no cows required

Added: 8 Jul 2021

Will 'animal-free' AI driven processing replace 'plant-based' dairy products? An Israeli start-up i…

Breakthrough for tracking RNA with fluorescence

Added: 7 Jul 2021

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in developing a method to …

Tissue autografting turns pulp fiction into pulp reality

Added: 6 Jul 2021

One of the most challenging medical conditions is serious loss of tissue. Unlike certain animals, h…

Researchers reduce severity of sleep apnoea by at least 30 per cent

Added: 5 Jul 2021

Imagine waking up a hundred times every night not being able to breathe! Believe it or not, data su…