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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 …

Microbial lipoxygenases: a next target against antibiotic resistance?

Added: 15 Mar 2021

Russian researchers Georgy Kurakin, Anna Samoukina and Nadezhda Potapova use bioinformatics to unco…

Laboratory Management: Monitoring the cold chain

Added: 5 Mar 2021

With many COVID vaccines relying on ultra-low temperature storage, Matt Feeny explains why and how …

Resistance is rarely futile - reinvigorating the AMR ecosystem

Added: 5 Mar 2021

Might we defeat our oldest enemy in fighting one of the newest? Peter Jackson looks at how lessons …

Unleashing the power of digital image analysis

Added: 1 Mar 2021

The practice of image analysis has been evolving for years, but the UK’s lockdown has hit fast-forw…

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…

Excellent standards drive commercial demand in bioproduction

Added: 22 Feb 2021

Protein biochemist, Dr Bernd Gerhartz, tells the story of how he and his team established a new str…

4 ways technology is improving the healthcare supply chain

Added: 19 Feb 2021

During the past year, the healthcare supply chain has been pushed to the limits. Shortages in suppl…

Biophilic building for human resilience and pandemic prevention

Added: 15 Feb 2021

Derived in 1964 by the social psychologist Erich Fromm, ‘biophilia’ means to love life. Here, archi…

A world’s first in proton beam research

Added: 4 Feb 2021

Apologies for the newsletter misdirect if you were looking for Biophilic building for human resilie…

How Are Mobile Apps Improving Diagnosis?

Added: 28 Jan 2021

People frequently use mobile apps in their personal and work lives, letting those applications give…

Antibiotic resistance may spread even more easily than expected

Added: 27 Jan 2021

Pathogenic bacteria in humans are developing resistance to antibiotics much faster than expected. N…

Love life, love remote working: applying biophilic principles to your home office

Added: 27 Jan 2021

Derived in 1964 by the social psychologist Erich Fromm, ‘biophilia’ means to love life. Here, archi…

A Christmas story for Resusci Annie

Added: 14 Dec 2020

After more than a hundred years, the girl who seems always to be unresponsive to either voice or pa…

Unlocking the full potential of core cell and gene therapy equipment

Added: 10 Dec 2020

Maximising the value and capabilities of laboratory equipment is key to success when it comes to ce…

Compliant UN3373 Dangerous Goods Regulations sample packaging for COVID-19

Added: 3 Dec 2020

All COVID-19 test samples fall under the UN3373 Dangerous Goods Regulations because they may contai…

Science in space: laboratory microbiologist turned astronaut

Added: 26 Nov 2020

For nearly 20 years, astronauts have continuously lived and worked on the International Space Stati…

Botanical biodiversity banked: Happy anniversary MSBKew

Added: 24 Nov 2020

Kew Gardens is a magical destination, delighting tourists young and old with its enormous tress, be…

The COVID-19 pandemic doesn't end with a viable vaccine but with a vaccinated population

Added: 19 Nov 2020

With a potential finishing line suddenly appearing over the horizon, getting competitors to the end…

Reviewing EU microbiological safety cabinet regulations

Added: 18 Nov 2020

Following up on the lab management article 'Microbiological safety cabinets - On-site and maintenan…