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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…

E. coli K-12 turns 100 this year

Added: 17 May 2022

While not your most obvious candidate for centenary celebrations, Brittany Niccum explains why we s…

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…

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…

Rise of the nanopores for DNA sequencing

Added: 29 Apr 2022

Dreamed up while driving, Deamer’s biomimetic nanopores took DNA sequencing by storm. Now, Dermot M…

How to create an inclusive workplace

Added: 22 Mar 2022

According to research, working women and minorities in the workplace have been disproportionately a…

Diversabilities in the lab

Added: 17 Mar 2022

Just because someone can’t do everything, doesn’t mean they can’t be a great scientist. The inclusi…

Supporting Carers in the workplace

Added: 15 Mar 2022

Five million people juggle care responsibilities with work in the UK alone. Ruth Watson explains th…

Transitioning your values for gender neutrality

Added: 8 Mar 2022

The world is in transition, and we must evolve along with it. Understanding and adopting the langua…

Personalised medicine demands diversity in clinical trials

Added: 23 Feb 2022

Equity requires us to recognise and celebrate our differences, especially when it comes to health. …

Laboratory worker allergies go under the microscope 

Added: 8 Feb 2022

To date, there are relatively few studies on the relationship between exposure to laboratory allerg…

How to train your AI microscope

Added: 20 Jan 2022

Artificial Intelligence will define the future of microscopy. With increased demand for more powerf…

Diagnosing exotic animals

Added: 13 Jan 2022

From one of the UK's leading veterinary diagnostic laboratories specialising in an array of exotic …

Picodroplet microfluidics - specialist chemicals for single cell analysis

Added: 10 Jan 2022

Picodroplet microfluidics is used to isolate single cells for high-throughput single cell analysis.…

Going viral: How Covid changed science forever

Added: 14 Dec 2021

In the 2021 Royal Institutions Christmas Lectures, Jonathan Van-Tam will be joined by expert Britis…

Gesture control for lab robots

Added: 14 Dec 2021

Lab environments differ from factory floors. Robotics expert, Stephen Guy, explores how close human…

How to create a successful life sciences development

Added: 13 Dec 2021

With fresh funding and growth in investment across the market, Jennifer Townsend looks at three key…

AI and healthcare: future opportunities and challenges

Added: 9 Dec 2021

Reflecting on six decades of progress, Steven Wolfe looks at the application of artificial intellig…

The future’s bright, the future’s artificial

Added: 25 Nov 2021

As clinical and adjacent staff face overwhelming demands, Cari-Anne Quinn looks at the benefits of …