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#DryLabsRealScience: Teaching practicals without labs

Added: 16 Nov 2020

Wondering how to teach wet science, forensics and laboratory best practice remotely? Or have you al…

Frontiers survey: Early impact of COVID-19 on scientists

Added: 5 Nov 2020

With scientists under such enormous political and social pressure to deliver answers to the current…

Clarifying VAT on PPE for charities during COVID pandemic

Added: 3 Nov 2020

Led by GAMBICA, the trade association for the instrumentation, control, automation and laboratory i…

Nonscience Returns: You can get away with anything on TV

Added: 2 Nov 2020

Biologist and broadcaster Professor Brian J Ford’s satire on science has just been updated as Nonsc…

Can cobots help us reach COVID test targets?

Added: 28 Oct 2020

Could laboratory test automation with collaborative robots (cobots) be the answer to help 'Operatio…

Lessons learnt from a zero-carbon laboratory

Added: 23 Oct 2020

Mathew Butler reviews the operation of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Sustainable Chemis…

Making it happen: young people aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow

Added: 23 Oct 2020

Freelance nextgen reporter, Amy Grace, interviews Mhairi McCann; one of the Women in Engineering So…

lab.or.a.tol.o.gy: Stuck in the middle

Added: 23 Oct 2020

In sympathy with all those researchers out there trying to get the tough papers writer, Dr Matthew …

Career chances for technicians shouldn’t be a matter of luck

Added: 20 Oct 2020

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The Royal Society of Chemistry’s former president Carol Robinson talks through h…

Robots support growth in Medical, Pharmaceutical and Lifesciences sectors

Added: 15 Oct 2020

Mechatronics solutions expert, Simon Jenkins, highlights just one of the areas where robots are now…

Reflections on the CRISPR journey from conception to Nobel Prize and beyond...

Added: 14 Oct 2020

Our very own CRISPR specialist, Dermot Martin, muses on this year’s historic decision to award the …

2D or not 2D? That is the question...

Added: 5 Oct 2020

As the Government’s test and trace system once again comes under fire, Steve Knight laments a misse…

The #coronavaccine prisoner exchange scenario

Added: 29 Sep 2020

Against a backdrop of Russian cyber-conspiracies, Russ Swan takes a critical look at the UK vaccine…

Fast-tracking nanovaccines to fight coronavirus

Added: 10 Sep 2020

Today, there are more than 150 COVID-19 vaccines in the race to mitigate the virus.1-3 Some of thes…

Innovation gives good reason for optimism

Added: 10 Sep 2020

With most of us beginning to turn our thoughts back to running our businesses against the backdrop …

Lockdown blues: insights from an inheritor

Added: 10 Sep 2020

Reviewing lockdown life and attempts at emergence into a limited ‘new normal’ with no previous expe…

A researchers guide to lockdown

Added: 9 Sep 2020

We may all be stuck at home but there is still science to be done! Dr Matthew Partridge explores th…

Jurassic Park style GM experiment flies under the radar

Added: 1 Sep 2020

An Oxfordshire based company is at the centre of planned controversial use of GM modified mosquitoe…

How to use serum viscosity to understand COVID-19 patient risk

Added: 1 Sep 2020

2020 has been a strange year all round. An unknown virus, probably in a bat colony in central China…

Bringing innate immunity centre stage in COVID-19 combat

Added: 17 Aug 2020

A recent Canadian paper [1] has acknowledged that the innate immune system could have a direct effe…