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Developing the next-generation genomics toolkit

Added: 21 Sep 2020

Bob Daber from Genosity and Michael Wong from EPAM unveil the secrets behind the Integrated Genomic…

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…

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…

Medical cannabis growth could offer boom for lab industry

Added: 12 Aug 2020

Further easing of import restrictions by the Government will provide faster access to patients pres…

COVID-19 testing will be standard for clinical trials

Added: 7 Aug 2020

Clinical trial specialist, Bärbel Wilke expects corona testing for both virus and antibody detectio…

How COVID-19 kills: a tale of two conditions

Added: 7 Aug 2020

Steve Walton, explains why he believes the majority of patients that die after being infected with …

AI transformation in a post-pandemic world

Added: 3 Aug 2020

Ross Upton considers how COVID-19 is driving the use of AI to protect and transform public health n…

Can potentially detect subtle early signs of fake #coronaltruism

Added: 27 Jul 2020

Delving into a rising tide of pandemic-driven inbox clutter, Russ Swan calls bogus on many a poorly…

Improving animal research: New ARRIVE 2.0 guidelines released

Added: 15 Jul 2020

A previous version of the ARRIVE guidelines for the rigorous reporting of animal studies was publis…

Public perception of biomedical science damaged by Covid-19

Added: 9 Jul 2020

In a recent interview for the Laboratory News Podcast, virologist Dr Sarah Pitt spoke of concerns t…

Scientists and policy experts raise COVID-19 and climate crises analogues

Added: 8 Jul 2020

Epidemiologists highlighted the dangers of COVID-19 in its early stages, but their warnings went la…

Keeping governments accountable: The COVID-10 assessment scorecard

Added: 16 Jun 2020

A new commentary published in Nature Medicine calls for governments to recognise the urgent need to…

Lawmakers called to protect biomedical science from false claims

Added: 5 Jun 2020

Great Medical Promises Threatened by Booming Miracle Cures and Undue Pressure to Gain Fast-Track Ap…

Illegal wildlife trading threatens all creatures great and small

Added: 29 May 2020

Besides being a major threat to biodiversity, the wildlife trade can be a cause of global public he…

Covid-19 reveals misunderstanding of the lab sector

Sarah Lawton | Added: 15 May 2020

As Russ Swan settles in to a new normal of self-isolation, he'd like to believe politicians, he rea…

We need to talk about live wet-markets

Added: 6 Apr 2020

How do we make sure this doesn’t happen ever again? How do we reduce novel zoonotics in our species…

Please ignore: Guide to lab Health and Safety

Added: 9 Mar 2020

Do you fancy a few extra weeks off work? Then let Dr Matthew Partridge take you through his H&S tip…

Game Theory: Biotix

Added: 5 Mar 2020

ames have never been more popular and in their column Dr Louise Robinson and Dr Ian Turner take us …