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Four challenges to overcome for AI to thrive in medical imaging

Added: 20 Oct 2021

With increased digitisation in medical clinics, comes increased reliance on AI-enabled tools to mor…

At last digital transformation is embraced by the healthcare industry

Added: 18 Oct 2021

The future of healthcare that we envision in 2040 will be a world apart from the current status quo…

Wheat field trial heralds UK acceptance of gene edited crops

Added: 13 Oct 2021

Post Brexit, the UK is free to make its own decisions around genetic editing of food crops based on…

Adapting to growth in medical cannabis market

Added: 12 Oct 2021

In July 2021, proposals to liberalise the medicinal cannabis sector were put forward by UK governme…

Anticipating the smart laboratory

Added: 8 Oct 2021

Environments impact our behaviours and interactions with one another, and Nick Jones believes the s…

How to ‘go all Google’ - feeding time at the local laboratory

Added: 7 Oct 2021

With absolutely no ulterior motives… Fox’s Party Ring fan, Dr Matthew Partridge discusses the not-s…

What is AI’s role in the lab?

Added: 21 Sep 2021

In this article Gerald Law, one of this year’s exhibitors at Lab Innovations, evaluates the strengt…

From Lab to market: Navigating venture capital in life sciences

Added: 31 Aug 2021

Venture capital (VC) is a vital form of funding for taking scientific ideas from lab to market, but…

3 Ingredients for Effective Pharmaceutical Cybersecurity

Added: 26 Aug 2021

The pharmaceutical industry faces growing pressure from cyber threats. Attacks on manufacturers and…

The one hundredth column from a heart-filled nerd

Added: 20 Aug 2021

Never doing anything by halves and much to the relief of friends, family, and this editor, Russ Swa…

Driving precision medicine into frontline healthcare

Added: 16 Aug 2021

Improved patient safety demands greater specificity to ensure therapeutic efficiency. Here, Tom Ren…

The mind-boggling complexity of scientific waste

Added: 30 Jul 2021

Why is scientific waste disposal complicated? Dr Matthew Partridge muses on that gap in student and…

The journey to net zero carbon science

Added: 26 Jul 2021

With a 2050 deadline for all buildings in the UK to be operationally net zero carbon, Tim Fry discu…

Tackling underlying respiratory conditions for this pandemic and next

Added: 5 Jul 2021

Innovation ecosystems are crucial to improving outcomes for patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronc…

How to improve energy efficiency in your lab

Added: 17 Jun 2021

Much of the literature on energy efficiency and reducing energy usage is directed at residential ho…

Sedentarism and other physical health risks for laboratory workers

Added: 9 Jun 2021

During the course of the last year, many more people have had to get used to working from home. The…

Retargeting space: converting offices to labs

Added: 7 Jun 2021

With laboratory space in high demand, Darius Umrigar discusses how commercial space can be quickly …

Scientific research opens doors to unexpected careers

Added: 1 Jun 2021

Humans have an innate sense of curiosity, making us natural scientists from the moment we come into…

The iron is hot for life science recruitment

Added: 21 May 2021

The life science industry has been hard at work throughout the current crisis, demonstrating the ou…

Lab Babble - It’s all just personality testes

Added: 20 May 2021

Go on... you know you want to because, as scientists, it’s a built-in imperative. Just by bringing …