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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…

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…

Getting into the lab, via the stomach

Added: 26 Jan 2020

Of all the incentives lab supply companies have in their arsenal – there is one guaranteed way they…

How to make Christmas cake with ingredients from lab supply companies

Added: 23 Dec 2019

So, it is the festive period once again and you are trapped in the lab – but fear not, Dr Matthew P…

Game Theory: Phylo

Added: 20 Dec 2019

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

Money talks... and heals

Added: 25 Nov 2019

Beware the dreaded hyperbole. That is always in the forefront of my mind when writing for you. But …

Game Theory: Bone Wars

Added: 23 Sep 2019

Games have never been more popular and in their column Dr Louise Robinson and Dr Ian Turner, take u…

Singing the praises of odd numbers

Added: 23 Sep 2019

Annoy peer reviewers and create an inclusive numerical policy? It’s a win win for Dr Matthew Partri…

Too much monkey business?

Added: 16 Sep 2019

Despite the fantastic work going on in animal-replacement technologies and method development, why …

The good, the bad and the brexit

Added: 16 Sep 2019

The new Government has been in place for only a few weeks now and in that time, we’ve already had a…

Celebrating the improbable

Added: 13 Sep 2019

Another year, another heart-warming evening commemorating the silly, unusual and often random side …

Are you ready for show time?

Added: 9 Sep 2019

Once again we are delighted to have partnered with the Lab Innovations show – and we want you to be…

Ghost of science future

Added: 2 Sep 2019

Well, here we are. Four months from the completion of the second decade in the third millennium.

Going viral

Added: 28 Aug 2019

Foodborne viruses present a major challenge to the safety of a range of foods including ready–to–ea…

You are never too successful for lunch

Added: 12 Aug 2019

Everyone knows that the fulcrum around which a successful lab swings is, of course, lunch. But what…

Advancing a technical career

Added: 12 Aug 2019

Is your team motivated, professional, adaptable, connected, and competent?

Brexit: No-deal is a bad deal for UK science

Added: 9 Aug 2019

In a video livestreamed from his desk at Downing Street on Thursday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson a…

Game Theory: Linkage

Added: 5 Aug 2019

Games have never been more popular and in their column the newest recruits to the Lab News team, Dr…

Reproducibility crisis

Added: 23 Jul 2019

Inadequate reporting, variability in reagents and the pressure to publish all contribute to the rep…