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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 …

How to keep your research on target

Added: 30 Apr 2021

Is a lack of focus baffling your team? Dr Matthew Partridge recommends setting research goals and s…

COVID lessons to be learned across the cross-channel cultural divide

Added: 29 Apr 2021

Has the cross-channel cultural divide impacted Covid outcomes? Bringing a unique perspective on the…

What should the new Advanced Research & Invention Agency look like?

Added: 15 Apr 2021

Following the announcement of the proposed launch of the new Advanced Research & Invention Agency (…

Scientists urge swift action to prepare for next pandemic: calls for an Advanced Information System

Added: 7 Apr 2021

An international team of researchers led by Wladek Minor, a University of Virginia School of Medici…

Ensuring quality through accreditation in our Lighthouse Labs: IBMS response to BBC Panorama

Added: 31 Mar 2021

Following the BBC Panorama’s undercover investigation into a COVID-19 lighthouse laboratory, the In…

Don't Panic! You have not been infected with SARS-CoV-2: Understanding COVID vaccine side-effects

Added: 29 Mar 2021

COVID-19 vaccines are not capable of infecting anyone with SARS-CoV-2. Although a fraction of peopl…

Workplace wellbeing and outdoor green space

Added: 15 Mar 2021

Complementing our January issue cover story on bringing nature indoors, and against a backdrop stee…

Disease Y - Prevention is cheaper than cure

Added: 26 Feb 2021

At an estimated cost of $15 trillion, the financial impact of the current pandemic has rocked the g…

“Let’s not wait another 100 years to collaborate” appeals President of The Pistoia Alliance

Added: 16 Feb 2021

The breakthroughs in vaccine development that have been achieved in just ten months clearly demonst…

We can be Zero! Time for a strategic change to combat virus variants?

Added: 8 Feb 2021

As we emerge from the devasting second wave of the virus, there is a growing feeling among some vir…

Bright future for multitasking CRISPR as it tackles complex diseases and COVID

Added: 29 Jan 2021

In these pseudo-dystopian days of unprecedented pandemic. white-coated men and women in labs all ov…

2020's top 100 highlights in research and scholarly commentary

Added: 21 Jan 2021

Good science thrives - even during a pandemic! We all know what dominated most of our thoughts in 2…

Streamlining critical workflows

Added: 4 Jan 2021

Research technician, Yvette Hoade, explains how electronic pipettes and pipetting robots help speed…