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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Reproducibility crisis

Added: 23 Jul 2019

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

Glorious celebration of imposters

Added: 17 Jun 2019

Ever wondered, despite all your scientific expertise, if you’ll be uncovered as a fraud? Don’t worr…

Harnessing regional strengths

Added: 17 Jun 2019

From distinctive strengths in transport innovation in the West Midlands to leadership in the life s…

Innovation in data collection

Added: 5 Jun 2019

There are many examples of product enhancements using improved design and or different materials to…