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“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…

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…

#DryLabsRealScience: Teaching practicals without labs

Added: 16 Nov 2020

Wondering how to teach wet science, forensics and laboratory best practice remotely? Or have you al…

Nonscience Returns: You can get away with anything on TV

Added: 2 Nov 2020

Biologist and broadcaster Professor Brian J Ford’s satire on science has just been updated as Nonsc…

Can cobots help us reach COVID test targets?

Added: 28 Oct 2020

Could laboratory test automation with collaborative robots (cobots) be the answer to help 'Operatio…

Lessons learnt from a zero-carbon laboratory

Added: 23 Oct 2020

Mathew Butler reviews the operation of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Sustainable Chemis…

Making it happen: young people aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow

Added: 23 Oct 2020

Freelance nextgen reporter, Amy Grace, interviews Mhairi McCann; one of the Women in Engineering So…

lab.or.a.tol.o.gy: Stuck in the middle

Added: 23 Oct 2020

In sympathy with all those researchers out there trying to get the tough papers writer, Dr Matthew …

Career chances for technicians shouldn’t be a matter of luck

Added: 20 Oct 2020

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Robots support growth in Medical, Pharmaceutical and Lifesciences sectors

Added: 15 Oct 2020

Mechatronics solutions expert, Simon Jenkins, highlights just one of the areas where robots are now…

Reflections on the CRISPR journey from conception to Nobel Prize and beyond...

Added: 14 Oct 2020

Our very own CRISPR specialist, Dermot Martin, muses on this year’s historic decision to award the …

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…