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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…

Healthcare takes on psychedelics - an emerging market led by Europe

Added: 17 Dec 2020

More and more revolutionary mind-altering medicines and treatments based on active ingredients prev…

'Don't try this at home!' - a tale of caution from the BMJ's Christmas issue

Added: 16 Dec 2020

The BMJ take a cautious, christmassy look at the total toxicity of George's Marvellous Medicine and…

#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…