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What is AI’s role in the lab?

Added: 21 Sep 2021

In this article Gerald Law, one of this year’s exhibitors at Lab Innovations, evaluates the strengt…

The one hundredth column from a heart-filled nerd

Added: 20 Aug 2021

Never doing anything by halves and much to the relief of friends, family, and this editor, Russ Swa…

Driving precision medicine into frontline healthcare

Added: 16 Aug 2021

Improved patient safety demands greater specificity to ensure therapeutic efficiency. Here, Tom Ren…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bringing innate immunity centre stage in COVID-19 combat

Added: 17 Aug 2020

A recent Canadian paper [1] has acknowledged that the innate immune system could have a direct effe…

COVID-19 testing will be standard for clinical trials

Added: 7 Aug 2020

Clinical trial specialist, Bärbel Wilke expects corona testing for both virus and antibody detectio…

How COVID-19 kills: a tale of two conditions

Added: 7 Aug 2020

Steve Walton, explains why he believes the majority of patients that die after being infected with …

AI transformation in a post-pandemic world

Added: 3 Aug 2020

Ross Upton considers how COVID-19 is driving the use of AI to protect and transform public health n…

Can potentially detect subtle early signs of fake #coronaltruism

Added: 27 Jul 2020

Delving into a rising tide of pandemic-driven inbox clutter, Russ Swan calls bogus on many a poorly…

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…