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Lockdown blues: insights from an inheritor

Added: 10 Sep 2020

Reviewing lockdown life and attempts at emergence into a limited ‘new normal’ with no previous expe…

A researchers guide to lockdown

Added: 9 Sep 2020

We may all be stuck at home but there is still science to be done! Dr Matthew Partridge explores th…

Jurassic Park style GM experiment flies under the radar

Added: 1 Sep 2020

An Oxfordshire based company is at the centre of planned controversial use of GM modified mosquitoe…

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…

Medical cannabis growth could offer boom for lab industry

Added: 12 Aug 2020

Further easing of import restrictions by the Government will provide faster access to patients pres…

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…

Improving animal research: New ARRIVE 2.0 guidelines released

Added: 15 Jul 2020

A previous version of the ARRIVE guidelines for the rigorous reporting of animal studies was publis…

Public perception of biomedical science damaged by Covid-19

Added: 9 Jul 2020

In a recent interview for the Laboratory News Podcast, virologist Dr Sarah Pitt spoke of concerns t…

Scientists and policy experts raise COVID-19 and climate crises analogues

Added: 8 Jul 2020

Epidemiologists highlighted the dangers of COVID-19 in its early stages, but their warnings went la…

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…

Lawmakers called to protect biomedical science from false claims

Added: 5 Jun 2020

Great Medical Promises Threatened by Booming Miracle Cures and Undue Pressure to Gain Fast-Track Ap…

Illegal wildlife trading threatens all creatures great and small

Added: 29 May 2020

Besides being a major threat to biodiversity, the wildlife trade can be a cause of global public he…

Covid-19 reveals misunderstanding of the lab sector

Sarah Lawton | Added: 15 May 2020

As Russ Swan settles in to a new normal of self-isolation, he'd like to believe politicians, he rea…

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…

Please ignore: Guide to lab Health and Safety

Added: 9 Mar 2020

Do you fancy a few extra weeks off work? Then let Dr Matthew Partridge take you through his H&S tip…

Game Theory: Biotix

Added: 5 Mar 2020

ames have never been more popular and in their column Dr Louise Robinson and Dr Ian Turner take us …