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Nerve Cell Activity Shows How Confident We Are

A recent study by researchers at the University of Bonn have found that the activity of individual nerve cells in the brain tells us how confident we are in our decisions.

12 October 2020

© Technology Networks

Going clean and green: A recycled polyester cleanroom wipe

Companies are trying to incorporate sustainable business practices into their daily practices. Contec have taken steps towards this with the release of ReFIBE, a recycled polyester cleanroom wipe allowing sustainability in a single-use world

7 October 2020

© Cleanroom Technology

Algorithm Fast-Forwards Quantum Simulations To Solve Out-of-Reach Problems

A newly discovered algorithm that fast forwards simulations is expected to bring greater use ability to current and near-term quantum computers, opening the way for applications to run past strict time limits that hamper many quantum calculations.

6 October 2020

© Technology Networks

Science and scientists held in high esteem across the globe

Scientists and their research are widely viewed in a positive light across global publics, and large majorities believe government investments in scientific research yield benefits for society.

1 October 2020

© Laboratory News

Legionella pneumophila water testing

Diamidex have launched Legionella puneumophila water testing. How it works… Safety and Traceability, Easy Protocole and Data Integration in your System.

6 October 2020

© Diamidex

AES releases three new standard cleanroom models

AES Clean Technology has launched the Faciliflex Express product line that includes design, material, HVAC and installation.

28 September 2020

© Cleanroom Technology

Model for Anticipating Viral Transmission Could Help To Optimize Disease Control Measures​

Researchers propose a mathematical model to better understand the dynamics of the interactions between microorganisms within hosts and their transmission ability. 

28 September 2020

© Technology Networks

Office Principles launches specialist laboratory division

Principle Laboratories has launched to provide a bespoke technical service and one-stop solution for its growing number of clients.

16 September 2020

© Cleanroom Technology

UV Radiation Also Modifies DNA Far Away From the Entry Point of Light

The integrity of human genetics information is endangered by ultraviolet light and may cause skin cancers. For the first time, researchers have shown that DNA damage may also occur far away from the point of incidence of the radiation.

15 September 2020

© Technology Networks

Brain Imaging During Tactile Stimulation Can Tell Left- and Right-Handers Apart

Do you ever wonder if the brains of right-handed people work differently from those who are left handers? By observing their brain activity in response to stimuli or tasks, is it possible to distinguish between them?

15 September 2020

© Technology Networks

Unravelling what makes memories so detailed and enduring

Our personal memories of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be etched in our minds with precision and clarity, for years to come. Distinct from other memories of 2020.

14 September 2020

© Laboratory News

Sanofi and GSK initiate Phase 1/2 clinical trial of COVID-19 adjuvanted recombinant protein-based vaccine candidate

Pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Sanofi Pasteur have enrolled more than 400 people for a clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate.

9 August 2020

© The Independant

Thermo Fisher launches Smart-Vue Pro remote monitoring system

Available on-premises or in the cloud, Smart-Vue Pro provides real-time, continuous monitoring of laboratory equipment parameters and immediately notifies users about off-limit measurements that could compromise the safety and integrity of samples, according to the company. It delivers notifications by email, text message, or phone call.

2 September 2020

© Manufacturing Chemist

Covid-19: 'possible' Oxford vaccine data will be put before regulators this year

Director of group says Chris Whitty hopes the vaccine will be ready before winter 2021 but has the right to be cautious.

25 August 2020

© The Guardian

Asthma ‘game-changer’ as Glasgow team announce 'breakthrough treatment'

Scientists have announced a breakthrough that could help develop a new treatment for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

26 August 2020

© Lab Mate

Victory for Team GB at this year's International Chemistry Olympiad

A team of 4 A-Level students from the UK, completely dominated the awards ceremony at the 52nd International Chemistry Olympiad, achieving one gold medal and 3 silver medals!

20 August 2020

© The Royal Society of Chemistry

Laboratory automation: benefits and challenges

Automation has changed laboratories during the past 40 years. It has allowed laboratories to complete more tests — of a greater variety — with fewer staff and lower costs.

28 July 2020

© Manufacturing Chemist

Microplastics Found in Every Human Tissue Studied

Scientists announce that they are among the first to examine micro- and nanoplastics in human organs and tissues.

18 August 2020

© Technology Networks

Al stratification significantly improves treatment outcomes for COVID-19 patients

AN EIT Health project indicates early positive results on improving treatment outcomes of patients hospitalised with severe COVID-19.

11 August 2020

© Laboratory News

AEO, AEV and ESSA secure go-date for exhibitions

A combined group of members from the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), the Association Event Venues (AEV) and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), led by the associations, has today secured the long-awaited go-date for the exhibitions industry for the 1st October 2020.

7 August 2020

© The Association of Event Organisers

Get back to business safely

Laboratory News have collaborated with Kimberly-Clark, Professional, KIMTECH and UKSPA to return to the lab safely.

7 August 2020

© Laboratory News

Digital Futures - a new frontier for science exploration and discover

The RSC has published a report, as a follow up to Science Horizons which engaged 700 academic researchers globally to seek views on key trends. The report demonstrates recent advances in AI, robotics, data analysis, modelling and stimulation which have enabled scientists to augment their research, advancing discovery quickly

7 August 2020

© The Royal Society of Chemistry

£400 million to fund the growth of British Innovation

Seven major research and innovation projects across the UK, have recieved multi-million pound funding in order to drive local economic growth as we recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

26 June 2020

© Laboratory News

Learning Digitally in a Pandemic

COVID-19 and the changing landscape of education: an academic pathologist’s view

26 June 2020

© The Pathologist

How can robots help in a pandemic?

While epidemiologists search for a vaccine for the novel COVID-19 virus, researchers at the University of California – San Diego are championing robots as an effective tool for managing the pandemic. 

30 April 2020

© International Lab Mate

Breakthroughs in Laboratory Medicine

From brain biomarkers to common mutations and COVID-19 consolidation, The Pathologist magazine share a snapshot of the latest news in pathology and lab medicine. 

20 May 2020

© The Pathologist

Chemical Recycling of Bioplastic Offers Up Bonus Solvent

A faster, more efficient way of recycling plant-based “bioplastics” has been developed by a team of scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Bath.

22 May 2020

© Technology Networks

Will our climate bounce back as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown?

Researchers at Stanford University are studying the energy and environment landscape as people shelter in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. According to the Global Carbon Project, emissions have dropped as much as 17 percent globally. But will there be a permanent change or pattern post-pandemic? Or will roar back next year?

19 May 2020

© Nature Climate Change

Transforming clinical to COVID

What’s it like to drop everything and completely change your research focus? Find out from postcoc Rachel Ulferts who talks collaboration, operational changes in the lab and changes in research.
1 May 2020
© The Francis Crick Institute

Scientists on Standby

In the UK alone, we need to scale up to delivering 100,000 tests per day. Can you lend your scientific skills and experience to support COVID-19 testing and screening? Or provide laboratory space and equipment? If so, Scientists on Standby need your help. 

24 April 2020

© Scientists on Standby

Transforming clinical to COVID

L7 Informatics and Contamination Source Identification (CSI) are partnering to provide ‘ready to go’ COVID-19 workflows based on CDC testing protocol.

22 April 2020

© Scientific Computing World

COVID-19 testing in an inflatable lab

The Beijing Genomics Institute have worked in collaboration with Etopia to jointly design the Huo-Yan Air Lab, an inflatable P2 level biosafety laboratory to rapidly build up COVID-19 screening and testing. 

9 April 2020

© Laboratory News

A small solution to the plastics problem...

German scientists have found a small solution to the plastic problem… bacteria that can feed on toxic polyurethane based plastic products!

7 April 2020

© BioTechniques

Could artificial intelligence be the key to fighting coronavirus?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, scientists are utilizing artificial intelligence to develop new solutions to the coronavirus pandemic.

31 March 2020

© BioTechniques

Going round in circles - single use plastic in the lab

Single use plastics are a staple in the lab – but they are also are part of the plastics pollution problem. Here Bill Walford talks to Jeremy Carter about his recently launched campaign to increase the use of re-usable glassware…    

9 April 2020

© Laboratory News

GSK and Vir Biotechnology enter collaboration to find coronavirus solutions

GlaxoSmithKline and Vir Biotechnology announced today they have signed a binding agreement to enter into a collaboration to research and develop solutions for COVID-19.

6 April 2020

© GlaxoSmithKline

Francis Crick Institute and UCLH develop COVID-19 testing service

NHS staff testing for COVID-19 has been boosted by repurposing the Francis Crick Institute’s laboratory facilities as a testing facility, to help combat the spread of infection and allow key workers to perform lifesaving duties and remain safe.

2 April 2020

© The Francis Crick Institute

How Sir Isaac Newton turned #WFH during The Great Plague into "a Year of Wonders"

If you’re working or studying from home over the next few weeks, perhaps remember the example Newton set. Having time to muse and experiment in unstructured comfort proved life-changing for him — and no one remembers whether he made it out of his pajamas before noon.

27 March 2020

© The Washington Post

New COVID-19 test delivers diagnoses three times faster

A new test for the novel coronavirus has been developed by researchers at Oxford University. They say the test yields results more than three times faster than current diagnostics and is simpler to use. The new test detects a positive or negative result in half an hour, whereas previous virus RNA tests typically take up to two hours to produce a finding. 

20 March 2020

© Chemistry World

3M partners with Ford to help accelerate COVID-19 response

3M and Ford will collaborate on making more powered air purifying respirators to help in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak

24 March 2020

© Cleanroom Technology

Revised biopharma R&D tax credit cap

The UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) has welcomed revised proposals put forward by HM Treasury to ensure genuine biotech companies are not penalised by a cap on R&D tax credits. The new cap design proposal follows the BIA campaign for the cap to limit R&D tax credit payments to SMEs to three-times their PAYE and NI contributions.

23 March 2020

© Manufacturing Chemist

Managing laboratories in the cloud

There is an increasing tendency for cloud-based laboratory informatics systems to scale business growth and allow lab managers to collaborate and share data with peers and organisations in different locations. Estimates suggest over the next 5 years the global laboratory informatics market will reach $3.8 billion!

12 February 2020

© Scientific Computing World

Researchers will continue to work together after Brexit

Directors of the Francis Crick Institute, the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory wrote a joint letter outlining continued collaborations between researchers in the UK, Europe and beyond. Brexit won’t stop the researcher’s work to tackle pressing problems such as disease, climate change and ageing.

31 January 2020

© The Francis Crick Institute

Ditching pipettes for computers?

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has made a lasting impact in the bioprocessing sector. AI is making its mark across modern medicine with companies making use of it to increase efficiency in manufacturing of medicine to create the best outcome for patients. At the start of 2020, some said that AI was more accurate than doctors in diagnosing breast cancer. The question is… how quickly do we think AI will be at the forefront of the laboratory sector? 

22 January 2020

© Manufacturing Chemist

Taming the smoking gun

Safety regulators have been scrambling to catch up with the explosion of popularity of vaping. Chemicals given off by the device itself are one of the biggest concerns but studies of extractables and leachables could make vaping safer. These are essentially chemical compounds that are extracted out of device materials under laboratory conditions. 

4 February 2020

© Laboratory News

Genetic rewiring drives cancer’s drug resistance

The Institute of Cancer Research in London have identified a micro RNA which may improve susceptibility to chemotherapy of bile duct cancer

18 February 2020

© Laboratory News

What is fantastic to see? The top 5 awards in America's National STEM contest awarded to all women for the first time ever!

At a U.S. national science and engineering competition for middle schoolers, all five top prizes were awarded to girls for the first time ever this year. 

20 November 2019

© Interesting Engineering



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