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Modern drug discovery

The best medicine: modernising drug discovery

Added: 24 Oct 2014

Unravelling the mysteries of human biological processes will help us develop medicines that can be …

Ebola virus

Editor's comment: The end of Ebola?

Added: 22 Oct 2014

As both Senegal and Nigeria are declared Ebola-free, is the deadly virus that has swept through muc…


The lab detectives

Added: 9 Oct 2014

Are crime-fighting scientists reaping the benefits of the latest analytical techniques, asks Louisa…

The most detailed analysis of the human genome has been published by scientists

Editor's comment: Lessons in life science

Added: 8 Oct 2014

The UK life sciences sector has a great reason to be buoyant this week as the University of Bristol…

Sample testing at Exova

Food, glorious food

Added: 24 Sep 2014

There are a number of different strategies the food analysis sector can employ to ensure it success…

Test kits help determine DNA types in meat species

Editor's comment: The food fraud fiasco

Added: 5 Sep 2014

The long-awaited Elliott Review was published last week, but how will the promise of better food au…

GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry.

Editor's comment: Fire in the belly

Added: 5 Sep 2014

The University of Nottingham (UON) faced a major setback last Friday as a blaze destroyed its iconi…

Brain power

Editor's comment | Brain training

Added: 5 Sep 2014

Scientists have uncovered why exercise protects the brain against depression, while elsewhere an ea…

High res carbon nanotube

Small and mighty

Added: 26 Aug 2014

Scientists from research institutions around the world are beginning to master the science of nanot…


Editor's comment: Feeling fresh?

Added: 20 Aug 2014

As the first year at university for many students approaches, so does the threat of ’freshers flu’.

Tablets produced by a prototype continuous drug-manufacturing system built at MIT

Culture change

Added: 11 Aug 2014

Is more laboratory analysis and experimentation the key to making bioprocessing breakthroughs pay t…

Mustard gas

Editor's comment: Cutting the mustard

Added: 1 Aug 2014

Monday 4th August 2014 marked 100 years since Britain entered the First World War. Aside from the u…

Bunsen burner

Editor's comment: Let's talk labs...

Added: 31 Jul 2014

From sitting in a classroom to finally achieveing that ’eureka moment’, laboratories make for some …

DNA strand

Junk in the genes

Added: 30 Jul 2014

A better understanding of the entire human genome could explain how defective genes lead to disease…

Life sciences minister George Freeman

Editor's comment: New lease of life

Added: 24 Jul 2014

As part of the Prime Minister’s reshuffle, David Cameron appointed the first ever Life Sciences min…

Non-small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung, FNA

Editor's comment: Killing cancer

Added: 16 Jul 2014

The battle against cancer is something most people can identify with. Fortunately, researchers are …

Skin melanoma showing digital measurements of Breslow’s Depth and distance to margins.

Digital future

GE Healthcare | Added: 14 Jul 2014

A digital system that allows scientists to scan images of tissue slides and patient histories, atta…

John J. Kilbane

Corrosion monitoring

Added: 4 Jul 2014

Up to 40% of internal pipeline corrosion is due to microbiological causes. Intertek’s John J. Kilba…

Pills, medicine, drugs, pharma

Editor's comment: Finding the cure

Added: 1 Jul 2014

Modern drug discovery has been much in the news recently, but how many of the big pharmaceutical br…

Chemical fingerprinting is being used to combat food fraud

Food Forensics

Added: 8 May 2014

The chemical fingerprinting of food samples will be instrumental in the fight against the deliberat…