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So much science, so little time (Summer 2019 edition).

Posted by Aisling Koning on 03-Sep-2019 16:42:46

What’s been going on in science this summer? Good question. To help answer this, our new edition of “so much science” focuses on nature, making the most of the great outdoors. We’ll start with some research showing how spending time outside has multiple positive health benefits and reduces stress (in case you need another reason to reconnect with Mother Nature…).

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So much science, so little time (Spring 2019 edition).

Posted by Kate Tointon on 18-Apr-2019 12:52:43

How can it be April already? With time springing on so swiftly, it’s hard to stay totally tuned into all the latest science news and stories. But have no fear, below we’ve rounded up some recent discoveries that are sure to get your brain cells bouncing around like the Easter Bunny!

So why not put a (scientific) spring back in your step, and read on to find out about the likes of singing mice, nanoparticles that enable night vision and a genetic predictor of marital happiness?!

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So much science, so little time (December 2018 edition)

Posted by Paul Avery on 21-Dec-2018 09:16:06

In the spirit of winter cheer, here’s a present to unwrap from BioStrata: seven of the most interesting, quirky or instrumental life scientific advances we read about during the month of December. That’s two more stories than we usually include in our monthly ‘so much science' blog!

As always, our selection was chosen to help you keep up with breakthroughs in the life sciences at one of the busiest times of the year. From new nanotweezers to fresh hopes for heart transplants, there’s plenty to be thankful for this holiday season.

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So much science, so little time (November 2018 edition)

Posted by Alexandra Ashcroft on 30-Nov-2018 11:47:00

As November rolled in, the nights got shorter, the days colder and the rise of the winter cold began. It’s perhaps reassuring then that the month saw so many breakthroughs in infectious disease research. Since we understand how hard it can be to keep up with science’s ever-accelerating cutting edge, we’ve compiled our favourite stories from November, including the most exciting ones from the world of infectious diseases!

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The 2018 Ig Nobel prizes: celebrating the eccentric side of science

Posted by Caroline Chambers on 22-Nov-2018 16:54:17

Nobel prize season is just behind us, which means the incredible work of the very best and brightest scientific minds has been duly celebrated. This year’s notable winners include Donna Strickland, who earned widespread media attention for becoming the first female winner of the Physics prize for 55 years. She shared half of the prize with Gérard Mourou for their ground-breaking work on pulse lasers back in the 80s, which paved the way for modern laser eye surgery techniques. These awards got us thinking about some other remarkable science that has been celebrated this year—remarkable for other reasons, perhaps…

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So much science, so little time (September 2018 edition)

Posted by Alexandra Ashcroft on 10-Oct-2018 15:43:06

September’s been a truly exciting month, with breakthroughs in everything from robotics to dinosaur evolution! As the end-of-year rush begins, we know things can start to pile up, and so we’ve rounded up our favourite science stories from last month, so you don’t have to! Why don’t you grab a cup of tea or coffee, escape the cold, and catch up on last month’s science highlights? This time, things are getting a little spooky…

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So much science, so little time (May 2018 edition)

Posted by Andrew Breeson on 31-May-2018 11:31:23

While scientists from LA to Taipei have been beavering away to become the next Michael Faraday, we’re here to give you an action replay from the month of May! We’ve selected a handy array of our favourites to convey the projects that were underway. So, don’t delay, read on to take away the innovations of today. Hooray!

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So much science, so little time (April 2018 edition)

Posted by Andrew Breeson on 27-Apr-2018 14:51:05

Spring is here! And it’s not just flowers that are in bloom. All over the world, seeds of ideas are being planted, innovative research is germinating, and fresh science is flourishing. To bring you a bouquet of the latest breakthroughs, we’ve pruned the very finest specimens of exciting, novel and funny science stories for this month. So, come take in the aroma of cutting-edge progress!

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So much science, so little time (March 2018 edition)

Posted by Aimi Papanastasiou on 03-Apr-2018 17:26:53

When it came to scientific breakthroughs, March really was another exciting month with many new and inspirational discoveries announced almost every day. As busy life science enthusiasts ourselves, we understand how difficult it can be to keep abreast of these new developments whilst dealing with a busy workload. So once again, we’ve singled out our favourite stories, from the potentially life-changing to the definitely amusing!   

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So much science, so little time (January 2018 edition)

Posted by Andrew Breeson on 26-Jan-2018 10:59:41

Our monthly roundup of the best science stories from around the world is back! At BioStrata, we love to talk about science, and with the new year comes a whole host of fresh and exciting breakthroughs. With our experience at the benchtop and in marketing, we know that those working in the life science industry often have ridiculously busy schedules, and may not have time to keep up to date with all the latest developments. So, we’re here to bring you our favourite new and amusing science stories from January 2018!

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