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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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So much science, so little time (August 2016 edition)

Posted by Ol Anscombe on 08-Sep-2016 09:30:00

Your monthly science digest has finally arrived! Because we like to live, breathe, and talk science every day, we make sure we keep ourselves abreast of the very latest stories, and want to guarantee you are up to date too! So without further ado, here are our picks for the top science stories from August!

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Happydase

Posted by Ricardo Randall on 05-Feb-2016 11:10:55

Got those winter blues? Worry not, the weekend is nigh and the bar-ometre is looking promising. Surround yourself with good substrates and catalyse some fun times. Maybe the office has been a bit stressful and you’re feeling a little denatured? Get on the dance floor and show off your tertiary structure. This is guaranteed to increase your activity and get you feeling good. I heard there’s a good party in the extracellular matrix, but the dress code is hydrophobic and you need a targeting peptide. Don’t worry, I know a vesicle that can get you through. If you want to look sharp, check out the golgi for some nice accessories to put on, and don’t forget to take some ATP with you (AMP is so last year). Don’t be tempted to get the free ubiquitin to wear in the cytoplasm, a friend of mine tried it and I’ve never seen them again. Their partner is just unable to function without them, it’s terribly sad. Also watch out for free radicals on your way out. That’s enough of the safety brief, take some advice from the Fonz and go and have some Happydase! 

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Santa clones

Posted by Neha Karl on 11-Dec-2015 16:16:31

Are you as busy as Santa this holiday season? Don’t worry, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be able to follow Santa's lead and start cloning yourself (after all, that must be how he gets so much done in one night, right?!). In the meantime, find yourself some elves and put on that Santa hat – we promise it truly does boost productivity levels. If you’re still snowed under a pile of work, chill out and have some eggnog, after all it’s only 14 days until Christmas!

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