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Scientists on Standby portal launched to support the recruitment of overflow resource for the testing of COVID-19

Posted by Clare Russell on 02-Apr-2020 15:44:59

PRESS RELEASE: Scientists on Standby has been rapidly conceptualised and launched in response to the COVID-19 crisis and in anticipation of the increasing pressure on UK diagnostic testing laboratories and facilities in the coming weeks and months. The portal enables scientists with relevant skills and experience to volunteer their time, expertise and support for COVID-19 screening and testing.

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So much science, so little time (Winter 2020 edition).

Posted by Mira Nair on 17-Jan-2020 09:21:38

The start of a new year is always a busy time, and as projects rapidly begin to snowball, you may find yourself struggling to stay abreast of all the latest science news. To keep you up to date and inspire you as we enter a new decade, we’ve summarised some of the tree-mendous discoveries that caught our eye during 2019.

From the release of sterilised mosquitoes in a bid to tackle malaria to the discovery that even tiny, single-celled organisms can make decisions, there are many different reasons to feel positive. So why not take a break from preparing for the year ahead and read on to be motivated by some of last year’s highlights?

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

Posted by Rachael Young on 29-Nov-2019 11:40:49

As summer fades into a distant memory and the central heating kicks in, it’s easy to slip into hibernation mode and lose track of the latest scientific and medical breakthroughs. So, to keep you informed and entertained this autumn, we’ve put together our favourite science stories, including exciting award news and a rather shocking discovery. We’re sure you’ll find this edition electrifying!

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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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Insights from BioBeat18: constructing sustainable business models with biodata

Posted by Caroline Chambers on 11-Dec-2018 15:00:51

BioBeat is a collaborative innovation platform fostering partnerships between scientists, entrepreneurs and investors. On 15 November we attended BioBeat’s annual summit in the inspiring surroundings of the Wellcome Genome Campus (WGC). Exploring the theme of ‘disrupting biodata healthcare’, the summit brought together thought leaders from across the life science industry to discuss how the convergence of data and biology generates new business opportunities in the life science and healthcare industries. The summit proved to be a popular and successful event—so we’ve put together our highlights for you to enjoy.

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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 (October 2018 edition)

Posted by Alexandra Ashcroft on 07-Nov-2018 12:09:02

With gerbils that can actually ‘hear’ light, and mice reared from same-sex parents, October really was a month where science fiction became science fact! As former scientists ourselves, we know how hard it can be to keep up to date with science's many breakthroughs whilst still creating your own. To help, we’ve broken down October’s highlights. Read on to answer that question we know you’ve always had about elephants…

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