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Barcoding Neurones

(December 6th, 2016) New ways of exploiting high throughput sequencing are emerging every day, but imagine our surprise when we heard of RNA technology being used for – wait for it – neuroanatomy.


Science Fun of the Week

(December 2nd, 2016) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: The Danish vodka myth.


Boost your Miniprep

(December 1st, 2016) Imagine: it’s Friday afternoon and you want to do some maxipreps. Upon inspection, there’s not a single maxiprep column left in the kit box or in the lab’s storage room. US-American researchers might have found a solution to your problem. 


New Look on an Old Experiment

(November 29th, 2016) Ill-reputed Austrian 19th century biologist, Paul Kammerer, receives scientific support from current colleagues. They came up with a model of possible epigenetic mechanisms for Kammerer's midwife toad experiments. 


Science Fun of the Week

(November 25th, 2016) Get ready for weekly dose of science fun. Today: Physics for Biologists.


In this Together

(November 24th, 2016) Fully understanding the brain takes the expertise and know-how of numerous labs. That's why, three scientists have called for a worldwide collaboration among neuroscientists to share ideas and data.


Strategy for Success

(November 22nd, 2016) Comparing scientists' lab behaviour to natural ecosystems, UK researchers revealed that science's “current incentive structures are in conflict with maximising the scientific value of research”. 


Science Fun of the Week

(November 18th, 2016) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: The Genome Song.


Science - How to Have your Cake and Eat it!

(November 17th, 2016) During a recent conference, EPFL scientist, Enrica Rollo, won the 2016 µTAS video competition. Her mouth-watering entry? A chocolate cake that explains how cells can be separated using micropillar electrodes.


Help, It Just Doesn't Fit!

(November 14th, 2016) Imagine you find yourself in a catch-22 situation with your PhD thesis. You realise the project is not exactly what you wanted to do. Should you push it further or should you quit? Lab Times contacted a PhD student, who recently made this tough decision.


Science Fun of the Week

(November 11th, 2016) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: The colon choir. 


It’s a Brexit World

(November 10th, 2016) On Tuesday night, an extravagant entrepreneur became president elect of the United States - Thoughts from a Central American postdoc, who recently moved to Texas.


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