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Ongoing UK Research Problems (2) – Gagging Science

(May 30th, 2017) Independent of Brexit uncertainties, Jeremy Garwood reports on a number of other UK government policy changes and plans that are already changing the UK research labscape.

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Science Fun of the Week

(May 26th, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: Eminem in the lab.

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Ongoing UK Research Problems (1) – Government and Science Advice

(May 25th, 2017) Independent of Brexit uncertainties, Jeremy Garwood reports on a number of other UK government policy changes and plans that are already changing the UK research labscape.

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Expert Help

(May 23rd, 2017) The European Science Foundation launched an expert services division called Science Connect last month. Lab Times got in touch with Jean-Claude Worms, the ESF Chief Executive to learn more about this division and the services they offer.

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Run the Experiments (7) - On the Run

(May 22nd, 2017) Here's a new episode of Lab Times' serialised crime story.

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Science Fun of the Week

(May 19th, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: Something straight from the Little Shop of Horrors.

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Olfactory Uniqueness

(May 18th, 2017) Smell is one of our most important senses. But how does it develop? And why are some people more sensitive to certain odours? A UK research team looked into the noses of mice to find out.

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How Will you Behave?

(May 16th, 2017) Can plants learn, do they think ahead? Many would think these are silly questions. Not so Anthony Trewavas, who recently published a preprint on bioRxiv wondering whether plants are sentient.

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Run the Experiments (6) - Caught!

(May 15th, 2017) Here's a new episode of Lab Times' serialised crime story.

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Science Fun of the Week

(May 12th, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: Cinematic eye poking.

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“Half of People in Europe have Glyphosate Residues in their Urine”

(May 11th, 2017) Later this year, the EU will decide about the future of Roundup in Europe. We spoke with biochemist Michael Antoniou, who together with colleagues, recently voiced concern over the use of the herbicide.

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Close your Eyes and Listen to Tumour Music

(May 9th, 2017) Gene expression profiles often look boring and confusing. Perhaps a little music could make data presentation and analysis all the more enjoyable.

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