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17th Feb 2017

Economist Espresso: Going viral: bioterrorism

7th Feb 2017

Guardian: cancer drug prices must come down say leading research institutes

2nd Feb 2017

Economist: Food technology: Plant and two veg

2nd Feb 2017

Economist: Pet health care: Furry profitable

18th Jan 2017

BBC: Vaccines for three deadly viruses fast-tracked

18th Jan 2017

Economist: A Wellcome coalition: fighting epidemics

14th Jan 2017

Economist: Medical diagnostics. A cardboard centrifuge separates blood cells from plasma

13th Jan 2017

BBC: Bug resistant to all antibiotics kills woman

7th Jan 2017

Economist: Will artificial intelligence help to crack biology? Silicon Valley has the squidgy worlds of biology and disease in its sights

29th Dec 2016

Nature: How scientists use Slack: Eight ways labs benefit from the popular workplace messaging tool

03rd Oct 2016

Nature Democratic databases: science on GitHub Scientists are turning to a software–development site to share data and code

3rd Sept 2016

Economist Vaccines Putting shots in the locker How to anticipate epidemics

9th Jul 2016

Economist Stem-cell clinics A dish called hope. The flourishing, unregulated industry in expensive, experimental treatments

25th May 2016 

Nature 1,500 scientists lift the lid on reproducibility Survey sheds light on the ‘crisis’ rocking research

21st May 2016

Economist Antibiotic resistance. The grim prospect. The evolution of pathogens is making many medical problems worse. Time to take drug resistance seriously

23rd Apr 2016

Economist Theranos Blood sports Pressure is mounting on a startup that has tried to shake up the lab-test market

19th Mar 2016

Economist: Research publishing Taking the online medicine

Old-fashioned ways of reporting new discoveries are holding back medical research. Some scientists are pushing for change



31st Oct 2015

Economist Theranos The fable of the unicorn. A much-hyped medical startup is suddenly plagued with doubts

27th Jun 2015

Economist Theranos, an ambitious Silicon Valley firm, wants to shake up the market for medical testing

11th April 2015

Economist Medical robotics To the point Researchers find ways to automate the insertion of needles

25th Mar 2015

The New England Journal of Medicine: The Next Epidemic — Lessons from Ebola, Bill Gates

19th Mar 2015

Economist Pandemics An ounce of prevention Crises of infectious diseases are becoming more common. The world should be better prepared

19th Mar 2015

Economist How to stop the next epidemic

21st Mar2015  

Economist Pandemic disease Never again As the Ebola epidemic draws gradually to its close, how should the world arm itself against the risks of insurgent infections?

18th Jan 2015

FT: On strong foundations, UK looks to raise its game in robotics



03rd Dec 2014

Nature: The automated lab: Start-up firms say robotics and software that autonomously record every detail of an experiment can transform the efficiency and reliability of research

6th Sep 2014

Economist Biohackers of the world, unite

28th April 2014  

Nature Male researchers stress out rodents. Rats and mice show increased stress levels when handled by men rather than women, potentially skewing study results


Nature Olfactory exposure to males, including men, causes stress and related analgesia in rodents

19th Oct 2013

Economist Unreliable research: Trouble at the lab. Scientists like to think of science as self-correcting. To an alarming degree, it is not




Nature Troublesome variability in mouse studies. Abstract: We urge greater awareness of the potential genetic and environmental confounds involved in designing and