First impressions count – 10 tips for the perfect LinkedIn profile

When May-Britt Moser accepted the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine at the end of last year, she caused quite a stir by wearing a custom-designed gown depicting the grid cells she and her colleagues had discovered. Just a few weeks earlier, another scientist’s appearance had hit the headlines – but, this time, it was […]

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Be the brightest light at Pittcon 2015

Celebrate the International Year of Light (ILY) at Pittcon, the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science! Pittcon 2015, an associate sponsor for ILY and light-based technologies, is fast approaching (8-12 March), and will soon be attracting more than 16,000 attendees from industry, academia and government from over 90 countries worldwide to the […]

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2015 – the year science fiction is set to become science fact

The world of science never stands still and we’ve taken a look at the scientific developments heading our way over the coming year. Following in the footsteps of a host of Hollywood sci-fi blockbusters, this could be the year your favourite fictional gadgets are transformed into reality. Here are four of our favourite film-inspired scientific […]

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Beat the Blue Monday Blues with this seminal infographic

Thanks to marketing, the third Monday in January has become widely known over recent years as the gloomiest day of the year due to a combination of post-Christmas dejection, New Year resolution failures, cold weather, short days and the arrival of unpaid credit card bills. Inspired by Richard Kent’s recommended reading list, this Blue Monday […]

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How science can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions

With the festive season over, New Year’s Resolutions are firmly in people’s thoughts. Early January sees many of us fired up with plans to become healthier, lose weight or try something new. The return to work also sees marketeers facing the 12 months ahead with renewed impetus to maximise annual budgets. Revitalising content marketing strategies, […]

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Star of wonder

At a time when eyes traditionally turn skywards for a glimpse of Santa’s sleigh, it seems particularly fitting that a year of significant scientific breakthroughs is drawing to a close with a firm focus on celestial bodies. In recent weeks, the news has been full of stories about Philae – the European Space Agency’s robot […]

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The Science of Christmas

      Christmas is fast approaching and colleagues around the office are talking about how far they have got with their shopping and humming carols on the way to the printer. As a PR Intern, I’ve been making final travel arrangements for our Christmas party and that got me thinking about the logistics of […]

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Speak out to stand out as the men in white coats return

The speaking programme at this year’s Lab Innovations was certainly the talk of the show (if you’ll excuse the pun). Led by keynote speakers Quentin Cooper and Robin Ince, the programme saw visitors flock to the two seminar theatres to listen to a host of industry experts. It’s great to see such a buzz around […]

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The personal touch … musings from MEDICA

Time was that the In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) section at MEDICA – the annual European trade show for the medical technology industry – occupied four or five of the 17 halls in Düsseldorf. Back then these halls were dominated by large booths displaying the latest mega systems from the ‘big boys’ of the diagnostics world. […]

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