We asked students coming from different fields of research what they imagine will happen with laboratories in the future and if they think the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud based solutions will become must-haves for Life Sciences Laboratories. We have gathered some interesting insights from the minds of young generation. Let see what they’ve told us.
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Zika virus has rapidly expanded during the last year in Brazil and currently the outbreaks are occurring in several countries and territories. While following preventive measures is extremely important to limit the spread, finding a reliable field diagnostic test is equally important. And it looks like we got one!
To many, it is coming off as a far-fetched dream, but aerial technology company EHang, and Lung Biotechnology, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical company United Therapeutics, have announced a new collaboration consisting of a 15-year plan to produce and utilize 1,000 unmanned drones for the transportation of manufactured transplant organs.
Nowadays, making and publishing good science just isn’t enough if you want to stand out and increase the impact of your hard work. Thankfully there are tools available online that will help you do just that. Interested in improving your chances of landing collaborators, funding and positions? Read on, this article is for you.
With all the talk about it in the scientific community, there is probably no surprise that this is yet another article discussing CRISPR. However, this may be one of the most profound discussions around the technology as it involves what could arguably be the potential flagship use of the gene editing tool – human therapy.
Lately, a major step forward has been made in using CRISPR technology in neurosciences. Over the past few years, scientists have been using gene sequencing to uncover genes that are important in brain development and in neurological diseases. The next step is to figure out if disrupting these genes can cause any of these diseases.
PCR and qPCR made it to space. Did you know that currently a fully equipped sample-to-result molecular biology laboratory with PCR and qPCR instrument is orbiting the Earth?
One of the hottest trends in life sciences research for the past few years has been the development of subfields of study focused on specific, complex networks within biological systems. These subfields are quite recognizable due to the common suffix ‘-ome’, and there is now an exciting and extensive list of “omes” starting with arguably the grandfather of them all, the genome.