Lauren Scrudato
Former Managing Editor

Lauren Scrudato is the former Managing Editor of Laboratory Equipment. She worked with Editor-in-Chief Michelle Taylor to produce two daily e-newsletters and contributed original content to both the online site and print publication. 

Now more than ever, multi-disciplinary collaborations are fueling the production of large-scale biological projects and research initiatives.
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4.9.2018
9:19am
The CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Lab Network, together with health departments across the nation, found hundreds of instances of dangerous pathogens “hiding in...
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4.4.2018
11:26am
Nearly 1,000 cases of listeriosis have been reported in South Africa since Jan. 1, 2017, resulting in 189 deaths. According to the World Health Organization,...
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4.2.2018
1:42pm
A new study, led by researchers from Canada and Norway, has revealed an unexpected trend — female brown bears are spending an extra year caring for their cubs.
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3.29.2018
1:38pm
A daily birth control pill for men has shown that it is safe for humans, and produced hormone responses consistent with effective contraception, according to a...
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3.21.2018
8:12am
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Science and innovation company 3M conducted its first annual State of Science Index to get a better grasp on the global population’s views and opinions toward...
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3.7.2018
10:42am
Our eyes could reveal more about our health than we realize. Google, in collaboration with its health-tech subsidiary Verily, has developed an AI algorithm to...
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2.22.2018
9:21am
Chronic alcohol users could put themselves at a three-times greater risk of developing dementia, according to new research. The study – the largest of its kind...
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2.21.2018
12:10pm
Japanese Company D&T Farms has developed an organic banana with a peel thin enough to eat, using a unique “freeze thawing awakening” method.
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2.9.2018
2:54pm
About 30 years ago, a freshwater crayfish kept in an aquarium in Germany reproduced without a mate – perplexing both its owner and scientists. Since then,...
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2.8.2018
10:09am
There are more than 47,000 known species of living spiders around the world – but none resemble the 100-million-year-old arachnid creature recently found...
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2.7.2018
8:56am
A variety of evolutionary adaptations allow woodpeckers to drill their beaks into trees at a force of 1,200 to 1,400 g’s thousands of times per day without any...
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2.5.2018
1:46pm
Migraines affect about 1 billion people worldwide, and the onset of symptoms can be debilitating. Now, a study involving more than 50,000 Danish patients has...
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2.5.2018
10:24am
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A 14-year-old captive orca whale named Wikie flaunted the highly intelligent capabilities of her species in a recent study by mimicking human words like "...
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1.31.2018
4:10pm
Researchers at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are taking a slightly different approach to combat the progression of Alzheimer’s by stimulating...
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1.31.2018
11:04am
On Dec. 18, 2005, NASA unexpectedly lost contact with the IMAGE satellite, which was the first satellite mission dedicated to imaging the Earth’s magnetosphere...
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1.30.2018
2:58pm
A new study from researchers at Virginia Tech found that swatting does actually help keep pesky mosquitoes away, no matter how tempting your sweet scent is to...
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1.26.2018
10:59am
The organizers of the decade-long, Google-sponsored Lunar XPrize contest quietly ended it this week without a $20 million winner. Despite not being able to...
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1.24.2018
4:46pm
The South African city of Cape Town has been enduring a series of droughts for the last three years. Now, the city has just over 90 days’ worth of water left...
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1.18.2018
4:16pm
In addition to being relaxing, a 30-minute sauna session produces similar effects to your heart and blood vessels as a moderate workout, a new study indicates.
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1.16.2018
2:58pm
“Baby brain” — which has been reported by four out of five pregnant women — includes increased forgetfulness, trouble concentrating and mental fogginess. But...
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1.15.2018
11:09am
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Avid runners who frequently suffer from lower back pain after going for a jog may finally find some relief in the results of a new study. Researchers used...
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1.11.2018
10:08am
Rising temperatures in the Great Barrier Reef aren’t just leading to coral bleaching – the sea turtle population is experiencing a significant impact as well....
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1.10.2018
9:51am
A French study found that the most common phrases spoken during sleep-talking episodes include profanities and the word "no." The study included 232...
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1.9.2018
9:06am
Scientists may have discovered a solution to combat the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats. The fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, has a major...
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1.5.2018
1:39pm
A total lunar eclipse will take place in the early morning hours of Jan. 31, treating sky gazers in the western half of the U.S. to a stunning show. The...
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1.4.2018
11:28am
A beta draft of the World Health Organization’s 2018 International Classification of Diseases includes “gaming disorder” in a list of recognized mental health...
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12.27.2017
1:28pm
The majority of bad breath cases are the result of either bacteria buildup in the mouth, or simply having a meal filled with garlic or onions. But for others,...
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12.22.2017
11:05am
As the opioid crisis continues to plague the nation, the CDC has now released a report stating the average U.S. life expectancy has dropped for the second year...
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12.21.2017
1:07pm
The National Institutes of Health announced that a “funding pause” on gain-of-function studies involving influenza, SERS and MERS viruses has been lifted. The...
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12.19.2017
1:52pm
Children in Brazil exposed to the Zika virus are suffering from severe health challenges, including seizure disorders, vision and hearing impairments, and...
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12.15.2017
8:18am
The first large-scale study to examine the health of babies born before and after natural gas extraction was introduced in Pennsylvania has found that pregnant...
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12.14.2017
2:10pm
A collaboration between biomedical engineering students and faculty members of the UC Davis Veterinary Hospital’s Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service led to the...
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12.8.2017
2:10pm
Jan Ingenhousz, an 18th century Dutch chemist, biologist and physician, is known for revealing the process of photosynthesis, marking one of the most important...
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12.8.2017
10:58am
The UN Environment Assembly summit concluded with nearly 2.5 million pledges from governments, businesses and individuals to rid the world of pollution. If...
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12.7.2017
1:34pm
Researchers have developed a way to study the effects of psychedelic drugs and psychiatric disorders on the human brain – without the use of any psychedelic...
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12.5.2017
4:58pm
Until now, it was thought that peregrines’ aerial hunting method followed simple geometric rules, but a new study debunks that theory. Peregrine falcons...
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12.5.2017
11:33am
Nonprofit research and development company Draper has created a system that could be incorporated into astronauts’ space suits to help guide them back to a...
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12.4.2017
12:02pm
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12.1.2017
2:20pm