Lauren Scrudato
Managing Editor

Lauren Scrudato is the Managing Editor for Laboratory Equipment Magazine and has been with the team since Sept. 2015. She works with Editor-in-Chief Michelle Taylor to produce two daily e-newsletters and contributes original content to both the online site and print publication. Some of the topic areas she enjoys covering the most include Earth & environmental science, sustainability and food/bev.

She holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY New Paltz and has previous experience as a reporter/photographer for multiple newspapers and lifestyle magazines.

A pigment-based survival trait in modern sea turtles evolved at least 54 million years ago, according to an international team of researchers. The team...
10.19.2017
9:57am
Researchers have identified four genetic links that may help explain why people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) feel triggered to repeat rituals and...
10.17.2017
12:13pm
The Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) bacteria may have killed more than 100 hippos this past week in Namibia, according to the country’s environmental minister....
10.11.2017
1:54pm
Breakfast remains “the most important meal of the day,” according to a new study that found people who skipped out on it had double the risk of developing...
10.9.2017
11:26am
A team of researchers say they are the first in the world to complete a harvest – from sowing and fertilizing all the way through to the actual harvest of the...
10.9.2017
8:40am
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In a proof-of-concept project, researchers from Harvard and MIT showed that “smart” tattoo ink can monitor an individual’s health by changing colors to...
10.2.2017
11:31am
A 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Japan on March 11, 2011, causing a massive tsunami that rose 125 feet over the country’s coast on the same day. Six years...
9.29.2017
11:29am
Dyson – the company best known for its innovative vacuum cleaners and fans – is now setting its sights on developing electric vehicles. Company founder and...
9.27.2017
9:40am
Researchers demonstrated in embryonic frogs that the brain plays an essential role in muscle and nerve development long before movement and other behaviors...
9.26.2017
1:23pm
For the first time in the UK, researchers have used genome editing technology to examine the function of a specific gene in human embryos. The results can...
9.21.2017
1:47pm
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released a report that analyzes the progress that has been made in recent decades on 17 specific health indicators. The...
9.19.2017
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Engineers at MIT have developed a novel technique that would allow multiple doses of a drug or vaccine to be delivered over an extended period of time with...
9.18.2017
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The EPA’s Region 6 Environmental Services Laboratory in Houston, Texas will close when the building’s lease expires in 2020, according to reports. The 41,000-...
9.15.2017
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A team of researchers recorded what they believe to be nightmares in the brains of rats while they slept. The study contends that when rats experience a...
9.13.2017
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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have called on a diverse group of scientists to accomplish an ambitious and complex task:...
9.13.2017
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NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer returned to Earth on Sept. 2 after spending months on the International Space Station as part of Expedition 50/...
9.11.2017
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Subglacial caves in Antarctica may be harboring unknown plants and animals, according to Australian researchers. Soil samples from the caves showed traces of...
9.8.2017
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Sporadic sperm whale strandings have been documented in the North Sea since the Middle Ages, but the latest occurrence prompted a group of researchers to...
9.6.2017
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A new study has found a possible silver lining of the Zika virus, which was officially declared a global health emergency in 2016. The same elements of the...
9.5.2017
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Modern horses, like all known four-limbed, land-based vertebrates, descended from one common ancestor that had legs with five toes. But a new study explains...
8.30.2017
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Taking inspiration from Star Trek’s concept of a holodeck, a team of researchers has created an immersive, 3-D virtual reality system that allows animals to...
8.28.2017
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A new study has found striking differences in the microbiome of traditional hunter-gatherers compared to the bacterial composition in the guts of populations...
8.25.2017
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Mark Ballora, professor of music technology at Pennsylvania State University, is changing the way researchers interpret scientific data by transforming...
8.24.2017
2:13pm
For mobile users who go to Google’s homepage and type terms like “clinical depression,” the search engine will now offer a screening questionnaire to help...
8.24.2017
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A fossilized skull recovered from a river near Charleston, South Carolina belonged to a newly identified species of ancient, toothless dwarf dolphin,...
8.23.2017
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Whether you are a social butterfly or more of a shy homebody may – at least in part – be attributable to your genes. A new study reports that two genes play a...
8.22.2017
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Marian Cleeves Diamond conducted a lifetime of groundbreaking research that led to her being known as a founder of modern neuroscience. Her career as a...
8.18.2017
11:55am
Researchers have found a way to make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) multicolored to improve disease detection by simultaneously injecting two different...
8.17.2017
1:50pm
Researchers have reported a new and potentially more effective way of tracking penguin and other marine animal migrations by using a forensic science analysis...
8.9.2017
11:39am
In an ambitious undertaking, an international team of researchers spent six years developing an evolutionary tree of the world’s flowers to reconstruct what...
8.4.2017
10:01am
A single cubic centimeter of a used kitchen sponge can harbor up to 54 billion bacterial cells, which means there may be more microbes in your kitchen than on...
8.1.2017
8:51am
In an effort to reduce the risk of nicotine addiction and prevent disease and death from long-term cigarette smoking, the FDA is looking to cut the level of...
7.31.2017
12:36pm
A two-month long expedition to solve the mysteries of Zealandia, a “lost” undersea landmass, begins today. Researchers hope to reveal clues about how the area...
7.28.2017
12:56pm
For the first time, researchers were able to detect widespread water within ancient explosive volcanic deposits on the Moon’s surface, which suggests that the...
7.26.2017
8:43am
By 2030, 67 percent of the cancer population will be patients 65 and older, according to the FDA. But older adults, especially those over the age of 75, are...
7.24.2017
2:36pm
A 2-year-old girl who experienced cardiac arrest after a drowning incident in a family swimming pool, and was left with no speech, gait or responsiveness to...
7.21.2017
8:54am
Verily, the life sciences unit of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., plans to release up to 20 million sterile male mosquitoes throughout Fresno County,...
7.20.2017
9:40am
Researchers have applied a quantitative approach to something traditionally thought of as subjective by asking: what qualifies as “beautiful scenery?” The team...
7.19.2017
8:32am
Animals that fall within the “sweet spot” of not being too big or too small in size are also equipped with the advantage of being faster than their predators...
7.18.2017
10:27am
Two researchers from Vanderbilt University had to retract a 2016 paper published in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism after...
7.17.2017
1:14pm
Florida-based company Moon Express – one of the few participants in the Google Lunar XPrize Competition – is now setting its sights on even bigger ambitions:...
7.14.2017
8:30am
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has granted contracts to five research groups and one San Jose-based company to lead the charge in developing an...
7.13.2017
2:36pm
NASA has conducted countless experiments in closed habitats to get a better understanding of how isolation in space may impact human health. Now the agency is...
7.12.2017
1:25pm
Two separate studies, both published in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week, reached similar conclusions: consuming at least a cup of coffee daily was...
7.11.2017
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In addition to impacting mood, lack of sleep may also be affecting children at the cellular level. A new study found that children who got less sleep also had...
7.7.2017
1:16pm
Twenty percent of male fish throughout England’s rivers are “intersex,” according to new research. Fish tested from 50 different sites demonstrated female...
7.6.2017
9:00am
Two researchers have developed a sour beer that is infused with a probiotic strain of bacteria, Lactobacillus paracasei L26. The strain is known to neutralize...
6.30.2017
2:12pm
The New Mexico Department of Health has reported two new confirmed plague cases in Santa Fe County, bringing the total for 2017 to three. The first case was...
6.28.2017
11:41am
Monsanto’s legal woes continue to mount as two separate state-level decisions against the agrochemical company’s products were announced this week. California...
6.28.2017
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Two studies published last week reached conflicting conclusions on the connection between legalized recreational marijuana and its impact on vehicular accident...
6.27.2017
10:57am
A new study found that eating fish at least twice per week correlated with lower rheumatoid arthritis disease activity and less swelling and tenderness in...
6.23.2017
11:55am
Ethiopia is known as the birthplace of Coffea Arabica, the species responsible for more than 70 percent of global coffee production. But the plant – and the 15...
6.21.2017
2:23pm
Managing Editor Lauren Scrudato spoke to Juan F. Medrano, professor of animal genetics, to discuss his work sequencing the gnome of Coffea Arabica and how it...
6.19.2017
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A new study shows that female elk get wiser as they age, and use that wisdom to remain elusive and avoid hunters. Researchers monitored nearly 50 elk in Canada...
6.16.2017
11:55am
One in 10 people across the globe – 107.7 million children and 603.7 million adults – are considered obese, according to a new systematic study. And the...
6.15.2017
8:49am
Drones—Amazon is using them to deliver goods to customers’ doors, while military members are taking advantage of their surveillance capabilities. Now,...
6.13.2017
2:13pm
The ongoing debate on what constitutes a “healthy” level of alcohol consumption may have gotten more complicated, thanks to the results of a newly published...
6.8.2017
4:54pm
Researchers plan to analyze the influence service dogs have on the lives of military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a unique...
6.6.2017
2:15pm
3-D genome assembly technology is changing how scientists create species’ genomes, by speeding up the process and doing it at a much lower cost than previous...
6.5.2017
8:59am
Climeworks, a spinoff company created by two engineers from ETH Zurich, is the world’s first facility to take carbon dioxide from ambient air and sell the...
6.1.2017
11:57am
A new species of transparent frog, also known as “glassfrog,” has been identified by a team of scientists. Specimens of the new species, Hyalinobatrachium yaku...
5.31.2017
9:33am
The deadly diarrhoeal disease cholera has re-emerged in Yemen in the last month. Lacking proper medical care and resources, the country has reported more than...
5.24.2017
2:05pm
The mechanism behind how ladybugs are able to keep their wings strong and rigid during flight, yet elastic enough for compact folding once on the ground hasn’t...
5.23.2017
1:23pm
The initial specimen diversion device (ISDD) is a pre-assembled, sterile blood culture system designed to divert and sequester the initial 1.5 to 2 mL of blood...
5.17.2017
2:07pm
Two compounds normally found in wild plants prevented human sperm from propelling into a woman’s egg and fertilizing it, according to a new study. The results...
5.16.2017
3:02pm
Researchers have teamed up with AI language analysis company Gavagai AB to build a dolphin language dictionary. The startup is a spinoff company from the...
5.12.2017
1:55pm
Researchers analyzed county-level data and records to estimate the average lifespan by U.S. county from 1980 to 2014. The results showed a mix of positive...
5.10.2017
2:35pm
Researchers examined a deceased adult female orca whale that washed up along the shore of Scotland last year and determined that the marine predator may be the...
5.9.2017
2:37pm
A paper published last June in Science that highlighted the dangers of microplastics on fish health has been retracted. An investigation by Sweden’s Central...
5.5.2017
1:10pm
Expanding upon previous research, a University of Missouri veterinary neurologist has found that a biomarker test used to diagnose ALS in humans can also be...
5.5.2017
8:52am
Why are some of us addicted to sugary sweets and treats? A new study says gene variants may be the culprit. Researchers found that individuals with a variant...
5.3.2017
12:57pm
A new survey from the American Heart Association reports that one-third of U.S. adults have had symptoms consistent with a mini-stroke, but only three percent...
5.2.2017
1:30pm
The UK’s Cancer Drugs Fund, established by the government in 2010 to cover the costs of expensive medicines not available by the National Institute for Health...
4.28.2017
2:38pm
NIH Researchers have created the largest and most comprehensive evolutionary tree of dogs by sampling the genes of 1,346 dogs representing 161 breeds—a project...
4.26.2017
1:55pm
An innovative “bio-bag” system developed by a team of doctors mimics the environment of a mother’s womb and could provide the physiologic support premature...
4.26.2017
9:54am
Known as one of the worst disasters to hit Britain’s Royal Navy, the Franklin Expedition involved two ships—the EMS Erebus and HMS Terror—both of which set...
4.25.2017
12:03pm
A first-of-its-kind study involving 18 individuals with severe brain injuries demonstrated a potential link between circadian body temperature variations and a...
4.21.2017
9:21am
The average age of scientists and engineers has increased rapidly, and will continue to do so in the coming decades, according to a recent study. The findings...
4.19.2017
11:16am
The largest 100 metropolitan areas of the U.S. were ranked from 1 to 100 to determine the most appealing markets for STEM professionals, and those with room to...
4.19.2017
9:40am
A new discovery by researchers from the University of Edinburgh could lead to the development of treatments such as eye drops that counter the effects of jet...
4.18.2017
3:20pm
Advances in Raman spectroscopy are enabling researchers to develop better solutions for trace detection of substances such as chemical explosives and toxins.
4.18.2017
8:41am
An unusual spike in elephantiasis cases throughout western Uganda in 2014 and 2015 was caused by prolonged exposure to tiny mineral crystals from people...
4.12.2017
2:41pm
Astronomers announced the discovery of a second “Great Spot” located in Jupiter’s upper atmosphere. The “Great Cold Spot” is almost as large as its long-known...
4.11.2017
2:29pm
A pair of teeth found near the village of Lucca in northern Italy show evidence of the oldest known dental fillings. The cavities were filled with bitumen, a...
4.11.2017
8:44am
Researchers say they can use the “powers of attraction” to combat one of the Great Barrier Reef's worst enemies. The team decoded the genome of the crown-...
4.10.2017
12:57pm
April 7 marks the anniversary of the WHO’s initiation, which was founded in 1948. The organization highlights the date each year by celebrating “World Health...
4.7.2017
11:58am
Historically bacterium like Propionibacterium acnes have been associated with acne problems. But a new study showed that an unbalanced population of bacteria...
4.7.2017
9:38am
Modern studies published in prominent journals are much more difficult to read and comprehend compared to papers published a century ago, according to an...
4.5.2017
2:44pm
The editors of Laboratory Equipment want to start your week off with a smile. So, here's a science joke you might like: Why can you never trust atoms?
4.3.2017
9:47am
Thylacinus cynocephalus, commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger, used to be native to Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea, and was even considered Australia’s...
3.31.2017
2:15pm
A global partnership known as Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator (CARB-X) announced Thursday it will immediately invest $24...
3.30.2017
3:46pm
A 142-page report from the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine concluded in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency continuing...
3.30.2017
9:30am
A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey warns that with limited human intervention, 31 to 67 percent of Southern California’s beaches could fully erode by...
3.29.2017
1:14pm
Researchers have discovered a way to mass-produce red blood cells in the lab, which could potentially allow hospitals and clinics to have an unlimited supply...
3.28.2017
2:28pm
San Francisco-based startup company Memphis Meats announced that it has successfully produced chicken strips made from cultured animal cells, marking another...
3.20.2017
12:17pm
Anheuser-Busch announced its "Bud on Mars' initiative at the South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas this past weekend. The goal: Make...
3.14.2017
11:54am
The South American polka-dot tree frog (Hypsiboas punctatus) exhibits shades of pale green, yellow and red under normal light. But under ultraviolet...
3.14.2017
11:10am
Boaty McBoatface, the latest type of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) developed by the National Oceanography Centre, is preparing for its inaugural research...
3.13.2017
1:37pm
Researchers reported the first birth of a clouded leopard cub from artificial insemination using a frozen semen sample last week. The male cub, who has yet to...
3.6.2017
3:03pm
Researchers tracked two matriarch elephants in Chobe National Park in Botswana for 35 days, and found that the pair survives moreso on “power naps” than longer...
3.3.2017
11:47am
A technique known as laser-stimulated fluorescence imaging has allowed researchers to reconstruct a Jurassic-era dinosaur with unprecedented accuracy. The...
3.1.2017
2:37pm
U.S. adults born in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer compared to those born in 1950—when incidence rates were...
2.28.2017
4:10pm
The stomach-dwelling bacteria Helicobacter pylori is known to cause ulcers and cancer, particularly in Latin America. To understand why this group of countries...
2.27.2017
2:45pm
Chile’s Atacama Desert in the northern Quebrada Camarones region is notorious for having the highest levels of arsenic in the Americas. Exceeding 1 microgram...
2.24.2017
2:46pm
A team of Arizona State University researchers has developed a plan to build millions of wind-powered pumps in a desperate attempt to create more ice in the...
2.24.2017
9:42am
Nonprofit Nexleaf Analytics has partnered with Google.org and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to develop innovative products that safeguard vaccines and other...
2.21.2017
4:21pm
The cockeyed squid (Histioteuthis heteropsis) was first discovered more than a century ago, and its intriguing eye anatomy has been puzzling researchers and...
2.14.2017
12:40pm
Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, and his wife Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician, announced a list of 47 researchers who have been awarded grants totaling...
2.8.2017
4:55pm
Forty million U.S. adults show signs of hearing loss, and many do not even know they have damage, according to a CDC report. Exposure to sounds often heard...
2.8.2017
8:54am
Mark Moore has worked at NASA leading conceptual design studies of advanced aircrafts for the last 30 years. Now, he’s leaving to team up with transportation...
2.7.2017
11:37am
The company Kaléo joins Mylan, the maker of EpiPen, and Martin Shkreli, the former chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals—who have all been ridiculed in...
2.6.2017
4:52pm
Three types of distantly related plants evolved to become carnivorous, but they each took their own independent route to develop these similar traits, a new...
2.6.2017
2:26pm
Modern electrical lighting and the use of handheld devices, combined with limited exposure to natural daylight, is delaying humans’ circadian clocks. But a...
2.2.2017
4:29pm
It’s not just what you eat, but when and how often you eat that can influence your overall health. Missing breakfast, and indulging in “emotional” eating...
2.1.2017
11:57am
Depression and exhaustion pose similar levels of risk to heart health as other top factors like high cholesterol, obesity and smoking, according to a long-term...
1.30.2017
12:50pm
Astronaut Scott Kelly has been back on Earth for nearly 11 months now after spending 340 consecutive days in space from 2015 to 2016, and researchers have just...
1.27.2017
4:27pm
A 1,700-year-old skeleton buried in Northamptonshire, UK has proven to be a unique discovery for a team of archaeologists. The remains, believed to belong to a...
1.25.2017
12:04pm
An expedition team from India is being sent to re-measure the height of Mount Everest to determine if an earthquake in 2015 caused the giant peak to shrink.
1.25.2017
9:49am
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released the first images from its GOES-16 weather satellite since it launched from Cape Canaveral on...
1.24.2017
12:10pm
A collaboration between numerous governments, philanthropies, pharmaceutical corporations and private companies aims to develop vaccines against infectious...
1.19.2017
12:40pm
A pendant found buried at a former Nazi extermination camp is said to be linked to a possible family member of Anne Frank. The pendant was discovered...
1.19.2017
9:03am
Moon Express, Inc., a private enterprise co-founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, announced that it has secured enough funding to launch a spacecraft to the...
1.18.2017
11:37am
A female zebra shark living in an Australian aquarium switched from sexual to asexual reproduction after being separated from her mate. This surprising event...
1.17.2017
3:08pm
Hundreds of thousands of ammunition rounds are fired and abandoned at U.S. Army training facilities throughout the country and abroad, causing small amounts of...
1.13.2017
3:51pm
A study from Michigan State University states that the number of U.S. households unable to afford water could triple in five years, if water rates continue to...
1.13.2017
9:51am
CVS, one of the nation’s largest drug store chains, has teamed up with Impax Laboratories to offer a generic epinephrine auto-injector that rivals Mylan’s...
1.12.2017
12:57pm
Alcohol is the second most calorie-dense nutrient after fat, so why do we tend to reach for munchies while drinking? A team of scientists set out to answer...
1.11.2017
12:05pm
Researchers developing “mini-brains” in the lab hope to streamline the drug discovery process, reduce animal testing and unlock clues of complex neurological...
1.10.2017
4:14pm
Chimpanzees living in Comoé National Park of the Ivory Coast showcase unique tool-use behavior not observed anywhere else, according to a recently published...
1.10.2017
2:17pm
Larsen C, the fourth-largest ice shelf in Antarctica, is expected to lose nearly 2,000 square miles of ice caused by a giant rift that has grown significantly...
1.6.2017
1:14pm
The Mexican government has teamed up with scientists, veterinary specialists—and now U.S. Navy-trained dolphins—in a last-ditch effort to save a critically...
1.6.2017
9:35am
The mesentery, which was thought to be a series of distinct membranes and fragmented structures in the digestive system, is actually one continuous organ,...
1.4.2017
1:54pm
A “leap second” will be added to the last minute of the year, bumping the final countdown of 2016 to 61 seconds. Similar to leap days, leap seconds are...
12.29.2016
3:25pm
That glass of champagne you’ll sip as a toast to the New Year will have about 1 million bubbles in it – but how do all those bubbles affect the way it tastes?
12.27.2016
4:13pm
How do Inuit populations in Greenland cope with below-freezing temperatures for the majority of the year? They may have inherited a genetic advantage from...
12.23.2016
10:43am
Limusaurus inextricabilis, a small bipedal dinosaur that roamed the Earth 160 million years ago underwent an unusual evolution as it aged – instead of growing...
12.22.2016
2:42pm
Don’t stress over those gray hairs growing in – your dog may be getting them, too. A recent study offers evidence that stress and anxiety can cause premature...
12.21.2016
2:43pm
A recent study is challenging the traditional view of “pregnancy brain.” The popular theory among new moms is typically blamed for bouts of forgetfulness, but...
12.20.2016
1:51pm
An international research team comprised of six evolutionary biologists sequenced the full genome of a tiger tail seahorse, or Hippocampus comes, for the first...
12.15.2016
4:49pm
Moaza Al Matrooshi, of Dubai, is believed to be the first woman to freeze an ovary before puberty and go on to deliver a healthy baby years later using the...
12.15.2016
1:26pm
Reports of babies born with opioid-use related conditions have increased nearly five-fold in the U.S. in the last decade, and a new study shows babies born in...
12.14.2016
12:34pm
Atlantic killifish living in urban estuaries in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and Virginia are defying odds by surviving in waters heavily polluted...
12.12.2016
2:15pm
Internet giant Google is already the biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy. Now the company has announced an even bigger ambition – to run all of its...
12.7.2016
11:26am
This year, the editors of Laboratory Equipment have done all the holiday shopping for you! Check out these 10 entertaining science and technology-themed gifts...
12.6.2016
9:03am
The Food and Drug Administration granted approval Tuesday for large-scale, Phase 3 clinical trials of MDMA, a potent ingredient in street drugs like ecstasy or...
11.30.2016
12:35pm
High tuna consumption has been the source of about 40 percent of mercury contamination in the U.S. diet, but a new study shows levels of the toxin are rapidly...
11.29.2016
1:21pm
Even with modern transportation, daily commutes to work can be a stressful struggle. A new Stanford University shows that the same was true for ancient...
11.23.2016
11:53am
The Marrakech Climate Conference concluded on Friday with an “inspirational” proclamation from 47 of the world’s poorest nations vowing to convert to 100...
11.21.2016
12:14pm
Do you typically view the glass as half full, or half empty? If you’re the latter, your heart may be suffering. An 11-year study found that those who were most...
11.18.2016
11:06am
Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has been outspoken about his concerns with the future of humanity on Earth – including the rising threats of...
11.17.2016
12:09pm
Individuals who appear to recover from West Nile virus are at an increased risk of premature mortality, even years after initial infection, according to a...
11.16.2016
8:47am
A controversial, Frankenstein-esque experiment that would attempt to revive brain-dead accident victims has been deregistered from India’s clinical trial...
11.15.2016
12:24pm
Yeast microbes isolated from the world’s oldest known bottle of beer were used to successfully create a new batch of brew and a few loaves of bread. The 220-...
11.14.2016
12:03pm
The final few months of 2016 offer a unique opportunity to view three supermoons, but Monday’s event will prove to be the best of all three as it will be the...
11.11.2016
8:39am
A new study reports that thousands of years ago, when hunter-gatherer groups started to adopt agriculture, canines evolved to digest a wider variety of foods,...
11.10.2016
10:38am
Ralph J. Cicerone, internationally renowned researcher and 21st president of the National Academy of Sciences died unexpectedly Saturday in his New Jersey home...
11.8.2016
4:00pm
A recent study reports that bonobos, one of our closest primate relatives, begin to show symptoms of deteriorating eyesight at the same stage of their lives as...
11.8.2016
10:58am
A first-of-its-kind comprehensive research initiative hopes to improve the quality of life for the 8.5 million residents of New York City by addressing noise...
11.7.2016
4:04pm
The Canadian military was sent to investigate reports of a mysterious pinging sound last week that seems to be coming from the Arctic sea floor. The “acoustic...
11.7.2016
12:40pm
A study led by Australian researchers has found that the age when symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) first appear is strongly linked with latitude and...
11.4.2016
2:14pm
E/V Nautilus, the 211-foot research vessel that has been exploring the depths of our oceans for the last few years has made another intriguing discovery in the...
11.2.2016
2:44pm
Star Carr is known as one of the most important Mesolithic sites in Great Britain and is home to rare, yet well preserved artifacts. But the area has...
11.1.2016
2:22pm
A domestic cat in Australia tested positive for a drug-resistant strain of salmonella, a first for the country. The bacteria was resistant to about nine...
10.31.2016
12:12pm
The Ross Sea, which has been referred to as the polar “Garden of Eden,” is home to half of the world’s ecotype-C killer whales, also known as Ross Sea orcas,...
10.28.2016
10:56am
La Garma cave in northern Spain has been referred to by archaeologists as a time machine. Due to its exceptional preservation, the cave and its contents help...
10.27.2016
2:14pm
In one of the biggest corporate settlements on record, the German carmaker company Volkswagen has agreed to spend up to $10 billion on buybacks and owner...
10.26.2016
2:15pm
Women worldwide are catching up to their male counterparts in alcohol consumption, according to researchers who analyzed 68 previous studies with a sample size...
10.25.2016
12:04pm
Researchers from Australia have discovered a new way to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions produced by the agricultural industry: adding dried seaweed...
10.21.2016
9:38am
A team of geologists from the U.S. Geological Survey discovered that two major fault lines in the San Francisco Bay Area are connected, suggesting the...
10.20.2016
1:45pm
Peruvian authorities were notified of the sudden death of thousands of Titicaca Water Frogs along the Coata River this week after a local anti-pollution...
10.19.2016
11:16am
Tasmanian devils and other marsupials have peptides in their milk called cathelicidins that are capable of killing off infections and fungi – including the...
10.18.2016
12:03pm
Researchers are challenging the assumption that insects act on instinct, not intelligence. The team showed that bumble bees could learn to pull a string to...
10.10.2016
3:50pm
The Lancet released the most up-to-date analysis on the state of the world’s health, outlined in numerous published papers today. The Global Burden of Disease...
10.6.2016
2:45pm
Researchers from the University of Exeter have discovered that different regional populations of cod may have their own “accents” – which could cause confusion...
10.5.2016
12:11pm
An extensive review of more than 300 studies found insufficient evidence to support claims made by digital “brain-training” game companies that their products...
10.4.2016
11:14am
Expecting mothers experiencing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy may find some comfort in the results of a recent study that backs up the notion that...
9.27.2016
10:57am
Its vibrant colors and exotic features make the lionfish a mesmerizing sight to see. But since the species first appeared along the Atlantic Ocean and the...
9.26.2016
12:04pm
Chinese officials confirmed rumors, which began circulating in June, that the country’s first orbiting laboratory, the Tiangong-1, is expected to crash-land...
9.23.2016
11:43am
Laboratory Equipment's scientist of the week is Kevin McFall, assistant professor of mechatronics engineering at Kennesaw State University, who explains...
9.21.2016
4:12pm
Pieces of 6,200-year-old indigo-blue fabric unearthed at a site in South America have been identified as the oldest known textile decorated with this color in...
9.16.2016
11:15am
Laboratory Equipment's scientist of the week is Tristan Bassingthwaighte, a doctor of architecture candidate at University of Hawai'i Manoa....
9.14.2016
12:23pm
The centuries’ old logic that only an egg cell can be fertilized with a sperm cell to produce a mammalian birth is being challenged in a new study.
9.14.2016
11:16am
It’s long been known that dolphins, who have the highest brain-to-body mass ratio of any creature other than humans, have an advanced form of communication...
9.12.2016
11:31am
Imagine a jug of milk in your refrigerator that turns red when it has spoiled or produce packaging that transmits a warning icon when its shelf life has run...
9.12.2016
8:41am
Seafood mislabeling continues to be a significant issue throughout the world, according to an extensive analysis by the ocean conservation group, Oceana.
9.8.2016
2:39pm
Laboratory Equipment's scientist of the week is Márta Gácsi, ethologist at Eötvös Loránd University. She used an fMRI scanner to image the brains of dogs...
9.8.2016
9:21am
On July 19, 1545 the Mary Rose, one of Henry VIII’s largest warships, sank to the sea bed, leaving 500 people dead. Now, an online platform allows researchers...
9.7.2016
11:45am
After decades of conservation and habitat protection efforts, the giant panda has been re-classified from “endangered” to “vulnerable.” But another popular...
9.6.2016
12:49pm
In response to four confirmed cases of Zika in the Summerville area of Dorchester County, SC, government officials turned to aerial pesticide spraying to...
9.2.2016
11:55am
Laboratory Equipment's scientist of the week is J. David Rogers, of Missouri University of Science and Technology. Rogers explained the weather events...
9.1.2016
8:52am
A group of researchers set out to reveal what is actually going on inside the mind of man’s best friend. After months of training, the team successfully imaged...
8.31.2016
10:53am
A researcher from UT Austin has proposed a new theory about how Lucy, the 3.18-million-year-old adult human ancestor died. Unique fractures suggest that she...
8.30.2016
10:00am
A lightning strike that touched down during a severe storm on Friday killed more than 300 reindeer in Norway’s largest national park, according to officials.
8.29.2016
2:28pm
A test that identifies genetic markers in early stage breast cancer tumors is helping clinicians determine if a patient needs to get chemotherapy treatment or...
8.25.2016
2:27pm
A 183-mile stretch of the Yellowstone River has been closed indefinitely after a lethal parasite killed thousands of fish this month, Montana officials...
8.24.2016
11:22am
The once-pristine marble of the Jefferson Memorial has slowly been darkened by biofilm – a colony of microscopic organisms that have yet to be identified. And...
8.23.2016
12:11pm
Researchers at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich used mice to demonstrate how a new imaging technique can shrink organisms and make them transparent,...
8.22.2016
12:52pm
Ötzi the Iceman, the famed and well-preserved mummy found in a glacier in the Italian Alps in 1991, has provided a wealth of information about the lives of...
8.18.2016
11:58am
Scientists at Queensland University of Technology are the first to film coral’s response to the stress of warming waters.
8.17.2016
4:31pm
Major changes in Chinese society, including a shift toward a more “Western” diet and the rise of urbanization has caused a spike in cardiovascular disease...
8.16.2016
11:48am
A UK-based study showing a more than 30 percent decrease in sperm motility across five purebred dog breeds in a 26-year-period is shedding light on the...
8.10.2016
4:10pm
After testing 3 million compounds, researchers from the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation have found that one – called GNF6702 – was...
8.9.2016
11:24am
Researchers are working together to learn how personalized treatments could lead to improved survival rates for cancer patients.
8.9.2016
8:21am
The Perseid meteor shower is already considered the most active “shooting star” show of the year – and it is expected to get even better.
8.5.2016
8:21am
Laboratory Equipment's Scientist of the Week is Loretta DiPietro PhD, Chair of the Department of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences at Milken Institute...
8.3.2016
9:36am
Alaska’s Saint Paul Island is known as being home to one of the last-surviving populations of woolly mammoths. While most of the world’s mammoths died out...
8.2.2016
4:16pm
For the first time, the CDC has issued a travel warning advising people not to travel to an American neighborhood over concerns of contracting an infectious...
8.2.2016
9:52am
The Yamalo-Nenets region of Western Siberia was quarantined last week due to reports of an anthrax outbreak – the first case in the area since 1941.
8.1.2016
5:07pm
Google’s life sciences unit is teaming up with UK pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline to create Galvani Bioelectronics – a new company that will be devoted to the...
8.1.2016
12:04pm
Researchers have reported that a key source to fighting antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria could be found right in our own bodies. A study identified a...
7.29.2016
11:24am
Male bees exposed to two types of neonicotinoid insecticides – the most widely used in the world – produced fewer living sperm cells than unexposed males,...
7.28.2016
11:48am
As more states in the U.S. begin to jump on board with legalizing medical and recreational marijuana use, the need for standardized testing methods and...
7.28.2016
9:25am
Laboratory Equipment's Scientist of the Week is Karen Marshall, of the University of Sussex. Marshall helped develop a protein that will enable scientists...
7.28.2016
9:10am
Inovio Pharmaceuticals announced Tuesday the dosing of the first subject in a phase 1 clinical trial to test the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of its...
7.27.2016
10:39am
A new Pew Research Center survey found that overall, the American public is more worried than excited by the potential of emerging biomedical technologies such...
7.26.2016
10:58am
The Transport Accident Commission, a government organization in the Australian state of Victoria, has launched an innovative spin on traditional road safety...
7.26.2016
8:52am
The New Zealand government announced what was referred to as “the most ambitious conservation project in the world” on Monday. The goal is to eradicate all non...
7.25.2016
12:22pm
A stunning time-lapse video showing a view of Earth for a full year as seen from a million miles away was released by NASA this week.
7.22.2016
10:29am
The first six months of 2016 were the hottest on record, according to a recent report from NASA. This trend of excessive heat fueled by climate change is...
7.20.2016
12:15pm
A group of mice watched Orson Welles’ 1985 film noir “Touch of Evil” along with other visual stimuli as part of one of the largest and most comprehensive brain...
7.18.2016
12:10pm
The editors of Laboratory Equipment want you to start your week off with a smile. So, here's a science joke you might like: What does a transcriptionally...
7.18.2016
9:52am
Earlier this week, a committee of scientists and ethics professionals convened for the fourth time since the December 2015 International Summit on Human Gene...
7.14.2016
2:45pm
Clinician-scientists are a rare breed – they wear two very important hats that help bridge the gap between basic and clinical science. But an NIH study showed...
7.13.2016
11:59am
The editors of Laboratory Equipment want you to start your week off with a smile. So, here's a science joke you might like: A British biologist walks into...
7.11.2016
1:04pm
What was once considered a type of cancer that primarily affected older adults, smokers and hard drinkers has now been more frequently seen in younger,...
7.8.2016
2:36pm
U.S. states that have legalized cannabis use for medical purposes have seen a significant decline in the number of prescription drugs issued through the...
7.7.2016
1:51pm
Drivers of cars built before 1997 are no longer allowed to hit the roads of Paris during day-time hours on weekdays, according to a new ban issued by...
7.5.2016
12:35pm
Residents in large metropolitan areas all across the country can likely find a clinic offering unapproved stem cell procedures, contends a new study published...
7.1.2016
11:58am
Laboratory Equipment's Scientist of the Week is Guillén Fernandez, of Radboud University Medical Center. Fernandez and a team of researchers conducted a...
6.30.2016
9:07am
A series of violations cited in a federal investigation of New York University’s medical school resulted in the shut-down of eight studies at the psychiatric...
6.30.2016
8:47am
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced the accreditation suspension of the Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory, located in Rio de Janeiro – the host...
6.27.2016
4:56pm
The editors of Laboratory Equipment want you to start your week off with a smile. So, here's a science joke you might like: What's the difference...
6.27.2016
9:04am
The common nighttime ritual of checking your smartphone before bed may actually cause damage to your vision.
6.23.2016
12:03pm
Laboratory Equipment's Scientist of the Week is Elizabeth Fain, of Winston-Salem University. Fain found that Millennials, on average, have significantly...
6.23.2016
9:00am
Elon Musk has built reusable space launch vehicles through SpaceX and produced the world’s first fully electric sports car as the CEO of Tesla Motors. Now the...
6.21.2016
11:16am
The 2016 National Week of Making kicked off on Friday, prompting schools, businesses, libraries and other organizations across the country to celebrate and...
6.20.2016
11:52am
A recent study showed that millennials have significantly weaker hand grip strength, on average, than their counterparts in 1985. The researchers suggest...
6.17.2016
11:59am
Both the benefits and adverse health effects of coffee consumption have repeatedly been popular subjects of study in recent years. But the latest review from...
6.15.2016
10:10am
While conducting an experiment in a laboratory, a researcher from the University of Pittsburg accidently pricked herself with a needle containing the Zika...
6.13.2016
1:03pm
Analysts have quantified the work and successes of the world's top players in innovation using a proprietary data formula.
6.10.2016
4:21pm
A panel of scientists released a report this week that cautions the use of genetically-modified mosquitoes to fight insect-borne diseases like Zika, malaria,...
6.10.2016
11:42am
'Pristine' landscapes simply do not exist and, in most cases, have not existed for millennia–that’s the conclusion of a new study that reviewed...
6.8.2016
1:26pm
For decades, scientists have debated about when and how the first people settled in the Americas. A new study that analyzed bison fossils is offering new clues.
6.7.2016
2:53pm
The massive size, scaled skin and full mouth of dagger-like teeth of the Tyrannosaurus rex have made it one of the most recognizable species of dinosaurs, and...
6.1.2016
1:11pm