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.

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
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
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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
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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
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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