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.

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
8:47am
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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