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Laboratory News

Treating cancer with bacteria shows promise

In a remarkable study, researchers have shown that injecting bacteria into a cancer tumor helped shrink it. Studies were first carried out on dogs, and then, with interesting results, on a female cancer patient.

CDC anthrax researcher is reassigned

Atlanta - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention takes its first disciplinary action in the wake of the biosecurity oversight that potentially exposed 75 agency scientists to anthrax. The head of the laboratory has been "reassigned."

Lab grown muscle self-repairs

Implanted into mice, scientists show that laboratory reared muscle, made from stem cells, can heal itself after an injury.

Skin cells transformed into functioning liver cells

San Francisco - Scientists have discovered a way to transform skin cells into mature, fully functioning liver cells that flourish on their own, even after being transplanted into laboratory animals modified to mimic liver failure.

Spanish police bust sophisticated marijuana processing lab

Dubbed Operation "Britania", Spain's National Police have busted and dismantled a sophisticated laboratory with 900 marijuana plants in Andújar, Jaén province in southern Spain.

Scientists grow a 'human looking' ear

Scientists used a titanium wire framework to help ears - which look like human ears - and which are made from collagen and sheep cartilage cells, to maintain their shape.

Call for food safety testing to be expanded

Scientists in the U.S. have raised concern that food safety testing does not include screening of toxins produced by certain types of fungi.

Don’t like needles? Scientists develop blood test alternative

A science team have developed an alternative to the needle-prick blood test. The new technology involves simply shining a special light at the skin and could be good news for the needle phobic.

Mars Science Laboratory launches

The Mars Science Laboratory, aboard the rover named Curiosity, launched this morning from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on its way to a rendezvous with Mars in August 2012.

Former lab chimps go outdoors for first time: video

Several chimpanzees who spent years in a laboratory were able to venture out into the daylight recently, many for the first time in their lives, and the event was captured on video.

High school lab technician found guilty of poisoning girl

On Friday, Jared Shreeve, 41, of London, was convicted of administering a poison with intent to injure, aggrieve, or annoy .
 

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Laboratory worker at laminar airflow
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Broad Institute lab
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A primate undergoing experimentation at Covance in Vienna Virginia who were fined for violations of ...
A primate undergoing experimentation at Covance in Vienna Virginia who were fined for violations of the Animal Welfare Act following a PETA investigation that exposed the horrors and cruelty.
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Testing in a laboratory
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Laboratoty technician microbiological analysis
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Scientists at work in Dr Sandle's laboratory
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Laboratory technician testing water samples
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Fungi growing in axenic culture (ascomycetes)
Fungi growing in axenic culture (ascomycetes)
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A primate held in a cage at one research laboratory investigated by PETA
A primate held in a cage at one research laboratory investigated by PETA
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Laboratory technician at work
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Cells in a petri dish
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A technician undertaking a test in Tim Sandle s laboratory
A technician undertaking a test in Tim Sandle's laboratory
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