Three Stories About Beating Loneliness, New Labs, and AI Responsibility

Laboratory News is our partner magazine and has been a regular part of science life since it was first published in 1971. Laboratory News (Lab news) is a great source of news analysis, comment and detailed technical articles covering a wide range of lab topics.

Below is a collection of the best Lab News articles from the last month which we think do a great job of telling stories we’ve not managed to cover in Lab Horizons but are well worth a read. Click through to read the stories you won’t be disappointed.

Robots ‘offer effective intervention in combatting loneliness and negative emotions’

‘Social’ robots employed during the pandemic to overcome isolation were able to help individuals struggling with isolation, stress and other difficult emotions, claims a new study….read more

Azenta’s Oxford genomics lab to open in March

Azenta Life Sciences has selected Oxford as the location for its state of the art genomics lab opening in early 2024…read more

AI responsibility remains in our hands, warns Ri Christmas Lecturer

Artificial intelligence is a powerful tool for better decision making but the ‘ethical buck’ stops with us, warns leading AI expert and Royal Institution Christmas lecturer, Professor Mike Wooldridge…read more


Matthew has been writing and cartooning since 2005 and working in science communication his whole career. Matthew has a BSc in Biochemistry and a PhD in Fibre Optic Molecular Sensors and has spent around 16 years working in research, 5 of which were in industry and 12 in the ever-wonderful academia.

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