Eggshell Nanostructure and Implications for Food Safety

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How is it that fertilized chicken eggs manage to resist fracture from the outside, while at the same time, are weak enough to break from the inside during chick hatching? It's all in the eggshell's nanostructure.

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Targeted and Untargeted Food Screening

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This infographic looks at food and beverage screening and how analysis, right from the raw ingredients, through processing to the final product, can identify things that you may or may not be expecting to find.

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Nitrogen metabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a systems-based approach

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Previous studies suggested that Mycobacterium tuberculosis obtains nitrogen from a diverse range of intracellular nutrients including amino acids. Here, we use a novel system’s based three-pronged approach to define pathways for uptake and assimilation of nitrogen.

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3 Crucial Tips for Data Processing and Analysis

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So you’ve collected your data and have a nice, clean dataset. Before you start your analyses, you need to get to know your data. Here we’re going to take a look at the different data types, learn to understand them and do calculations with them. By the time you’ve got to the end you’ll be able to put your new skills into practice in your data.

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Answer the challenges of CDS Data integrity - Sterling Pharma Solutions Ltd

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Data integrity continues to be a hot topic for the regulatory agencies in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Efficacy of Insecticide to Prevent Malaria Temperature Dependent

Efficacy of Insecticide to Prevent Malaria Temperature Dependent

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Ambient temperature has a marked effect on the toxicity of the most commonly used insecticides for malaria control, according to a recent study . The results underline the need to evaluate the efficacy of these chemicals under real field conditions.

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Understanding Inflammation From the Inside Out
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Researchers have developed a method that enables them to genetically modify immune cells, multiply them and visualize them in living organisms. The technique will better evaluate and study the the inflammatory process.

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CCTV and Microbial Swabs Showed Where Adults are Going Wrong in the Kitchen
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Given that up to half of foodborne illnesses may come from the home kitchen, understanding food safety practices, and how to prevent this kind of sickness, is absolutely vital. Researchers watched adults in action to identify where they were going wrong.

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Mechanism That Enables Avian Flu Viruses to Infect Humans Discovered
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A team of investigators has found a new mechanism that is critical to the ability of certain avian influenza A viruses to infect humans. The mechanism overcomes a defense that normally protects human cells from infection by avian influenza.

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New Tools for Combating Antibiotic Resistance
New Tools for Combating Antibiotic Resistance
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Antibiotic resistance is a serious health problem, causing illnesses that were once easily treatable with antibiotics to morph into dangerous infections, leading to serious disability or even death. To help fight this growing threat, diagnostics companies are developing new tools and techniques that are playing a crucial role in quickly identifying infectious organisms and preventing the inappropriate use of antibiotics.

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The Future for PCR Diagnostics
The Future for PCR Diagnostics
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The Nobel Prize winning polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique revolutionized molecular biology on its invention in 1986 and it has done the same for medical diagnostics over the last 15 years. Being able to copy and multiply specific target DNA molecules has opened the door to diagnosing diseases across multiple areas quickly, accurately, and as time progresses at lower cost.

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Unease on the High Seas: The Effect of Climate Change on Marine Microbial Ecology
Unease on the High Seas: The Effect of Climate Change on Marine Microbial Ecology
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Microbes play an important role in the marine ecosystem, however, the effects of climate change have the potential to upset this fine balance, leading to increasing issues with cyanobacterial blooms. Exciting work seeks to look at the knock on effects on the marine food web and ways to combat these toxic blooms.

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Novel UPLC - MS/MS Method Detects Mycotoxin, Ochratoxin A, in Food Products
Novel UPLC - MS/MS Method Detects Mycotoxin, Ochratoxin A, in Food Products
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A team of scientists have designed a simplified, sensitive test that can identify the mycotoxin ochratoxin A in food products, which can cause serious harm if ingested.

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Types of Pollution: Have You Considered Pharmaceutical Waste?
Types of Pollution: Have You Considered Pharmaceutical Waste?
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Despite regulation and legislation regarding the methods by which pharmaceutical companies must treat waste water, reports indicate that manufacturers are continuing to discharge untreated or inappropriately treated waste into the environment. The problem is having devastating impacts on human health, the environment and antimicrobial resistance is soaring.

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The Germ and the Gene: Gut Bacteria Research Takes a Step Forward
The Germ and the Gene: Gut Bacteria Research Takes a Step Forward
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This article reviews some new developments in our knowledge of how our gut microbiota interacts with our genome.

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