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Automation of Glycan and Peptide Mapping: Leveraging Software to Improve Efficiency and Quality

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Glycan and peptide mapping should be easy to accomplish as part of routine characterization. However, it is often a tedious interpretation process where results can be fraught with risk of errors in transcription and labeling, especially when including MS2 or UV data in addition to MS1.

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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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It’s in the Water: Antimicrobial Contamination and the Environment

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It is hard to imagine a world without antimicrobials. Unfortunately, the lifecycle of an antimicrobial does not end with the human or animal to which it was administered, posing challenges for their removal from the environment.

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CaptSure™ DIY ELISA - Fastest ELISA development without need for plate coating

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CaptSure DIY ELISA is the latest cutting-edge ELISA kit with a built-in system for antibody labeling, enabling the rapid and easy development of in-house ELISAs using any antibody pair while eliminating the need to perform plate coating procedures.

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Is Our World Reshaped by Viruses?

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Recent advances in the field of virology suggest that viruses play a more significant and complex role in life on Earth than previously appreciated, and may be essential to the functioning of diverse ecosystems.

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Preventing Eczema Skin Cracks Could Reduce Allergy Issues
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Many babies with eczema go on to develop food allergies, asthma and hay fever, and researchers say it’s not a coincidence. The cracks caused by eczema weaken the skin barrier, allowing allergens to penetrate the skin and cause a sequence of allergic diseases.

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Thieving Red Algae Steal Genes From Bacteria to Cope With Environmental Stresses
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Ten species of red algae stole about 1 percent of their genes from bacteria to cope with toxic metals and salt stress in hot springs, according to a study.

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Removing Cancer Stem Cells’ "Invisibility Cloak"
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Leukemia stem cells conceal themselves against the immune defense by suppressing a target molecule for natural killer cells.

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In the “Nick” of Time: Researchers Identify a Surprising Behaviour of CRISPR Nucleases
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In a recent academic collaboration, scientists discovered another surprising behavior of the Cas9 and Cpf1 enzymes – a behavior which may have implications when developing novel therapies with CRISPR. We spoke with Brett Robb, the Scientific Director for RNA and Genome Editing at New England Biolabs Inc, and Becky Fu (previously a graduate student at Stanford University and now a Postdoctoral fellow at UCSF) to learn more about their research.

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Novel Clinical Mass Spectrometry Applications: From Bench to Bedside
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Mass spectrometry (MS) was once primarily within the chemist’s domain for molecular structural characterization. MS is now growing in familiarity and popularity for a variety of clinical applications; from laboratory tests for analyte quantification, to diagnostic applications in infectious disease, inborn errors of metabolism, and cancer, including a foray into the surgeon’s suite.

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Inside a “Fake” Conference: A Journey Into Predatory Science
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There is a growing underbelly of conferences that seem like the real thing but have none of the editorial standards expected by academics and have developed a reputation for advertising with fake agendas and high prices. These are "predatory conferences", named after the more well-known sister industry of "predatory publishing. A chance investigation took us inside a predatory conference and has uncovered how predatory science has ensnared scientists at every level.

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Leading Minds Reflect On How the World Feels About Science and Health
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Gauging global attitudes to science and health is no easy task, but it was the goal of The Wellcome Global Monitor – a survey of over 140,000 people aged 15 and older, from more than 140 countries. The findings present an unprecedented view of the relationship between science and society worldwide, which were discussed by leaders at the launch event in Washington D.C.

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Addressing Gender Bias – “It Is Time to End the Tradition in Science of All-Male Speaking Panels”
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Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Director of the National Institutes of Health, has recently directly addressed the issue of underrepresented groups in science: "Too often, women and members of other groups underrepresented in science are conspicuously missing in the marquee speaking slots at scientific meetings and other high-level conferences.”

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What Do We Need? Good Vaccine Design! When Do We Need It? Now!
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The infectious agents that continually assault our bodies are many and diverse. Even just a few decades ago, diseases such as smallpox and typhoid were killing millions every year and some still are. Thankfully for us, at least for some diseases, this picture has changed, and the development of vaccines has played a not insignificant role in this achievement.

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