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Disease Detectives: Working on the Frontline
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Throughout human history, we have always been at war with infectious agents. In the past, there used to be less sophisticated tools to identify epidemics. Nowadays, more advanced technologies, such as genomic sequencing, are being harnessed to gain information about infectious agents.

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Can Preprints Shake Up Biomedical Publishing?
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Academic publishing has proved stubbornly resistant to change, but preprint servers have started to make their mark. Technology Networks spoke to BiorXiv content lead Samantha Hindle to find out more about how preprints could shake up publishing and give research a new avenue to share their research.

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The Therapeutic Antibody Revolution
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A crucial component of our immune system, antibodies are now the most rapidly growing class of approved biopharmaceutical drugs. We explore the past, present and future of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies.

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How Bad Is the Coronavirus Outbreak Becoming?
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The short answer is, in terms of deaths at least, the current coronavirus outbreak is not as bad as it was initially predicted. However, researchers are working tirelessly as new data becomes available to refine models vital for disease management.

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Latest on Coronavirus Outbreak
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As the novel coronavirus, that originated in Wuhan, China continues its global march, the first two cases have been confirmed in the UK. This brings the number of affected countries to 24, although all 213 deaths have thus far been isolated to China.

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Population Waits With Bated Breath as Coronavirus Continues Its Global March
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Whilst WHO officials are yet to declare the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan a global health emergency, China are taking preventative steps in the face of a growing and spreading caseload.

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What are Progenitor Cells? Exploring Neural, Myeloid and Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells
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In this guide, we explore what progenitor cells are, how they differ from stem cells, and their key properties that makes them useful in the body.

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Global Alarm Over Spread of Novel Coronavirus
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Today an emergency committee convened in Geneva to discuss whether or not the current outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China should be declared a “public health emergency of international concern.”

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Incidence vs Prevalence
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In epidemiology, prevalence and incidence are among the most fundamental measures when it comes to monitoring disease. But do you know what they mean or how and why they are important? This article takes a look at disease prevalence and incidence, what this information tells us and how it can be used.

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2DLC in Food Safety and Traceability
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With so many potential routes for food contaminants, both natural and otherwise, having the tools to detect them, determine the source of the problem and prevent them from reaching the consumer is therefore vitally important. In this article, we explore how 2DLC is being implemented to improve food safety and contaminant traceability.

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