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Sensitivity vs Specificity
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When developing diagnostic tests or evaluating results, it is important to understand how reliable those tests and therefore the results you are obtaining are. By using samples of known disease status, values such as sensitivity and specificity can be calculated that allow you to evaluate just that.

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Taking a Closer Look at Microbial-Environmental Interactions With Cryo-EM
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No microbe is an island. Understanding how they interact with each other and their surrounding environment is important to harness their beneficial properties and combat harmful behavior. We spoke to Professor Ariane Briegel about the important role of cryo-EM in these studies.

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Post-translational Modifications in Biopharmaceuticals
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This article provides insights on the impact of post-translational modifications of biopharmaceutical products on drug development and biotherapeutic formulation.

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Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science
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We recently spoke with Jessica Wade, PhD, a physicist at Imperial College London to learn more about her extraordinary efforts to raise the profile of female scientists and other underrepresented groups in science.

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How the Integration of Lateral Flow Tests and Data Analytics Will Transform Healthcare
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Originally developed as a platform for an over-the-counter pregnancy test, lateral flow tests have a lot more to offer. This article dives into how a digital spin and the integration of data analytics are expected to help lateral flow tests meet the changing demands of data-driven healthcare.

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The Hunt for Therapeutic Antibodies
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Given the clinical success that antibodies (formerly known as “magic bullets”) have facilitated, the drug discovery field continues to search for new therapeutic candidates. This article highlights several techniques used in the process, and touches on current trends driving the field.

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World Yoga Day: Finding the OM in GenOMics
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A recent climb in the number of people taking up a regular yoga or meditation practise has seen the terms “downward dog” and “tree pose” enter the everyday vocabulary of many. Today, on World Yoga Day, people come together across the world to celebrate the unity that yoga brings. However, from a scientific perspective, what evidence exists that supports the benefits of a regular yoga and meditation practise?

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Emerging Technologies in Combating Foodborne Illness
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Rapid and accurate detection of foodborne pathogens is essential to prevent foodborne illnesses and to mitigate the associated economic losses. We take a look at some of the technological advances that are helping to make this happen.

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Recent Advances in Liquid Biopsy for Cancer
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Liquid biopsies for cancer search for evidence of disease biomarkers, the most common of which include circulating tumor cells, cell-free nucleic acids, exosomes, proteins and phosphoproteins. Read on for insights on advances in the field that could revolutionize clinical oncology practice.

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Overcoming Challenges in Biopharma: Transformational Innovation is Key
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Looking at the industry growth and the complexities of biopharma development, it is no wonder that transformational developments are required to better equip laboratories and operations in biopharma.

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