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Newborn Screening

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Neonatal screening is designed to identify newborn babies with conditions that are treatable, but not clinically evident in the newborn period. Download this infographic to learn about one of the most successful public health screening programs to date.

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Action Needed to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

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The European Commission needs to take action to reduce pharmaceuticals in the environment and prevent an AMR apocalypse.

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PromethION in action, in labs around the world

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The PromethION is Oxford Nanopore Technologies' largest sequencing device, capable of delivering many terabases of data, in real time, from a single run. Hear how teams across a broad range of applications, based in labs all over the world — US (UCSF, UCD, JCVI and UCSC), China (GrandOmics and Biomarker) and Europe (KeyGene, Genescope and UMC Utrecht) — are using PromethION in their work.

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What’s New in the Food Analysis Toolkit?

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In areas, such as food analysis where detection of contaminants may be imperative to prevent dangers to consumers, speed and reliability is key. We spoke to Tim Jenkins from Waters Corporation, about their coupling of DART to the QDa mass detector with a software solution aimed to enhance compound identification.

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Is Our Water Supply Disrupting the Human Endocrine System?

Is Our Water Supply Disrupting the Human Endocrine System?

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Emerging contaminants in our water system, including pharmaceuticals and personal care products, hormones, perfluorinated alkyls and volatile organics, may pose a threat to both the environment and human health.

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Editing Consciousness: How Bereaved People Control Their Thoughts without Knowing It
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Applying machine-learning techniques for neural decoding, Columbia engineers and psychiatrists are first to show that avoidant grievers monitor even their unconscious thoughts.

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Bacterial ‘Sleeper Cells’ Evade Antibiotics and Weaken Defence Against Infection
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These bacteria persister cells stop replicating and can remain in this dormant, ‘sleeper-cell’ state for days, weeks or even months. When antibiotic treatment has been stopped, if some of these bacterial cells spring back to life, they can trigger another infection.

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Multigene Test Facilitates Targeted Use of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
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New results show that the multigene test used at the university hospital in Munich is indeed helpful in making more targeted use of chemotherapy treatments and thus improves prognosis of breast cancer patients.

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Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Organization -in the Fruit Fly

Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Organization -in the Fruit Fly

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As many people spent the summer trying to keep the flies away from their fruit-bowls, an international group of scientists published one of the biggest and most important datasets in the field of connectomics to date, the complete 3D electron micrograph volume of the fruit-fly (Drosophila melanogaster) brain.

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Insects – THE New Animal Feed in the EU
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The world population increases and so does the need for food. In order to breed more livestock, naturally, more animal feed is necessary but production of protein rich feed, such as soy and fishmeal are damaging the environment. Several alternatives have been proposed but one in particular seems very promising: insects!

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Understanding the Role of BDNF on GABAergic neurotransmission
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Researchers have identified a mechanism by which brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) can suppress GABAergic transmission in hippocampus. In this article, Dr. Rajamani Selvam explains how he and his team achieved these results, and their potential impact on the treatment of neurological disease.

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