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Spot Sample Preparation Mistakes Before They Ruin Your Results

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Did you put the acid in before you digested your samples? Did you put the right acid in?

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Opinionated Science Episode 15: COVID-19 and the Brain: Investigating the “Silent Wave”

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On this episode, the team will discuss how the SARS-CoV-2 virus affects our brain. This podcast will untangle the disparate effects involved, covering everything from a subdued sense of smell to serious brain inflammation and damage.

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Cheers! How to determine sulfur dioxide (SO2) in beer and other liquid samples

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Using the Kjeldahl method for sulfur dioxide determination in alcoholic beverages

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Bottle Prep Releases High Levels of Microplastics Into Baby Formula

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New research shows that high levels of microplastics are released from infant-feeding bottles during formula preparation, with warmer liquids associated with higher levels of microplastic release.

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Gut Bacteria May Be Responsible for Adverse Effect of Parkinson's Drug
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Bacteria in the small intestine can deaminate levodopa, the main drug that is used to treat Parkinson's disease.

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How Can We Get the Best From Biochar?
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The abstract benefits of biochar for long-term storage of carbon and nitrogen on American farms are clear, and now new research from Rice University shows a short-term, concrete bonus for farmers as well.

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Immune Protein Orchestrates Symbiotic Relationship Between Bobtail Squid and Bacteria
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New research revealed that, in the mutually beneficial relationship between with the Hawaiian bobtail squid, Euprymna scolopes, and the luminescent bacterium, Vibrio fischeri, an immune protein called “macrophage migration inhibitory factor” or “MIF,” is the maestro of daily rhythms.

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Stay Up-to-Date With COVID-19 Diagnostics Developments
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Academic and industry groups around the world have been working tirelessly to develop innovative diagnostics to identify infected individuals and help to slow the spread of the virus. Here, you'll find a list of our latest COVID-19 testing-related coverage.

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Stay Up-to-Date With COVID-19 Drug Development
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Whilst the world waits for an effective COVID-19 vaccine to be developed, researchers are working tirelessly to design new drugs and repurpose existing drugs against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

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Personalized Medicine Model Aiming To Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Diseases
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To learn more about the PANDIS model, its aims, and how it can be used to help diagnose and treat patients suffering from a range of conditions spanning from cancers to “mystery chronic diseases”, Technology Networks spoke with PANDIS’s founders, Professor Gilles Guillemin and Catherine Stace.

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What's Your (Metabo)Type? Metabolomics and the Pursuit of Personalized Nutrition
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How do we use the information obtained from metabolomics approaches to move towards personalized nutrition? That's the focus of this interview with Professor Lorraine Brennan, Conway Fellow and principal investigator at the University College Dublin Institute of Food and Health.

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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Automated Facial Recognition in Forensic Science
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Automated facial recognition enables the identification or verification of someone using the unique characteristics of their face and has many applications from law enforcement to security clearance. However, it is not foolproof and may cause a unique set of problems, so careful selection of facial recognition solutions is important.

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Could Overcrowded Cells Kickstart Neurodegeneration?
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An ambitious new research project powered by hitherto inaccessible techniques is investigating whether a crowded cellular environment might have a role to play in the origin of neurodegeneration.

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