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Air Quality Monitoring

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The quality of the air we breathe is of concern to many, as are the negative impacts that pollutants can have on health in the short term and the lasting effects. Many of us have the potential to come into contact with air contaminants in our day to day lives, so it is vital that efficient monitoring measures are in place to keep us from harm.

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6 Tips for Improving Sample Staining for Flow Cytometry

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Developed initially in the field of immunology, flow cytometry now has applications throughout the biological sciences and beyond. A successful flow cytometry experiment begins with good sample preparation.

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Biosafety and the Agents of Doom

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To combat harmful pathogens it is vitally important that scientists have facilities available that enable them to work on them safely. These facilities should prevent the operator from becoming infected with the agent they are working with and prevent the organism from escaping the laboratory setting and potentially initiating new outbreaks of disease.

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Working Together Helps Phage Overcome CRISPR

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Surprising results show that phage join forces to overcome bacteria’s CRISPR -based immune defenses. Improved understanding of the interactions between phage and their bacterial hosts could help advance phage-based therapies and stimulate viral research.

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Machine Learning Helps Predict Schizophrenia Treatment Outcomes

Machine Learning Helps Predict Schizophrenia Treatment Outcomes

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New research that used a machine-learning algorithm to investigate MRI images of schizophrenia patients has successfully identified response to antipsychotic treatment in 4 out of 5 patients.

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Analytical Tool Predicts Disease-Causing Genes
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Predicting genes that can cause disease due to the production of truncated or altered proteins that take on a new or different function, rather than those that lose their function, is now possible thanks to an international team of researchers that has developed a new analytical tool to effectively and efficiently predict such candidate genes.

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Gene Regulator May Contribute to Protein Pileup in Exfoliation Glaucoma
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Researchers are seeking factors that contribute to protein pileup in exfoliation glaucoma

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‘Good Cholesterol’ May Not Always be Good for Postmenopausal Women
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Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) – also known as ‘good cholesterol’ – according to a study led by researchers in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

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Cell Culture Quality Control: Blissful Ignorance?

Cell Culture Quality Control: Blissful Ignorance?

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How can quality control efforts keep up with the rapid advances in cellular model research? Read on for insights into challenges in recognizing and managing issues in cell culture quality control

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3 Recent Developments in Toxicity Testing
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The early toxicity testing market is witnessing a robust growth in recent years. Here we take a look at some of the recent developments that are playing important roles in this process.

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Memory Pioneer Celebrates Her Centenary
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Brenda Milner who pioneered our understanding of multi-system memory celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend

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From Metabolite to Biomarker: Mass Spectrometry in Diagnostics
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Professor Alain van Gool, Professor of Personalized Healthcare at Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc), in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, helps oversee Radboudumc’s 19 Technology Centers, which span multiple aspects of biomedical science. He also has a rather more specialized position as head of the Translational Metabolic Laboratory (TML).

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