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6 Modern Applications of Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)

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ICP-OES remains an effective method for conducting elemental analyses on a wide range of samples where the matrix is complex or contains a high level of dissolved solids. In this list we look at the history of ICP-OES, key applications, and what the future holds.

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World-first Artificial Neurons Created To Fight Chronic Diseases

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Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists - a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure chronic diseases, such as heart failure, Alzheimer's, and other diseases of neuronal degeneration.

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The Rise of Low-flow Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry in Biopharma

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To keep pace with progress in the biopharmaceutical industry, other technologies have also needed to advance. Mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography have similarly gained ground, innovating rapidly to meet the challenges and opportunities that this new type of therapeutic brings.

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Whiskey, the Target of Fraud

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Due to the value of high-end quality bottles of whiskey, they are often the target of fraud. Analysts therefore need the tools and techniques to be able to determine the authenticity of products and ensure consumer safety.

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Could Stricter Alcohol Policies Help Reduce Cancer Deaths?

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Scientists from Boston Medical Center and Boston University have revealed a new link between more restrictive alcohol policies and lower rates of cancer mortality.

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Freeze! Scientists Snap Artificial Proteins With Atomic Precision
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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have adapted a technique that enlists the power of electrons to visualize a soft material's atomic structure while keeping it intact.

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Illuminating Gene Expression in Chinese Cabbage
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Researchers have revealed the important role played by the histone modification H3K27me3 in regulating gene expression in Chinese cabbage.

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Brewer's Best Friend Stems From Accidental Encounter
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Pilsner yeast, used to make hundreds of billions of liters of pilsner and other lagers every year, was created from an accidental encounter between two species of yeast.

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Advances in PCR Diagnostics for Cancer and Medical Mycology

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From detecting cancer to microbial infections, and now even fungal infections, PCR has become the gold standard of analyzing gene expression. In this article, we explore how PCR is used as a novel diagnostic strategy to identify clinically important yeast species, as well as to detect mutations that could guide therapeutic decisions for lung cancer patients.

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What is Pharmacovigilance?
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Pharmaceutical drugs are a valuable part of patient care throughout the world. For doctors to adequately care for their patients, drug safety must be monitored and reported from initial testing to everyday use. In this article, we explore the world of pharmacovigilance.

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The Neuroscience of Psychedelic Drugs: Octopuses, MDMA and Healing Social Injury
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In our latest interview series, we discuss the potential of psychedelics to revolutionize clinical neuroscience with thought leaders in the field. In this first interview of our series exploring the Neuroscience of Psychedelics, we talk to Johns Hopkins Associate Professor Gul Dölen, who has spent years exploring the effects of MDMA on the mammalian (and more recently, cephalopod) brain.

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Cutting Through the Headlines: Are Scientists Really Growing Sentient "Mini-brains"?
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Neuroscience 2019, the world’s biggest conference of brain science, finished just over a month ago. In the wake of some particularly inflammatory headlines, we take a closer look at whether claims that new model systems for studying the brain could produce sentience in a jar have any truth to them.

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