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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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Lab Bubble Product Range

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Overview of the Lab BubbleTM, highlighting the main features of the range of enclosures.

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Next generation quality assessment using the NanoDrop One UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

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Identify contaminants and obtain accurate information about both concentration and purity of your DNA, RNA, and protein samples using the Thermo Scientific NanoDrop One Spectrophotometer with built-in Acclaro Sample Intelligence technology. Save time and precious sample. Learn how it works.

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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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Diabetes: Human Cells Can Also Change Jobs

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UNIGE researchers demonstrate the ease of some human pancreatic cells to make insulin. In diabetes, this type of cell conversion could compensate for the loss or dysfunction of cells that naturally produce this hormone.

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New Machine Learning Method Could Prevent Unnecessary Breast Surgery
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Researchers have found a machine learning method that can predict the likelihood that a high-risk type of breast lesion is cancerous, potentially saving some women from unnecessary surgeries and overtreatment.

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Genetic Influences on Body Fat Distribution
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A new breakthrough identifies multiple genetic variants associated with how the body regulates and distributes body-fat tissue.

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"Lack of Cleaning" in Brain Cells is Central to Alzheimer’s Disease
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An international research team has created a better understanding of Alzheimer's. They have shown that the cleaning system of the brain cells, the so-called mitophagy, is very weakened in animals and humans with Alzheimer's. And when they improve the cleaning system in the animals, the Alzheimer's symptoms almost disappear.

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Pluripotent Stem Cells in Drug Discovery: Can We Stem the Tide of Unsuccessful Drugs?

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Stem cells were first discovered in human cord blood in 1978. Why would we think they can be of more help now? This article delves into reasons behind the sudden interest in stem cells, and highlights how they can be used to advance drug discovery.

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Pharmaceutical R&D Powered by MALDI Mass Spectrometry Imaging
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In order to design and develop new pharmaceutical compounds, the distribution of drugs and their metabolites in tissues must be determined. The emergence of advanced mass spectrometry techniques, such MALDI imaging, have been pivotal in advancing the field.

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