Discussing the Neurogenesis Debate

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Do we or don't we make new neurons in adulthood? Two recent high-profile papers present conflicting arguments.

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How Automation Can Help Fight Disease

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Research into major diseases is a time-critical field. Automation can help make research faster and more reproducible. In this blog, we discuss the advantages and challenges of incorporating automation into pathology with Coleman Stavish, Proscia Inc's Chief Technology Officer.

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Why is a Molecule Necessary for Penile Erections Important for Brain Cell Communication?

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New research sheds light on neuronal communication and adds more detail to the current picture of brain cell communication at the synapse, and the role of the messenger molecule nitric oxide.

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Introduction to Peptides and Proteins for Bioanalysis Using LC-MS

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Khalid Khan, Senior Manager Business Development, discusses the basic structure of amino acids, peptides, and proteins, including specific examples like monoclonal antibodies. The ionization and fragmentation of peptides and how they differ from small molecules is also discussed.

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DNA Barcodes Help Track Cells

DNA Barcodes Help Track Cells

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Each of our genomes contains millions of one-letter variations called single nucleotide polymorphisms. Researchers have now developed a technique that utilizes these unique features to track cells from different donors.

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Forensic Analysis Sheds Light on Ligament Injuries
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A team have used a forensic approach to reconstruct injuries by examining bone bruises on the knees of 15 men and 15 women with torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL). This showed while women are two to four times more likely than men to tear the ACL in their knee, the cause of this injury is no different between the sexes.

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Dodo’s Violent Death Revealed
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Using revolutionary forensic scanning technology and world-class expertise, researchers have discovered surprising evidence that the Oxford Dodo was shot in the neck and back of the head with a shotgun.

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The Protein Lasso Implicated in Breast Cancer
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Certain types of RNA are implicated in the production of pro-breast cancer proteins. Now, a new study has shed light on the mechanism by which these RNAs manipulate DNA to produce these proteins.

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Cancer Stem Cells Redefine How We Think About Cancer

Cancer Stem Cells Redefine How We Think About Cancer

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Cancer stem cells (CSC) can be difficult to define, even for biologists. In order to understand CSCs, cancer itself must be thought of as highly organized – comprised of cancer cells that have a cellular hierarchy.

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Phenotypic versus Target-based Screening for Drug Discovery
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Target-based screening has been the method of choice in drug discovery for the past two decades, but phenotypic screening is having something of a renaissance. We look at the advantages and applications of both.

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Durham University Seeks to Unlock Mysteries of the Cosmos
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To unravel the mysteries of the cosmos, a team at Durham University is using an ambitious open-source project, dubbed EAGLE-XL, that aims to simulate our entire universe in a level of detail never attempted before.

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Tech Solutions for Drinking Water Analysis
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Improved access to clean and safe drinking water is key for health and survival and has been classified as a human right. Here, we take a look at some of the novel solutions, both hi-tech and low-tech, that scientists are designing to help monitor drinking water source safety.

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