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The Immune System and Cancer

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There has been an acceleration in our understanding of how cancer evades the immune system, and an explosion in new therapeutics that re-configure the immune system to mount a powerful anticancer response. Download this list to learn more.

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How Does Cold Plasma Enhance Seed Germination and Plant Growth?

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To respond to the growing need for food worldwide, farmers will need new technologies to produce more food from less land. One method recently tested by researchers for its potential to improve germination is cold plasma technology.

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Mya 4 Reaction Station from Radleys - Safe, unattended chemistry round the clock (quick demonstration)

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A 4-zone reaction station from Radleys, offering safe and precise heating, active cooling, software control and data-logging for 24/7 unattended chemistry.

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New Test Diagnoses Lyme Disease Within 15 Minutes

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Rapid diagnostic test for Lyme disease matches and outperforms standard testing approaches; could be used in a clinician’s office.

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Revival of 50,000-Year-Old Gene Reveals How Deadliest Malaria Parasite Jumped from Gorillas to Humans
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In a study published today in PLOS Biology, researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the University of Montpellier have reconstructed a ~50,000-year-old gene sequence acquired by the ancestor of Plasmodium falciparum. The acquisition of the gene sequence enabled the parasite to infect human red blood cells.

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Microbiome Is Shaped by Genetic Differences in the Immune System
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Genetic differences in the immune system shape the collections of bacteria that colonize the digestive system, according to new research by scientists at the University of Chicago.

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Researchers Use Text to Measure Two Hundred Years of Happiness
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After analysing 8 million books and 65 million newspaper articles, researchers have created the first-ever ‘index of national happiness’ going back to 1820.

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Feeling Like a Fraud: Impostor Syndrome in STEM

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Impostor syndrome is experienced by millions of people around the world cross culturally, and describes difficulty internalizing one's accomplishments or abilities, and instead attributing their success to other factors. In this article, we explore the prevalence of impostor syndrome in STEM and the impact it has on the scientific community.

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Francis Mojica: The Modest Microbiologist Who Discovered and Named CRISPR
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Kicking off Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution, Professor Mojica, or "Francis", takes us on a journey back to the original research that, despite being deemed "crazy" by members of the scientific community at the time, led to the CRISPR revolution that is anticipated to edit evolution forever.

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BNA Interview Series: Exploring the Inflamed Mind With Professor Ed Bullmore
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At the British Neuroscience Association's Festival of Neuroscience we were lucky enough to sit down with some influential neuroscientists to discuss their work. In our last interview of the series, we talk to Professor Ed Bullmore on the evidence that connects inflammation and depression, and the possibility that the immune system could be targeted as part of future antidepressant treatments.

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Food and Drink Industry: Does Your Project Qualify for Financial Support?
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There is unrelenting pressure on producers from consumers, regulators and competitors to offer food and drink which is cheaper, healthier, longer lasting and more ethically produced. These influences showcase the need for plenty of research and development (R&D) and fortunately, there is also a substantial budget available, but could your project be missing out?

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