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Food Microbiology

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This infographic focuses on the harmful microorganisms that contaminate and spoil our food.

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10 Things We Didn't Know Last Week - 12 October 2018

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A weekly round-up of the latest news stories.

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How Can We Make Behavioral Science More Reproducible?

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A scientist explains how, by making 'stock' behavioral tasks more accurate, we can improve reproducibility.

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"Waste" Drugs are Damaging the Environment

"Waste" Drugs are Damaging the Environment

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A huge rise in the number of people taking antidepressant drugs is potentially posing a threat to the environment.

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Don't Pick Your Nose!
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Pneumonia-causing bacteria can be spread through picking and rubbing the nose.

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Winner found in Shrimp Talent Quest
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Shrimp help keep fish clean – and scientists have identified the ‘cleaner shrimp’ with the most talent for reducing parasites and chemical use in farmed fish.

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First Ever Acceleration of Electrons in Plasma Waves
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A research team demonstrates a new technique for accelerating electrons to very high energies over short distances.

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Can High-Throughput Technologies Improve Reproducibility in Neuroscience?

Can High-Throughput Technologies Improve Reproducibility in Neuroscience?

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By improving sensitivity in quality control, increasing capacity and throughput, and by improving assay development and measurement, high-throughput technologies are helping to overcome the reproducibility crisis in science.

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Healthcare Interoperability Woes: Three Solutions that Create Optimism
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Healthcare interoperability remains an intractable problem; both healthcare providers and patients feel unease about limited access to medical data, which results in lower care quality and poor patient engagement. Although daunting, these challenges aren’t insurmountable. In this feature, we’ll explore what has been and what could be done to foster the creation of an interoperable infrastructure.

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Understanding the Lytic Cycle – What Are the Steps?
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Bacteriophage (phage) are viruses that specifically infect bacteria. They have a two-phase lifecycle, residing in a dormant state within the host genome (lysogenic cycle) or hijacking the host cellular machinery for their own replication (lytic cycle). Here we will explore the important steps of the lytic cycle.

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A Faster Way to Quantitatively Profile the Lipidome
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The lipidome refers to the totality of lipids in cells. In this article, PREMIER Biosoft's Sanjib Meitei explains how his team developed a new technique that can quantitate and separate lipidome sammples in just 15 minutes.

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