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Cell Culture Basics

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An overview of aseptic techniques

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What’s New in the Food Analysis Toolkit?

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In areas, such as food analysis where detection of contaminants may be imperative to prevent dangers to consumers, speed and reliability is key. We spoke to Tim Jenkins from Waters Corporation, about their coupling of DART to the QDa mass detector with a software solution aimed to enhance compound identification.

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Ready for a change of scenery?

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Get a new perspective on your sample QC with the Agilent 4150 TapeStation system and open up new horizons. Ideal for handling smaller numbers of samples, the system with ScreenTape assays delivers fast, reliable results within any NGS workflow.

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What's With Smelly Wine?

What's With Smelly Wine?

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Aging often improves the flavor of wine, but sometimes the beverage emerges from storage with an unpleasant smell.

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Saliva-based Alzheimer's Test Could be the Future
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Three biomarkers for detecting mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease in saliva samples have been identified.

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Continuous EEG Proves Its Worth in Monitoring Childhood Seizures
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A recent retrospective study evaluating continuous electroencephalography (cEEG) of children in intensive care units (ICUs) found a higher than anticipated number of seizures. The work also identified several conditions closely associated with the seizures, and suggests that cEEG monitoring may be a valuable tool for helping to identify and treat neurological problems in patients who are 14 months old or younger.

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Loss of Tight Junction Protein Promotes Development of Precancerous Cells
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Tight junctions are multi-protein complexes that serve as barriers in epithelial tissues such as the skin or lining of the gut. Loss of a specific tight junction barrier protein, claudin 18, occurs in the majority of gastric cancer patients and is correlated with poor prognosis in patients with advanced gastric cancer.

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A Controversial World-first: Gene-Edited Human Babies

A Controversial World-first: Gene-Edited Human Babies

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A Chinese scientist, He Jiankui, has claimed that he helped make the world-first gene-edited babies: two twin baby girls. Reportedly, he used CRISPR-Cas9 to edit embryos for seven couples during IVF fertility treatment, and engineered the embryos to possess resistance to HIV infection. He Jiankui, from the Southern University of Science and Technology, is now facing investigation over whether the experiment was illegal.

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Data Integrity – Chinese Whispers Will Kill Your Data
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Sharing data is often a bit like passing round a message in chinese whispers - small change and errors can ultimately ruin the data and render it unfit for purpose. Here, we look at data integrity in the context of shared data and introduce some procedures that will mitigate against Chinese Whispers

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Insects – THE New Animal Feed in the EU
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The world population increases and so does the need for food. In order to breed more livestock, naturally, more animal feed is necessary but production of protein rich feed, such as soy and fishmeal are damaging the environment. Several alternatives have been proposed but one in particular seems very promising: insects!

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