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The Latest Advances in Metabolomics

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Similarly to other ‘omics’ technologies, the field of metabolomics has experienced substantial growth since the beginning of the century. That growth is thanks to technological advances and the wide range of potential applications that metabolomics has in other fields. In this list we highlight some of the most exciting technologies and applications in metabolomics.

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Newborn Screening

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Neonatal screening is designed to identify newborn babies with conditions that are treatable, but not clinically evident in the newborn period. Download this infographic to learn about one of the most successful public health screening programs to date.

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Immunotherapy Response Prediction in Urothelial Cancer

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While immunotherapy holds great promise for cancer treatment, challenges persist around limited response rate and severe immune-related adverse events. We caught up with Dr. Georg Lautscham, CEO of Protagen, to find out how the prediction of immunotherapy response can be improved for people with urothelial cancer.

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Terabases of sequence data in real time

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PromethION offers the same real-time, long-read, direct DNA and RNA sequencing technology as MinION and GridION, on a much larger scale.

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A Killer on Your Skin

A Killer on Your Skin

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Staphylococcus epidermidis is an ubiquitous colonizer of healthy human skin, but it is also a notorious source of serious nosocomial infections. Now, a new machine learning technique will help predict the risk of developing a serious, and possibly life-threatening S. epidermidis infection.

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Alzheimer's Trafficking Defect Corrected in Rodents
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UT Southwestern researchers have succeeded in neutralizing what they believe is a primary factor in late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, opening the door to development of a drug that could be administered before age 40, and taken for life, to potentially prevent the disease in 50 to 80 percent of at-risk adults.

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Immune System Kept in Check by Protein Police
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Researchers learn how a key transcription factor helps regulate the immune system and could be critical to understanding autoimmune disease and cancer immunosuppression.

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How Anti-psychotic Medications Drive Weight Gain
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About three million Americans take antipsychotic medications for conditions such as bipolar disorder, PTSD and schizophrenia. These medications are vital for mental health, yet many people stop taking them because of the side effects of weight gain and associated metabolic diseases.

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Data Integrity – Miscommunication Will Kill Your Data

Data Integrity – Miscommunication Will Kill Your Data

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Sharing data is often a bit like passing round a message in miscommunication - 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 miscommunication.

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Cell Signaling in Cancer
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This article discusses the relationship between cell signaling and cancer, highlights key signaling pathways involved in cancer, and explores how critical mediators of aberrant signaling can be turned into therapeutic targets for cancer.

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Shedding Light on Wine Fraud with NMR Fingerprinting
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Wine forgery, including adulteration, counterfeiting (e.g. mislabeling/misrepresentation) and intellectual property infringement, takes place on a global scale, but is on the rise in central Europe. To help in the fight against fraud, the industry are turning to NMR fingerprinting to stamp out the problem.

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A (Lab)Step Towards Reproducible Science
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The reproducibility crisis is holding back science. London-based Labstep, a start-up out of Oxford University, think that their tool can help make science more open and reproducible. That claim has now been given some concrete evidence with the announcement that the research contingent of the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM will be trialling Labstep across their Banjul-based facility.

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