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Genomics Assures Customers About the Source of Their Meat

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How can meat processors and retailers assure their customers that the meat they are buying is what is declared on the packaging? A genetic fingerprinting system is now on hand to provide definitive, traceable evidence.

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Neuroscience at Super-Resolution [Image Gallery]

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A gallery of beautiful images of brain cells at the sub-micron level.

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Mass Spectrometry’s Important Role in Identifying Explosives in the Environment

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Explosives, especially when not contained or disposed of correctly, pose a significant hazard to humans, wildlife and the ecosystem. Having the tools to be able to identify their presence and state are therefore key to combating the issue. We spoke to Stanislaw Popiel about the game-changing role that mass spectrometry is playing in the process and some of the challenges that still lie ahead.

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Imaging the Brain at High Spatiotemporal Resolution

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Physics has long employed optical methods to probe and manipulate matter on scales from the infinitesimal to the immense. To understand the brain, we need to monitor physiological processes of single synapses as well as neural activity of a large number of networked neurons. Optical microscopy has emerged as an ideal tool in this quest, as it is capable of imaging neurons distributed over millimeter dimensions with sub-micron spatial resolution.

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A Renaissance for Microflow Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry?

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First developed in the 1970s, recent developments are making microflow liquid chromatography techniques more robust – enticing researchers to revisit the opportunities it offers for more sensitive, high-throughput analyses requiring smaller sample volumes than standard flow techniques.

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Mouse Studies Question "Inhibition" Theory of Autism

Mouse Studies Question "Inhibition" Theory of Autism

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A detailed study of four mouse models of autism challenges the most common assumption about what goes wrong in brain circuits to cause disease symptoms.

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Illegal CRISPR Baby Scientist Scandal: Second Woman Is Pregnant
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An investigation into gene edited human babies was recently conducted by a special team from Guangdong province.

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Stem Cells Grown in Media Free of Animal-derived Compounds
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Research team finds that mesenchymal progenitors can be grown without use of animal-derived compounds, a requirement for therapeutic applications.

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Powerful Microscope Reveals Motility Nanoscaffold
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Using one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, scientists have identified a dense, dynamic and disorganized actin filament nanoscaffold that is induced in response to a molecular signal.

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Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Organization -in the Fruit Fly

Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Organization -in the Fruit Fly

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As many people spent the summer trying to keep the flies away from their fruit-bowls, an international group of scientists published one of the biggest and most important datasets in the field of connectomics to date, the complete 3D electron micrograph volume of the fruit-fly (Drosophila melanogaster) brain.

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Big Data Analysis Approaches for Drug Discovery
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Big data has long been a buzzword in drug discovery, but as analysis methods become more sophisticated, its potential is beginning to be realized. We look at some of the latest advances in big data analysis for drug discovery.

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Synthetic Biology Rewrites the Rules of the Genome
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Synthetic biology (SB) is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of scientific applications. In this article we'll explore work aiming to synthesize genes faster than ever before, expand the genetic alphabet and turn DNA into a storage medium. To this end, we interviewed two leading figures in the field, Emily Leproust PhD, CEO of Twist Bioscience and Floyd Romesberg PhD, a Professor of Chemistry at the Scripps Institute.

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Case Study: Dr. Kaelberer Validates a Neuroepithelial Circuit using Milo
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How does the gut talk to the brain? In this new case study from ProteinSimple, we find out how Melanie Maya Kaelberer, a Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University, is using Single-Cell Western platform Milo to answer the question of how the gut can rapidly communicate with cranial nerves.

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