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The Danger of Dioxins - Solutions to Keep Us Safe

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One group of contaminants to the food chain that are getting particular attention are dioxins and related chemicals. We spoke to Fausto Pigozzo, director of workflow development for food and beverage, Thermo Fisher Scientific, about the problems that dioxins pose for consumers and analysts, and how their solutions are improving detection.

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Innate vs Adaptive Immunity

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The immune system is essential to protect us from potentially harmful invaders, and when it weakens or fails it leaves our body vulnerable to attack. Swift responses are essential but equally important are targeted reactions, therefore all aspects of the immune response must be carefully co-ordinated.

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5 Specialized Techniques for Fragment-based Drug Discovery

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In this list, we will discuss the principles of FBDD, how it compares to other drug discovery approaches, as well as highlighting various techniques that allow for lead compound identification with FBDD.

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Software Tool Helps Fight Forest Fires

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A research group at the University of Cordoba is working on a visual tool to determine the behavior of a fire in an area, and to measure the economic losses it causes in a more precise way, evaluating not only the tangible resources, but also the intangible ones too.

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New Open-source Solution for the Analysis of High Content Screening Data
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A new open-source solution for the analysis of high content screening (HCS) data in biomedical research, has been released.

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Putting Concussion Under the Genetic Microscope
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The world’s first study on whether genetic variations are involved in the post-traumatic headache experienced by some people following concussion is underway at QUT, funded by a $250,000 US Department of Defence grant.

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Using Industrial Residues Could Offer Greener Alternative to Cement
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The demand for cement, made by an environmentally damaging process, continues to rise. But now a team have devised a way to produce more environmentally friendly and sustainable alternatives.

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The End of the Error – How Barcode Systems Are Improving Efficiency in Labs

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A key challenge facing biotechnology and pharmaceutical laboratories is how they can reduce mislabeling errors, which can be difficult to spot and have a huge impact on a research project. In this article, Steve Yemm, CEO at digital science and lab informatics company BioData, looks at how barcode labeling can help cut out errors, reduce costs, and increase efficiency in the lab.

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Code of the Wild: A Documentary Film Exploring the Genome Editing Revolution
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In the Code of the Wild documentary film, Cody Sheehy (award winning producer and director) and CRISPR scientist Samira Kiani explore the controversial and secretive world of genetic engineering. In an interview with Kiani and Sheehy, we cover all aspects of Code of the Wild, including the making of the documentary film, the discovery of Jiankui He's experiment that shook the world and the concept of being able to "purchase" a longer life span.

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Endangered Species Day: Mapping Out a Global Struggle
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The effects of climate change and human activity on the planet are more evident than ever before. This article aims to raise awareness of endangered species and highlight what can be done to help.

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The First Winners of the LEA
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The Lipidomics Excellence Award (LEA) was founded to strengthen life sciences through lipidomics. After reviewing the many high-quality submitted projects, the LEA jury has announced the three awardees.

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