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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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The Science of Survival in Game of Thrones

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This is the world's first peer-reviewed journal article to investigate survival and mortality in Game of Thrones.

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You Can't Smell Metal

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Metal has no odor and you can't smell it. But what are we smelling then? It turns out that it's mostly a chemical called 1-octen-3-one, which is generated when your skin oils react with metal that you've touched.

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Children of Both Young and Old Parents Are at Risk of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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A new study reports that parental age is linked to the risk for the development of neuropsychiatric disorders in children, including autism spectrum disorder; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; obsessive-compulsive disorder; and Tourette's disorder/chronic tic disorder.

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Anxiety Might Be Alleviated by Regulating Gut Bacteria
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Review of studies suggests a potentially useful link between gut bacteria and mental disorders.

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EEG Provides Potential Noninvasive Biomarker of Parkinson's
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A research team has zeroed in on what may be easily detectable markers of Parkinson’s disease.The evidence is in the specific angles and sharpness of electrical waves in unfiltered raw data captured by scalp electroencephalograms of patients receiving treatment for the degenerative disease that slowly damages the central nervous system.

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Supercomputer Helps Digitally Preserve Destroyed Syrian Temple
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Archaeology researchers are benefitting from the University’s first high performance computing (HPC) system. Revolutionising the capacity for data collation, the HPC cluster enables the archaeological team to effectively preserve endangered or destroyed heritage across the world, the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Kathmandu and Notre Dame.

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Cell Migration: Clinical Relevance, Unique Movement Patterns and Driving Technologies

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Cells like to move it, move it! Understanding the mechanisms behind cell migration represents an important piece to the puzzle of many fundamental biological processes and pathologies. This article delves into textbook models of cell migration, recent insights on movement patterns, and highlights the technology driving cell migration research forward.

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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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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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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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