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Scouting Out Microparticles in the Battle With Microplastics

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There are many reasons that one might want to detect microparticles in a sample, and equally many sources from which microparticles may be generated. Of growing interest recently is the identification of microplastics, not just in the environment but also in the food chain. We spoke to Harald Fischer, Marketing Director at WITec, about ParticleScout, their latest Raman-based solution for rapid identification of microparticles, and the role it can play in assisting microplastic studies.

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Arming Brewers With Tools to Ensure Better Beers

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For any brewer, ensuring your product is high quality and consistent is imperative to maintaining ongoing success and reputation. We spoke to Manas Sawant, Sr. Product Manager, UV-Vis Spectroscopy at Thermo Fisher Scientific about BeerCraft, their latest software solution aimed at assisting brewers to achieve quality and consistency in their beers.

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Chemical Mixtures and Food Safety

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Food may contain different chemicals, both natural and man-made and some of them may raise health concerns depending on their toxicity and levels in our bodies. Find out how we assess risks posed by multiple chemicals from one of EFSA's scientists.

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Next generation quality assessment using the NanoDrop One UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

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Identify contaminants and obtain accurate information about both concentration and purity of your DNA, RNA, and protein samples using the Thermo Scientific NanoDrop One Spectrophotometer with built-in Acclaro Sample Intelligence technology. Save time and precious sample. Learn how it works.

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Hyperactive Form of IRAK4 Protein Fuels Cancerous Cells

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An international team of scientists report on a long-overlooked part of a leukemic cell’s internal machinery called the spliceosome, where they found a hyperactive form of a protein called IRAK4 that sends cells on a cancer-causing frenzy.

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Insights on Marijuana and Opioid Use in People With Cancer
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A new study reveals that many people with cancer use marijuana, and rates of use in the U.S. have increased over time.

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Pursuing Hair-restoration Therapy – For Your Inner Ear
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An NIH grant has been awarded to a group studying "crista" – inner-ear vestibular structures that are relatively under-studied, but are crucial for balance. The research group hopes that

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Triple-negative Breast Cancers Can Adopt Reversible State That is Resistant to Chemotherapy
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Researchers have discovered that triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells can develop resistance to frontline, or neoadjuvant, chemotherapy not by acquiring permanent adaptations, but rather transiently turning on molecular pathways that protect the cells.

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8 Ways AI Will Revolutionize Healthcare
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The healthcare sector is always looking for new ways to optimize delivery, cut costs and offer more accurate results. AI has solutions to each of these challenges.

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The Evolving Field of Cancer Biomarkers
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Given the complexity of cancer, it’s arguably unlikely that single molecules will work as clinically meaningful biomarkers for cancer. Today, biomarker discovery involves detecting patterns – characteristics or phenotypes that can be measured and monitored throughout a patient’s journey. Here, we look at two approaches being explored in this evolving field.

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Sensitivity vs Specificity
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When developing diagnostic tests or evaluating results, it is important to understand how reliable those tests and therefore the results you are obtaining are. By using samples of known disease status, values such as sensitivity and specificity can be calculated that allow you to evaluate just that.

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A Further Dimension to Drug Discovery: Combining 3D Culture With iPSCs
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Running in parallel with advances in 3D cell culture is the growing use of human cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells. Researchers are interested in testing drugs in the most physiologically relevant models possible, so it was only a matter of time before these two approaches converged – providing optimized systems for disease modeling and drug toxicity testing.

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Preclinical Modeling of Tumor Metastasis and Resistance: Current Challenges and New Approaches
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To improve cancer survival rates, pharma and biotech researchers must develop safe and effective therapies to treat not only primary tumors, but also metastatic growths and tumors that have acquired resistance.

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Personalized Nutrition Makes Dietary Advice Easier to Chew
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In an age where advanced high-throughput-omic technologies allow for cheaper and faster screening of the genome, consumer genomics is becoming increasingly mainstream and a growing number of people are opting to purchase genetic tests for a variety of purposes, including personalized nutrition advice.

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