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Carlotta's Face: One Woman's Story of Overcoming Face Blindness With Art

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This short animated film, co-directed by neuroscientist Valentin Riedl, tells the story of Carlotta, who uses art to overcome a rare brain condition that prevents her from recognizing faces.

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Keeping Up With the Fentanyls

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If the rapid migration of deadly fentanyls wasn’t difficult to keep up with already, they are also evading analysts through their chemistry. Due to an inexpensive and flexible production process, unique versions of the synthetic opioids are regularly cooked up by illicit chemists, creating new dangers for consumers and new headaches for toxicologists.

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Mastersizer 3000: Smarter Laser Diffraction Particle Sizing from Malvern

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The Mastersizer 3000 is the latest generation of the world’s most popular particle sizing instrument.
The particle size analyzer delivers rapid, accurate particle size distributions for both wet and dry dispersions with the minimum of effort. Measuring over the nanometer to millimeter particle size ranges, it packs exceptional performance into the smallest of footprints, bringing operator-independent measurements that every user can rely on.

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ICP-OES vs ICP-MS

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Both inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) are analytical techniques important for the analysis of trace elements in a host of mediums. Download this infographic to learn more about these techniques and their uses.

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Bacteria Detox Using RNAs

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Using a new technique, NAIL-MS, researchers have discovered a novel type of chemical modification in bacterial RNAs. The modification is apparently attached to molecules only when cells are under stress, and is rapidly removed during recovery.

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MRI Detects ADHD With Help of Deep Learning
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Deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence, can boost the power of MRI in predicting attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Researchers said the approach could also have applications for other neurological conditions.

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A New Toolkit Can Identify Microbial Communities and Their Functions
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Study reports a new method of analyzing the codes found in RNA that can delineate human microbial communities and reveal how they operate.

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The Right Mouse Is Key for Huntington's Drug Development
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Scientists evaluated mouse models used for developing new treatments for mood disorders associated with Huntington's disease and recommend which are most relevant and have greater potential for success.

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Scream If You Wanna Go FASTA: Breaking the Bottleneck in Genomic Data Analysis

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In the post-genomic era, the direct cost associated with performing sequencing reactions has diminished, whereas the data processing, storage, management, and interpretation costs have increased exponentially. In this article, we explore how new tools are simplifying the process of genomic data analysis.

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Brexit – Liberation or Limitation for the Life Sciences Sector?
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We’re now somewhere between the second and third attempt at the UK leaving the EU. Yet, as we approach the turn of the year, the future remains opaque. What impact will Brexit have on the life sciences sector?

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Scientists Left Perplexed at Latest Alzheimer’s Drug Data
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In this article, we revisit the many twists and turns of the aducanumab clinical trials and explore the scientific community's response to the latest analysis of the data.

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What is Pharmacovigilance?
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Pharmaceutical drugs are a valuable part of patient care throughout the world. For doctors to adequately care for their patients, drug safety must be monitored and reported from initial testing to everyday use. In this article, we explore the world of pharmacovigilance.

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