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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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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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10 Things We Didn't Know Last Week – 10 May 2019

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A wrap-up of the biggest science news from the last 7 days.

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Can eating watermelon improve heart health? We visit U. of Alabama | Behind the Science, S3 Ep9

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Did you know that watermelon is a bioactive superfood? Jen visits the University of Alabama and learns how Kristi Crowe-White is using LC-MS to study how the vitamins and minerals in watermelon can improve cardiovascular health.

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Good Compliance in Minimizing Veterinary Drug Residues in Food

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Monitoring data on the presence of residues of veterinary medicines and contaminants in animals and animal-derived food show high rates of compliance with recommended safety levels.

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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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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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The Evolution of Proteomics - Dr Mikhail Savitski
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Dr Mikhail Savitski, the Team Leader and Head of the Proteomics Core Facility at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, has made several impressive contributions to the proteomics field, including the development of thermal proteome profiling (TPP).

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Before the Storm: How Supercomputers Can Provide Better Weather and Tornado Forecasts
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Severe weather events like tornadoes can cause a huge volume of death and property damage, with little prior notice. Now, a team of researchers are the first to directly use radiance data from a new geostationary weather satellite to help improve the warning time given for tornadoes. This article discovers how their research is harnessing the power of supercomputers to help save lives and improve safety during extreme weather events.

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The Evolution of Proteomics - Dr Evangelia Petsalaki
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Dr Evangelia Petsalaki is a Group Leader at the European Bioinformatics Group, where her research team study human cell signaling in health and disease conditions. Collaborating with teams specializing in MS, imaging and cell biology, their aim is to make both predictive and conditional models so they can anticipate what might happen in a biological network under different conditions.

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