Building a Unique Lateral Flow Assay

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We will also touch on the complexities that come into play during assay design focusing on when user requirements are combined with design requirements and the physical limitations of reagents, membranes, and other components.

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Cancer Stem Cells Redefine How We Think About Cancer

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Cancer stem cells (CSC) can be difficult to define, even for biologists. In order to understand CSCs, cancer itself must be thought of as highly organized – comprised of cancer cells that have a cellular hierarchy.

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New Tools for Combating Antibiotic Resistance

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Antibiotic resistance is a serious health problem, causing illnesses that were once easily treatable with antibiotics to morph into dangerous infections, leading to serious disability or even death. To help fight this growing threat, diagnostics companies are developing new tools and techniques that are playing a crucial role in quickly identifying infectious organisms and preventing the inappropriate use of antibiotics.

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Neural Computer Hears Like Humans

Neural Computer Hears Like Humans

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Modelling the human senses is an incredibly complex task. Our brains arrange cells into complex hierarchies that process information from our surroundings. Now, a group at MIT have created a model of the human auditory cortex that can hear sounds and music in the same way that humans do.

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An Artificial Mole As An Early Warning Sign
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ETH researchers have developed an early warning system for the four most common types of cancer. Should a tumour develop, a visible mole will appear on the skin.

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A New Listeria Species From Costa Rica
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Listeria costaricensis is the official name given to the new bacterial species, discovered in an industrial drainage area in the Costa Rican province of Alajuela.

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Rapid Removal of Arsenic From Drinking Water...By Moss!
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A moss capable of removing arsenic from contaminated water has been discovered by researchers. And it happens quickly – in just one hour, the arsenic level is so low that the water is no longer harmful for people to drink.

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The Future for PCR Diagnostics

The Future for PCR Diagnostics

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The Nobel Prize winning polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique revolutionized molecular biology on its invention in 1986 and it has done the same for medical diagnostics over the last 15 years. Being able to copy and multiply specific target DNA molecules has opened the door to diagnosing diseases across multiple areas quickly, accurately, and as time progresses at lower cost.

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Durham University Seeks to Unlock Mysteries of the Cosmos
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To unravel the mysteries of the cosmos, a team at Durham University is using an ambitious open-source project, dubbed EAGLE-XL, that aims to simulate our entire universe in a level of detail never attempted before.

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Tech Solutions for Drinking Water Analysis
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Improved access to clean and safe drinking water is key for health and survival and has been classified as a human right. Here, we take a look at some of the novel solutions, both hi-tech and low-tech, that scientists are designing to help monitor drinking water source safety.

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Relaxing the Tension Between Publishing and Patenting: Practical Hints and Tips
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In Part 1 we outlined some patent-related ramifications of publishing your research and development prior to filing a patent application. This second part provides you with some practical hints and tips for drafting your paper, helping you to avoid potential issues that can arise.

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