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10 Things We Didn't Know Last Week, September 21, 2018

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10 news stories from across the world of science guaranteed to make you sound more interesting

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Novel Technology Unlocks the Power of Positron Emission Tomography, Improving Disease Diagnostics

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We recently spoke to Anton Toutov, Co-Founder and CSO at Fuzionaire, to learn how their radiolabeling platform can be used to improve disease diagnoses and drug discovery efforts. Anton touches on his professional background, his research on catalysis at Caltech, and how the discovery of a fundamentally new way to make and break molecular bonds can be applied to the diagnostics field.

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Imaging in Biology: How Many Words are Cell Images Worth?

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They say 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' Is this true for cell images?

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Fire, Sun or Electricity Powers Hand-held Cancer Detection Device
Fire, Sun or Electricity Powers Hand-held Cancer Detection Device
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Device shows promise as a point-of-care detector of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus in resource-limited settings.

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Ovarian Cancer Biomarker Can Predict Patient Therapy Response
Ovarian Cancer Biomarker Can Predict Patient Therapy Response
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Researchers have identified an independent prognostic factor - cancer/testis antigen 45 (CT45) - and have begun to elucidate it's actions. CT45 is associated with extended disease-free survival for women with advanced ovarian cancer.

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Point-of-care Sensors to Detect Toxic Metals in a Drop of Blood
Point-of-care Sensors to Detect Toxic Metals in a Drop of Blood
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The sensors would allow rapid detection of metals including manganese and lead, both of which are powerful neurotoxins.

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Marker Indicates Those at Higher Risk from Lethal Fungal Spores
Marker Indicates Those at Higher Risk from Lethal Fungal Spores
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Genetic mutation in humans linked to a 17-fold increase in the amount of dangerous fungal spores in the lungs.

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UK-India Project Combats Infections Threat with Diagnostics
UK-India Project Combats Infections Threat with Diagnostics
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A £3 million interdisciplinary research project is to address the growing threat of drug-resistant infections in India.

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Machine Learning Predicts Risk of Aneurysm
Machine Learning Predicts Risk of Aneurysm
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New machine-learning framework integrates personal genomes and health record data to predict aneurysm risk.

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Three Ways to Turn Life Science Suppliers into Partners
Three Ways to Turn Life Science Suppliers into Partners
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A growing number of life science businesses are turning to greater supply chain collaboration for benefits like accelerated time to market, improved quality, reduced risk and more rapid and widespread innovation. But while 68% of executives in this industry say active and meaningful engagement with suppliers is essential to success, far too many, over a third, struggle to implement it.

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Deciphering the Cancer Proteome
Deciphering the Cancer Proteome
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This article explores the current state of play within the area of cancer proteomics, highlights some of the techniques used to investigate the proteome, and looks at the impact of combining proteomics with other ‘omics’ in relation to cancer research.

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Procalcitonin Measurement for Effective Antibiotic Stewardship
Procalcitonin Measurement for Effective Antibiotic Stewardship
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The accurate identification of bacterial infections is necessary for the fight against antibiotic resistance. This procalcitonin assay is set to aid antibiotic stewardship and improve healthcare outcomes for sepsis patients.

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Scientist Explains How They Un-picked Pick’s Disease
Scientist Explains How They Un-picked Pick’s Disease
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Scientists use Cryo-EM to solve the structure of the frontotemporal dementia-causing tau protein tangles.

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A Micro-revolution with Giant Benefits
A Micro-revolution with Giant Benefits
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With more and more applications of the microfluidics industry becoming apparent, giving scientists the tools they need has never been more important. This article highlights major industries that benefit from microfluidic technology, and provides insights into how demands for microfluidic components are changing.

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UHPLC- Robust Technology Built to Perform
UHPLC- Robust Technology Built to Perform
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Chromatography is the backbone of analytical laboratories with high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) representing the largest portion. Classical HPLC has been challenged - or complemented - in the last decade by ultrahigh performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC).

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