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Exploring multiple dimensions in the forensics of “space candy”

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In #BehindtheScience, Jen travels to Boston University's outdoor research facility, where grad students and law enforcement are trained on crime scene investigation. Is it possible to use one analytical technique to test a variety of different matrices - liquid or solid?

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Postdoc Me Now - A "Don't Stop Me Now" Science Parody

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We get it, grad school is hard. That's why we made a whole music video about it. When you get to the end of your PhD, it's time to say, "POSTDOC ME NOW!"

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Separation in Bioprocessing

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This infographic provides an overview of the processes behind the large-scale purification of biologically-derived products.

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Food Safety in Your Own Hands

Food Safety in Your Own Hands

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A wireless system has been developed that leverages the cheap RFID tags already on billions of products to sense potential food contamination — with no hardware modifications needed.

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Perfecting Technology to One Day Look for Signs of Alien Life
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New observations of a young gas giant demonstrate the power of a ground-based method for searching for signatures of life.

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Cutting the Legs Off Cancer
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Melanoma skin cancer tumors grow larger and are more likely to metastasize due to interactions between a pair of molecules, according to experiments in mice and human cells. The results may restore the potential for a type of cancer therapy previously abandoned in clinical trials.

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Mercury Challenging for Fish Detox
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Long-lived yelloweye rockfish have difficulty detoxifying mercury, which accumulates over time, within sensitive liver cells.

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Care in the Community – How Biofilms Improve Bacterial Survival
Care in the Community – How Biofilms Improve Bacterial Survival
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A single bacterial cell on its own is vulnerable to attack and like many living things they can benefit from safety in numbers. But bacteria take communal living to a whole new level, forming veritable civilizations - the bacterial biofilm.

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Overcoming Western Blot Reproducibility Problems: Tips for Producing More Accurate and Reliable Data
Overcoming Western Blot Reproducibility Problems: Tips for Producing More Accurate and Reliable Data
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This article outlines key workflow steps to help researchers perform better western blots. By executing best practices in these steps – sample preparation, gel electrophoresis, gel transfer, protein detection, and image analysis – researchers can expect good western blot data.

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High-Throughput LC-MS for Early Drug Screening and Biomarker Detection
High-Throughput LC-MS for Early Drug Screening and Biomarker Detection
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In this article, we explore two novel high-throughput analytical methods based on liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) analysis that can augment early drug screening and biomarker detection in the clinic.

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Antigenic Drift vs Antigenic Shift
Antigenic Drift vs Antigenic Shift
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As part of the host-pathogen arms race, viruses are continually evolving to evade the host immune response, be it from previous infection or immunity acquired through vaccination. Here we take a look at the processes of antigenic drift and antigenic shift.

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Through the Looking Glass of Single Cell Proteomics
Through the Looking Glass of Single Cell Proteomics
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To pick apart the differences between individual cells in complex multicellular organisms, we need to look at cells one-by-one. This article takes a look at how several scientists in North America are using single cell proteomics (SCP) technologies to discern disease pathogenesis and enhance directed stem-cell differentiation.

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Exploring the Public’s Perception of Food Fraud
Exploring the Public’s Perception of Food Fraud
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When you go to the shops to buy the weekly groceries, it’s quite likely you’ll find yourself thinking about where your food has come from. Is this organic? Is that free-range? You are perhaps less likely to find yourself wondering, “Is this food fake?”

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