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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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Advance with Confidence: New Zetasizer Pro and Zetasizer Ultra

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This video offers a quick look at the instrument and its new operating software: ZS Xplorer, and explains how the novel technologies and interface can help you to optimize your products and processes, and speed your research and development.

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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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Embryonic 'Signaling Memory' Permanently Alters Differentiation Pathway

Embryonic 'Signaling Memory' Permanently Alters Differentiation Pathway

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Embryonic cells retain a memory of the chemical signals to which they are exposed. Without these memories, cells fail to organize into distinct tissue types.

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Should You Eat a Low-gluten Diet?
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When healthy people eat a reduced-gluten and fiber-rich diet they experience less intestinal discomfort and bloating but this is more likely due to a change in composition of dietary fibers than gluten itself.

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How Parasites Dice with Death
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Resistance to anti-parasitics is a major problem for cattle populations, now researchers are revealing how they do it.

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Rising Sea Levels May Build, Not Destroy, Coral Reef Islands
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Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives.

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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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