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Stunning Images from Microscopy

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Download this image gallery to see how a variety of techniques have been used to capture stunning images of the world beyond the naked eye.

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Can bones tell us about drug use? How Boston U.. tests solid samples | Behind the Science S3 Ep4

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Jen visits with Sabra Botch-Jones, an assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine's Biomedical Forensic Sciences department at their outdoor decompositional facility to learn how they test skeletal remains for drugs.

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Shedding Light on Wine Fraud with NMR Fingerprinting

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Wine forgery, including adulteration, counterfeiting (e.g. mislabeling/misrepresentation) and intellectual property infringement, takes place on a global scale, but is on the rise in central Europe. To help in the fight against fraud, the industry are turning to NMR fingerprinting to stamp out the problem.

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8 Characters You’ll Find in Every Lab

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In this poster we highlight eight characters you will find in every lab. Which character are you most like?

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Light Shed on Thallium Poisoning Cold Case by Mass Spectrometry

Light Shed on Thallium Poisoning Cold Case by Mass Spectrometry

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A mass spectrometry standardization method has been developed for generating a timeline of thallium poisoning by analyzing the victim’s hair.

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Organic Food Worse for the Climate
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Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required.

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Peeling Off Pesky Biofilms
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Researchers have found a way to cleanly and completely peel off notoriously problematic biofilm sludges.

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Moving to Bioplastics Will Not Necessarily Help Climate Change
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Researchers assesses the potential implications of transitioning to plant-based plastics.

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Insects – THE New Animal Feed in the EU
Insects – THE New Animal Feed in the EU
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The world population increases and so does the need for food. In order to breed more livestock, naturally, more animal feed is necessary but production of protein rich feed, such as soy and fishmeal are damaging the environment. Several alternatives have been proposed but one in particular seems very promising: insects!

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Single-Cell DNA Sequencing Weaves a Way Towards Personalized Cancer Treatment
Single-Cell DNA Sequencing Weaves a Way Towards Personalized Cancer Treatment
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High-throughput single-cell analysis has been regularly acclaimed as a transformative technology for sequencing and a huge step towards the goal of personalized medicine. Will Tapestri, a sequencing platform developed by Mission Bio, be the game-changer in DNA analysis we have been waiting for?

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Light Sheet Imaging Helps Capture Zebrafish Neural Development
Light Sheet Imaging Helps Capture Zebrafish Neural Development
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A video showing the birth of an incredible network of neurons in the nervous system of a Zebrafish has won first prize at the Nikon Small World in Motion Awards, which highlight the best in photography and video captured through the microscope lens. We caught up with researchers behind the video to find out more.

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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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