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Next generation quality assessment using the NanoDrop One UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

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Identify contaminants and obtain accurate information about both concentration and purity of your DNA, RNA, and protein samples using the Thermo Scientific NanoDrop One Spectrophotometer with built-in Acclaro Sample Intelligence technology. Save time and precious sample. Learn how it works.

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Toward Novel Computing and Fraud Detection Technologies With On-demand Polymers

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A group is developing ultra-high precision synthetic polymers with precisely controlled chain lengths and monomer sequences. The resulting information-containing macromolecules can be deployed for data storage, anti-counterfeiting and traceability technologies.

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Sensitivity vs Specificity

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When developing diagnostic tests or evaluating results, it is important to understand how reliable those tests and therefore the results you are obtaining are. By using samples of known disease status, values such as sensitivity and specificity can be calculated that allow you to evaluate just that.

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Taking a Closer Look at Microbial-Environmental Interactions With Cryo-EM

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No microbe is an island. Understanding how they interact with each other and their surrounding environment is important to harness their beneficial properties and combat harmful behavior. We spoke to Professor Ariane Briegel about the important role of cryo-EM in these studies.

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Protein Structure Predictions With Deep-learning

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Scientists have used a form of artificial intelligence known as deep learning to predict the 3D structure of effectively any protein based on its amino acid sequence.

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Biosensor Bandage Collects and Analyzes Sweat
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A bandage-like biosensor has been developed that both collects and – in conjunction with a smart phone – analyzes sweat. The device, which could someday help diagnose diseases, is reported in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry.

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Got Cow's Milk Covered
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Milk is a staple of the human diet, full of key nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins. Scientists now report a comprehensive, centralized database of all known bovine milk compounds.

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Managing Meat Demand and Greenhouse Gases
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Humans’ love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions. But a new study evaluates several strategies that could reduce these environmental effects.

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NASA Identical Twin Study Takes Our Understanding of Space Travel to the Final Frontier
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Identical male twins Scott and Mark Kelly - both (now retired) NASA astronauts – spent one year apart as Scott travelled to and inhabited the International Space Station (ISS), whilst Mark stayed at home on earth. Researchers have gained valuable insights from the study results as to the physiological effects of space travel.

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Post-translational Modifications in Biopharmaceuticals
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This article provides insights on the impact of post-translational modifications of biopharmaceutical products on drug development and biotherapeutic formulation.

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Mass Spectrometry is Advancing Cancer Research in Leaps and Bounds
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From picking out cancerous tissue areas during diagnosis, to uncovering novel biomarkers of early detection, mass spectrometry has become an indispensable analytical technique in cancer research.

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Why Insect Meal Will Be the New Feed for Animals in Aquaculture
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Insects as a viable animal feed have been receiving increasing recognition due to their high energy and protein content. With changes in legislation enabling some insect species to be used in feed for animals in aquaculture, we take a look at the current picture.

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Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science
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We recently spoke with Jessica Wade, PhD, a physicist at Imperial College London to learn more about her extraordinary efforts to raise the profile of female scientists and other underrepresented groups in science.

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How the Integration of Lateral Flow Tests and Data Analytics Will Transform Healthcare
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Originally developed as a platform for an over-the-counter pregnancy test, lateral flow tests have a lot more to offer. This article dives into how a digital spin and the integration of data analytics are expected to help lateral flow tests meet the changing demands of data-driven healthcare.

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