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New Analysis Tools for Detecting Food Fraud

This article will discuss current issues in food authenticity, the potential safety implications and the techniques proving pivotal in detecting and preventing fraudulent products from reaching consumers.
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The Importance of Battery Materials Analysis

Batteries must be carefully scrutinized to ensure that they are safe for use. This article will discuss the role that battery materials analysis plays in maintaining the safety and quality of existing batteries and in the development of new and improved types.
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Trends and Advancements in Proteomics

Proteomics methods are now applied across a variety of scientific disciplines. In this article, we explore just some of the recent trends and advancements in high-throughput and single-cell proteomics.
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Applying a Lifecycle Approach to Your Analytical Procedures and Method Validation Programs

Regulatory guidance relating to analytical procedures is in the process of changing to a lifecycle approach to ensure that procedures are suitable for intended use across all phases of the drug development life cycle.
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The Quest To Discover the Cell Types of the Brain

In this article, Mike Hawrylycz, an investigator at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, discusses a large, collaborative quest to discover the different cell types of the brain.
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Oncology Researchers: Are You Getting the Most From Your Digital PCR Data?

This article discusses what good dPCR data looks like, how substandard equipment can detract from data quality and what oncology researchers can do to get high-quality dPCR data that will provide accurate and efficient insight into tumor load.
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The Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Predatory Conferences

Predatory conferences are the ramshackle distant cousin of your regular scientific event, a Fyre Festival of science (without the involvement of Ja Rule). It is getting harder to separate fake conferences from real ones. Given this deluge of dodgy science, we have created a guide to spotting and avoiding predatory conferences.
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Cryo Electron Microscopy: Principle, Strengths, Limitations and Applications

Cryo electron microscopy (cryo EM) has revolutionized our understanding of the intricate molecular machinery that governs life. In this article, we discuss what cryo EM is, how it works, it's strengths, limitations and applications.
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The Power of Respiratory Gas Analysis To Optimize Biopharmaceutical Processes

This article discusses the benefits of real-time gas analysis for monitoring fermentation and cell culture.
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Understanding Battery Types, Components and the Role of Battery Material Testing in Development and Manufacture

Batteries have become an integral part of our everyday lives. In this article, we will consider the main types of batteries, battery components and materials and the reasons for and ways in which battery materials are tested.