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Alexander Beadle


Alexander Beadle is a science writer and editor for Technology Networks. Prior to this, he worked as a freelance science writer. Alexander holds an MChem in materials chemistry from the University of St Andrews, where he won a Chemistry Purdie Scholarship and conducted research into zeolite crystal growth mechanisms and the action of single-molecule transistors.


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Israeli Firm Commercializes Cannabis Testing “Lab-on-a-desk”  content piece image
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Israeli Firm Commercializes Cannabis Testing “Lab-on-a-desk”

The analyzer is a hybrid testing machine which combines the use of near-infrared spectroscopy technology with visual image analysis and machine learning to accurately characterize the potency of a cannabis sample.
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Cannabis Genome Mapping Beats Human Genome Project Benchmark

A team at Medicinal Genomics have successfully sequenced the cannabis genome at 640kb N50, representing a 28% improvement on the Human Genome Project standard.
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Washington State Prepares for Cannabis Testing and Packaging Law Reform

A list of the proposed rule changes is expected to be published on or after October 31 2018 and will address issues like THC serving limits, packaging requirements, and contaminant testing.
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First Ever Cannabis Product Recalls Announced in California

The first voluntary product recall in California was initiated by the vape cartridge manufacturer, The Bloom Brand, on July 25 and the second by Lowell Herb Co. concerning a batch of their pre-rolled cannabis cigarettes.
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Combining CBD with Chemotherapy Posts Promising Results in Pancreatic Cancer Model

Mice who received a combination of CBD and chemotherapy survived nearly three times as long as the mice given the placebo, and around twice as long as the mice given CBD or chemotherapy alone.

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Variable Accumulation of Bioactive Metabolites Revealed in Medicinal Cannabis

Across four distinct strains it was observed that the flower samples taken from the upper third of the plant had a higher THC content than those at the base of the plant, and in two of the strains tested the difference was equivalent to the upper flowers being around twice as potent as the lower flowers.
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Californian Cannabis Industry Hit by Wildfires

In addition to losses from direct burning as wildfires spread, soot is holding back plant growth whilst fire-borne contaminants continue to pose a risk to consumers.
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British Government Set to Loosen Rules on Medicinal Cannabis

The changes concern the reclassification of cannabis to make it a schedule 2 drug, allowing it to be prescribed by medical professionals and possessed lawfully by anybody with a valid medical prescription.
Techniques and Technologies for Microbiological Contamination Testing  content piece image
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Techniques and Technologies for Microbiological Contamination Testing

The accurate detection of microbial contamination is key to protecting consumer safety and, helping to reduce the environmental burden of pesticide use in the cannabis industry.
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Removing Purple Pigments from Cannabis Prior to Analysis

Novel sample prep blend enables an average recovery of 75.6% for 48 pesticides and 4 mycotoxins whilst also removing purple pigmentation from cannabis samples.
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