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Freelance Science Writer & Journalist

RJ is a freelance science writer based in Glasgow. He covers biological and biomedical science, with a focus on the complexities and curiosities of the brain and emerging AI technologies. RJ was a science writer at Technology Networks for six years, where he also worked on the site’s SEO and editorial AI strategies. He created the site’s podcast, Opinionated Science, in 2020. RJ has a Master’s degree in Clinical Neurosciences from the University of Cambridge.

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qPortal Offers a Data-Driven Approach to Biomedical Research

We discuss the recently released data management platform qPortal with one of its creators, Christopher Mohr.
Industry Insight

Faster, More Efficient Proteomic Analysis

We spoke to Dr Gary Kruppa, Vice President Proteomics at Bruker Daltonics, about PASEF, a powerful new analysis technique which promises to maximize the potential of proteome analysis using LC-MS.

Protein Recycling Plant Malfunctions in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A new study has joined the dots between a gene variant, the protein it controls, and the painful inflammation that is the hallmark of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

CRISPR-Cas9 Corrects Mutations in Muscular Dystrophy Patients' Cells

A promising technique using CRISPR editing could restore muscle function in up to 60% of DMD patients, authors say.

The Germ and the Gene: Gut Bacteria Research Takes a Step Forward

This article reviews some new developments in our knowledge of how our gut microbiota interacts with our genome.
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Vaping Damages DNA and Increases Lung Cancer Risk In Mice

Vaping and E-Cigarette smoking damages DNA, impairs repair mechanisms makes cells more likely to mutate and become cancerous, a study suggests.

42: The Answer to Life, the Universe and... the Number of Proteins in a Cell?

Scientists have worked out the exact number of protein molecules contained in a cell and the answer seems strangely familiar...

Extra-Resistant Wheat is Created From New Gene Combination

A new combination of different strains of resistant wheat may help farmers avoid a common fungal disease.

The Legos of Life: Primordial Proteins Unveiled

Researchers have worked out the structure of protein progenitor molecules that existed billions of years ago, which may have modern-day uses.
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Industry Insight

Next Generation Sequencing Takes a Leap Forward in 2018

We spoke to Thermo Fisher Scientific's Andy Felton to find out more about the latest advancements in Next Generation Sequencing.