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The Very First Beat: How a Heart Starts To Pulse

Using microscopes and glowing fluorescent proteins, researchers have been able to examine the developing heart of zebrafish embryos coordinate the very first beat.
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48-Hour Time-Lapse Video Showing Developing Neurons Wins Nikon’s Small World Competition

Dr. Alexandre Dumoulin joined Technology Networks' junior science editor Rhianna-Lily Smith for an exclusive interview to reveal more about their video.
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"Environmental Monitoring in Biopharmaceutical Facilities

In this episode we discuss environmental monitoring, regulations, and introduce the Applied Biosystems MicroSEQ™ Rapid microbial ID system.
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Transforming Flies Into Degradable Plastics

Imagine using insects as a source of chemicals to make plastics that can biodegrade later — with the help of that very same type of bug. That concept is closer to reality than you might expect.
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How Is Ceviche "Cooked?"

What does it mean to have cooked something? Most people are probably thinking cooking involves a heat source to break down proteins. But what about ceviche? No heat is used to “cook” it but it still undergoes a process where proteins are denatured.
An Egyptian mummy.

Recreating the Scent of the Afterlife From Egyptian Mummification Balm

Researchers led by Dr. Barbara Huber have recreated the ancient scent used in the mummification of an Egyptian noblewoman over 3,500 years ago. Dubbed “the scent of eternity,” it will be presented at Denmark's Moesgaard Museum.
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Discarded Aloe Peels Could Be a Sustainable, Natural Insecticide

Scientists report that aloe peels, often discarded as agricultural waste, can ward off bugs, acting as a natural insecticide. They have identified several bioactive compounds in extracts from the peels that deter insects from feasting on crops.
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Stressed About Sample Prep? Agilent can help!

Take a musical journey through the challenges of sample preparation for small molecules, food testing, drug screening, and more. Each verse will show you how to go from sample preparation stress to success.
The Swiss Army Knife of NIR

The Swiss Army Knife of NIR

Check off all the things on your NIR wish list:

- Fourier Transform interferometer for exceptional wavelength accuracy? Check.
- Flexibility to switch between sampling vials, through baggies, or auto-sampling? Check.
- Temperature-controlled liquids module for superior precision? Check.
- Option to sample directly into a drum? Check.
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Burning Forever Chemicals With Water

Forever chemicals are extremely useful in industry, but they can also leak into the environment, your drinking water and your blood. And they last (practically) forever. But now chemists have a new way to destroy them: burning them with water.