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Action Needed to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

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The European Commission needs to take action to reduce pharmaceuticals in the environment and prevent an AMR apocalypse.

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Postdoc Me Now - A "Don't Stop Me Now" Science Parody

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We get it, grad school is hard. That's why we made a whole music video about it. When you get to the end of your PhD, it's time to say, "POSTDOC ME NOW!"

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Antimicrobial Resistance and Food Safety

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a serious health risk to humans and animals in the EU and beyond. This video explains what AMR is and what is being done to reduce the problem.

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Stunning Images from Microscopy

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Download this image gallery to see how a variety of techniques have been used to capture stunning images of the world beyond the naked eye.

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Technology Simultaneously Measures 71 Elements to Tell Liquids Apart

Technology Simultaneously Measures 71 Elements to Tell Liquids Apart

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Method measures inorganic elements from lithium to uranium, creating a “fingerprint” that can distinguish liquids from one another.

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51% of Americans think People Face Serious Health Risk from Food Additives in Lifetime
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Americans are closely divided over health risk from food additives and genetically modified foods.

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Powerful Map Illustrates Worldwide Environmental Degradation
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By comparing 24 years of satellite images, the map helps illuminate disasters such as the shrinking Aral Sea and what motivates 'climate refugees' to flee.

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Rooting in the Genomes of Giants
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Giant virus genomes have been discovered for the first time in a forest soil ecosystem.

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Using Supercomputers to Predict Dispersal of Chemicals and Pollutants
Using Supercomputers to Predict Dispersal of Chemicals and Pollutants
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Motivated by a deadly chemical attack in Syria, researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio are pursuing research that may help save lives during an airborne chemical attack. The team used the Stampede2 supercomputer and innovative computer simulation models to replicate the dispersion of the chemical gas released in the Syrian event, which may help improve evacuation speed during future attacks.

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Care in the Community – How Biofilms Improve Bacterial Survival
Care in the Community – How Biofilms Improve Bacterial Survival
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A single bacterial cell on its own is vulnerable to attack and like many living things they can benefit from safety in numbers. But bacteria take communal living to a whole new level, forming veritable civilizations - the bacterial biofilm.

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High-Throughput LC-MS for Early Drug Screening and Biomarker Detection
High-Throughput LC-MS for Early Drug Screening and Biomarker Detection
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In this article, we explore two novel high-throughput analytical methods based on liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) analysis that can augment early drug screening and biomarker detection in the clinic.

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Exploring the Public’s Perception of Food Fraud
Exploring the Public’s Perception of Food Fraud
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When you go to the shops to buy the weekly groceries, it’s quite likely you’ll find yourself thinking about where your food has come from. Is this organic? Is that free-range? You are perhaps less likely to find yourself wondering, “Is this food fake?”

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Understanding the Lytic Cycle – What Are the Steps?
Understanding the Lytic Cycle – What Are the Steps?
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Bacteriophage (phage) are viruses that specifically infect bacteria. They have a two-phase lifecycle, residing in a dormant state within the host genome (lysogenic cycle) or hijacking the host cellular machinery for their own replication (lytic cycle). Here we will explore the important steps of the lytic cycle.

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Cold Plasma for Seed, Fruit and Vegetable Decontamination and Plant Disease Control
Cold Plasma for Seed, Fruit and Vegetable Decontamination and Plant Disease Control
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An effective way to increase crop yield is to minimize losses to pathogenic microorganisms by improving the disease resistance of crop plants. A recently emerging alternative to conventional methods for improving plant disease resistance is cold plasma.

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