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Biodegradation of Synthetic Plastic in the Marine Habitat

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Ocean plastics have been identified as a serious global health issue. Accumulating data on marine plastics, however, is giving us a better appreciation of the challenges and opportunities that exist for harnessing marine microbes capable of biodegrading plastics to help tackle the marine plastic problem.

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Microplastic Analysis and the Future Detection Landscape

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The full impact that microplastics have on health and the environment is still not well understood, however, mounting evidence regarding their negative effects has made microplastics a topic of interest for scientists, governments and regulatory bodies. We spoke to Kathleen A. Young about microplastics detection techniques and technologies, the importance of standards and how regulations may come to fruition in the years to come.

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What Is Food Crime?

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Experts Ron McNaughton, head of the Scottish Food Crime and Incidents Unit at Food Standards Scotland, and Chris Elliott, professor of food security at Queen's University Belfast and director of the Institute for Global Food Safety, took part in a joint question and answer interview tackling a variety of food crime issues.

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Food Crime Q&A

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Experts Ron McNaughton, head of the Scottish Food Crime and Incidents Unit (SFCIU), at Food Standards Scotland, and Chris Elliott, professor of food security at Queen's University Belfast and director of the Institute for Global Food Safety, took part in a joint question and answer interview tackling a variety of food crime issues.

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Natural Blue Food Coloring Discovered

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A natural brilliant blue coloring has been discovered. The new cyan blue, obtained from red cabbage, could be an alternative to synthetic blue food colorings such as the widely used FD&C Blue No. 1.

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Overfishing Has Not Caused Evolutionary Changes in Cod Populations
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A "first-of-its-kind" study by researchers at Rutgers University and the University of Oslo has found that overfishing is not likely to be causing evolutionary changes and early maturation in the Atlantic cod fish population.

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Urgent Need To Address Air Quality Highlighted by COVID-19
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Studies on pollution, respiratory and health disparities have been reviewed and ambient air pollution has been shown to worsen viral respiratory infections. Now, a similar association between ambient air pollution and worse COVID-19 outcomes has been shown.

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Getting More Cheese for Your Milk
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A study has revealed that the pH of milk should be considered in looking at ways to improve sheep's milk cheese production and yield.

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Teach Me in 10 Hub Page
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At Technology Networks we understand the importance of time. That's why we've launched Teach Me in 10 a video series that challenges scientists to present and summarize their research area, a scientific concept, or technology in ten minutes or less.

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Combating Challenging Separations With Advanced 2D Liquid Chromatography Technologies
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Liquid chromatography (LC) systems are the backbone of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical laboratories. However, with increasingly complex samples and efficiency pressures, scientists are seeking more confidence in their results. Can innovative two-dimensional LC (2D-LC) systems provide the answer?

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The Coronavirus Pandemic
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On December 31, 2019, the first cases of a novel coronavirus were identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Here, we curate a collection of news and content related to what has become the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gas Chromatography
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In this article, we bring together resources from the across the site on gas chromatography, how it works, its pairing with downstream techniques and what its applications are.

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An Overview of Next-Generation Sequencing
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Over the last 56 years, researchers have been developing methods and technologies to assist in the determination of nucleic acid sequences in biological samples. Our ability to sequence DNA and RNA accurately has had a great impact in numerous research fields. This article discusses what next-generation sequencing (NGS) is, advances in the technology and its applications.

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An Introduction to PCR
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Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technique that has revolutionized the world of molecular biology and beyond. In this article, we will discuss a brief history of PCR and its principles, highlighting the different types of PCR and the specific purposes to which they are being applied.

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