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A Conversation on Immunity

Dr. Jenna Macciochi is a lecturer in immunology at the University of Sussex, where her research centers on understanding the role that nutrition and lifestyle play in human immunity. Technology Networks sat down with Dr. Macciochi to ask: how can we really stay well? What has immunological research taught us about the effects of modern lifestyle on our bodies and what are some of the latest breakthroughs in this field?
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A Degeneration of Trust

Recently, an expose article was published revealing a potential fabrication of data by prominent investigators of Alzheimer’s disease. In this op-ed piece, Michael Kinch explores the catastrophic impact of scientific fraud.
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The Binomial Test

The Binomial test, sometimes referred to as the Binomial exact test, is a test used in sampling statistics to assess whether a proportion of a binary variable is equal to some hypothesized value. In this article, we explore the key features of this test and walk through an example test.

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From Culture Plate to Dinner Plate – The Lingering “Promise” of Lab-Based Meat

In this feature article, Tanaaz Khan explores the "lingering" promise of lab-based, or "cultured" meat. Does it deliver on its promise of being a greener and more ethical alternative to meat?
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Who Was the Father of Modern Plastic Surgery?

In this article, we go back in history to find out more about Harold Gillies – the father of modern plastic surgeries – and the techniques he pioneered.
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Rheology in Food Testing – How a Rheometer Works and What It Can Tell You

This article aims to explain what rheology is, how rheological properties are measured and how those apply to your food.
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Microplastics: What Do We Know About This Emerging Contaminant?

This article will address the emerging issue of microplastics in our food chain, how they get there, what harm they may be causing and what is being done to detect and prevent or limit them.
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The Three Pillars of Plant-Based Food Testing – Functionality, Composition and Safety

In the rapidly growing plant-based food market, characterizing novel ingredients is fundamental to further growth. This article explores how processors can leverage accurate testing and analysis technologies to create scalable processes and high-quality plant-based foods that meet the needs of consumers.
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IR Spectroscopy and FTIR Spectroscopy: How an FTIR Spectrometer Works and FTIR Analysis

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy is a hugely popular technique today. In this article, we consider, what it is, how it works, how to interpret the data and its many applications.
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New Strategies To Detect “Forever Chemicals”

This article discusses some of the most unexpected aspects of PFAS testing and how the practice can grow to test more samples, faster and cheaper, amid growing public concern and regulatory scrutiny.
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