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NMR Spectroscopy Principles, Interpreting an NMR Spectrum and Common Problems

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a physicochemical technique used to obtain structural information about molecules. In this article, we consider how it works, what it tells you and where it is used.
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An Introduction to Culturing Bacteria

The ability to grow microbes is an essential step in being able to utilize their power, identify harmful culprits and advance our understanding and capabilities. In this article, we consider what bacterial culture is, factors affecting culture conditions, common problems and some of the numerous applications.
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Molecules, Mountains and Making the World a Better Place

Technology Networks recently interviewed Dr. Arlene Blum, renowned mountaineer and director of the Green Science Policy Institute. In this interview, she recalls some of her greatest achievements, advises how we can work to reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals and how to communicate science to create change.
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Pyrolysis-GC-MS: A Powerful Tool for Microplastics Analysis

In this article, we explore py-GC-MS, how it can be used in the field of microplastic analysis and the advantages it may offer over traditional methods based on microscopy or spectroscopy.
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Western Blot Procedures, Analysis and Purpose

There are many reasons you may need to determine the presence (or absence) and size of a given protein within a sample, potentially against a background of many others. The western blot is one such technique that offers these capabilities. In this article, we discuss what western blots are, how they are performed, what they show us and how they differ to related techniques.
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Teach Me in 10 Hub Page

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 10 minutes or less.
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All Cancers, Great and Small

We might think of cancer as a uniquely human disease, but studying tumors across the animal kingdom can reveal insights into cancer in our own species.
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Electron Microscopy Techniques, Strengths, Limitations and Applications

Electron microscopy has harnessed the power of physics to allow us to see beyond the limits imposed by visible light. In this article, we explore how electron microscopy works, some of the common techniques and applications and ways the field continues to push the boundaries.
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Scientific Storytelling: It's All About Context

In this interview, Dr. Yotam Ophir discusses the different types of narratives that exist around science, their impact and why retractions should be interpreted as a positive step in scientific progress.
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An Introduction to the Light Microscope, Light Microscopy Techniques and Applications

Today, light microscopy is a core technique in many areas of science and technology. In this article, we explore the basic working principle of light microscopy and discuss some more advanced forms of light microscopy that are commonly used today, comparing their strengths and weaknesses for different applications.
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