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Influenza Virus: Structure, Strains & Infections
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In the early 1900s when ‘Spanish Flu‘ ravaged the global population, the virus was a relatively novel concept. Since then, our knowledge of viruses has come a long way, as has our understanding of how they interact with our immune system.

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Influenza: Pathology, Diagnosis and Prevention
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A century has passed since the 1918 global flu pandemic, aka the ‘Spanish flu’. Back in the early 1900s, the virus was a relatively novel concept. Since then, our understanding of viruses has come a long way, as have our diagnostics tools, and control and preventative strategies.

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Forensic DNA Analysis
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The dawn of forensic DNA analysis has had a large part to play in the evolution of criminal and private investigations. Even the smallest residues can be used to place someone at a crime scene or determine how people are related to one another. Forensic DNA analysis doesn’t stop with people either, law enforcers are using the techniques to combat smuggling of animals and exotic woods too.

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Food Microbiology
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This infographic focuses on the harmful microorganisms that contaminate and spoil our food.

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HPLC vs UHPLC
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Here we highlight some of the key similarities and differences between high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC), and consider some of their many applications.

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Antimicrobial Resistance: A Microscopic Battle Goes Global
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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) has long been a concern for microbiologists. The appearance of antibiotic-proof bacteria and powerful viral strains has dragged AMR into the public’s eye, alongside alarming predictions of its potential impact across all of mankind.

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Air Quality Monitoring
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The quality of the air we breathe is of concern to many, as are the negative impacts that pollutants can have on health in the short term and the lasting effects. Many of us have the potential to come into contact with air contaminants in our day to day lives, so it is vital that efficient monitoring measures are in place to keep us from harm.

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The Monster Lurking Beneath Our Feet
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Increasing pressures of a growing population and changing toilet and kitchen habits are taking their toll on our sewer system. Currently it is estimated that drain clearance costs the UK £80 million a year. Now a supersized fatberg, estimated to be a record breaking 750 meters long, is being removed from under Central London and scientists are getting stuck in to reveal just what is clogging up our drains.

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How Europe Monitors Pesticide Residues In Food
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Crops that have been treated with pesticides may contain chemical residues. To ensure that pesticides are used correctly and their residues do not pose a risk to consumers, legal limits are set in EU legislation. This infographic describes how pesticide residues are monitored in Europe.

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The Dangerous Chemicals Found in Fast Food and Restaurants
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Phthalates belong to a class of chemicals generally found in plastics. A new study suggests that food is a significant and underappreciated source of human exposure to these chemicals.

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