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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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New Frontiers in Freezing: Cryopreservation Advances

This article will discuss the challenges associated with cryopreservation and recent developments in the field.
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We Must Keep the Pressure On To Succeed in Global Public Health During COVID and Beyond

This opinion piece discusses the importance of not letting our guard down on infectious diseases, especially in low and middle income countries where developing effective medications that ensure access and affordability is essential.
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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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Radically Rethinking Scientific Publication: The “Octopus” Model

Dr. Alexandra Freeman believes that the major problems associated with research culture in science can be traced back to one source: the current scientific publishing model. In this interview with Technology Networks, she explains why a novel approach, called Octopus, is a logical solution to these issues.
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How To Accelerate Vaccine Production – And Avoid Speed Bumps

In this article, we discuss key challenges in vaccine development scale up, highlighting various strategies for overcoming them.
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Developing Novel Cell Therapies by Rewiring T-Cell Genomes

In a recent Teach Me in 10 episode, Dr. Theo Roth discussed what targeted pooled knock-in screens are, how he is working to accelerate the discovery of cell-based therapies and how this process could reduce the time it takes to transition these therapies from the lab to the clinic.
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Digitization: The Lab of the Future

Technology Networks connected with Dr. Samantha Kanza to discuss the challenges of digitizing a laboratory and why electronic implementation requires more than a just a change of technology.
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An Introduction to Electroporation – A Tool for Transfection and Competent Cell Generation

There are many reasons you may want to deliver something into a cell, be it genetic material or a therapeutic drug, and electroporation is a vital tool to achieve this. In this article, we will consider what electroporation is, how it works and how it’s used.
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Mapping the Body’s Defense System: The Immune Cell Atlas

This article will provide an introduction to the Immune Cell Atlas, highlight some of the research contributing to the project and explore the wider implications of the work.
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