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Understanding the Lytic Cycle – What Are the Steps?
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Bacteriophage (phage) are viruses that specifically infect bacteria. They have a two-phase lifecycle, residing in a dormant state within the host genome (lysogenic cycle) or hijacking the host cellular machinery for their own replication (lytic cycle). Here we will explore the important steps of the lytic cycle.

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Chemical Snapshots and Molecular Maps with Mass Spec Imaging
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Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) is a powerful tool increasingly being used in many fields including cancer research, biomarker discovery and drug development. This article explains why MSI is the technique of choice in many labs, discusses its use in research, and covers how some inherent challenges are being addressed.

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Using Therapeutic Antibodies Against Alzheimer’s Disease
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What if immunotherapy was the solution to cure Alzheimer’s disease (AD)? AD represents a major health issue as it affects an increasing number of people each year. The search for a therapy against AD is uncertain. Nevertheless, we can hope that the fast-growing advances in biotechnologies could lead to an improvement in diagnostics and a better understanding of the disease.

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Three Ways to Turn Life Science Suppliers into Partners
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A growing number of life science businesses are turning to greater supply chain collaboration for benefits like accelerated time to market, improved quality, reduced risk and more rapid and widespread innovation. But while 68% of executives in this industry say active and meaningful engagement with suppliers is essential to success, far too many, over a third, struggle to implement it.

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Antimicrobial Resistance – the Rise of Global Superbugs
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Antimicrobials have revolutionized medicine by enabling treatments for diseases that would once have proven fatal, however,they have since proven to be a double-edged sword.

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Lytic vs Lysogenic – Understanding Bacteriophage Life Cycles
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Bacteriophage (phage) are obligate intracellular viruses that specifically infect bacteria. Here we take an overview of their structure, life-cycle and the role they have played in advancing science and medicine.

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Imaging in Biology: How Many Words are Cell Images Worth?
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They say 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' Is this true for cell images?

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The Essential Upgrade for Modern Pharmaceutical NMR: A Case Study
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Against a background where analysts in the pharmaceutical industry are increasingly looking for accurate, easy-to-use and scalable methods, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy has become established as a leading technique.

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Why Pharma Is Rethinking Its Data Integration Strategy – the Criticality of Data Integration
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The pharma industry is being disrupted in multiple ways. Data has never been more accessible and the speed at which it is flowing has left the industry reeling. Fundamental to the success of these advances is the need to integrate data from diverse sources and leverage predictive analytics to drive informed, real-time decisions. This article explores how pharma can maximize the value of different data types to advance research.

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The Biosimilars Market is Likely to Grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 49.1% from 2015 to 2020
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The global biosimilars market was valued at $2,552.0 million in 2014 and is expected to reach $26,551.3 million by 2020, supported by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 49.1% during the forecast period 2015 to 2020, according to Allied Market Research’s report.

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