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Proteomics, "Zombie" Cells and Clinical Biomarkers of Aging
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In a new study scientists have harnessed advances in proteomics to extensively profile the secretions of senescent cells which are implicated in aging. Their analyses are collated in a database that is now available for researchers in the field.

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Missense, Nonsense and Frameshift Mutations: A Genetic Guide
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If you want to build a foundational understanding of genomics in both health and disease, it's important to be able to distinguish between the different type of genetic mutations that can occur. Here, we take a look at some of the mutations that can be encountered and the impact they have on the genome.

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Advances in High-throughput Screening
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Ever since the advent of the multi-well plate, researchers have been pioneering new ways to miniaturize assays for high-throughput screening (HTS). Here, we share two examples that illustrate the power of modern HTS in drug discovery.

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The Pursuit of Spotting and Steering Cell Death
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Here, we examine one common branch of cell death, apoptosis, and explain why studying aberrations in apoptotic signaling is important for understanding and addressing a range of human pathologies. We also highlight techniques that enable studies of apoptosis.

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Cutting Through the Headlines: Are Scientists Really Growing Sentient "Mini-brains"?
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Neuroscience 2019, the world’s biggest conference of brain science, finished just over a month ago. In the wake of some particularly inflammatory headlines, we take a closer look at whether claims that new model systems for studying the brain could produce sentience in a jar have any truth to them.

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Cell Culture Workflows In a Spin? How Next-generation Centrifuges Are Overcoming Common Challenges
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In this article, we discuss the challenges scientists face when employing conventional benchtop centrifuge systems, and explain how the latest technological advances are helping laboratories to overcome them, allowing organizations to improve efficiency and achieve more reliable results.

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Advances in Cancer Drug Discovery
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From optimizing immunotherapy to second-guessing cancer’s next evolutionary step – there has never been a more innovative era in cancer drug discovery.

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Key Themes and Conversations From the First Lab of the Future Congress
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What do we mean by lab of the future? What innovations are required to get there? These are the key themes explored by this year's Lab of the Future Congress, summarized in this article.

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Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution: An Interview With Professor Glenn Cohen, World-leading Expert on Bioethics
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In this feature of Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution, we interview Professor Glenn Cohen, director of Harvard Law School's Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics.

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The Value and Versatility of Clinical Flow Cytometry
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Flow cytometry has inarguable potential as a clinical tool for disease diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutic monitoring. However, some challenges remain in translating the full promise of FCM into clinical practice. Here, some of the current clinical applications of FCM will be discussed, as well as some of the compelling new applications being researched.

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