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A Micro-revolution with Giant Benefits
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With more and more applications of the microfluidics industry becoming apparent, giving scientists the tools they need has never been more important. This article highlights major industries that benefit from microfluidic technology, and provides insights into how demands for microfluidic components are changing.

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Cancer Cells vs Normal Cells
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This article outlines some of the key differences between cancer cells and normal cells.

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Optimizing Starting Material Quality for Cellular Therapeutics
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When a company strives to make an excellent product, they start with the highest quality materials. Cell therapy is unique in that the building blocks for the “product” are living human cells; since each donor is unique, variability is inevitable. Choosing optimal apheresis instrumentation and collection methods is one of the most important steps in ensuring high-quality starting material.

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Epigenetics and Drug Discovery
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This article aims to highlight the key types of epigenetic modification, summarize current and emerging drug discovery efforts to target epigenetic dysregulation and will discuss some of the benefits and challenges of epigenetic therapeutics.

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3 Recent Developments in Toxicity Testing
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The early toxicity testing market is witnessing a robust growth in recent years. Here we take a look at some of the recent developments that are playing important roles in this process.

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One-Way vs Two-Way ANOVA: Differences, Assumptions and Hypotheses
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A key statistical test in research fields including biology, economics and psychology, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is very useful for analyzing datasets. It allows comparisons to be made between three or more groups of data. Here, we summarize the key differences between these two tests, including the assumptions and hypotheses that must be made about each type of test.

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Biosafety and the Agents of Doom
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To combat harmful pathogens it is vitally important that scientists have facilities available that enable them to work on them safely. These facilities should prevent the operator from becoming infected with the agent they are working with and prevent the organism from escaping the laboratory setting and potentially initiating new outbreaks of disease.

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The Power of Nanopores for Understanding Proteins -Part 1
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We spoke to Professor Giovanni Maglia, group leader in chemical biology at the University of Groningen, about the progress he and his team have been making in turning nanopore technology to solving protein questions.

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The Future of Nanopore Sequencing in the World of Proteins – Part 2
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Nanopore sequencing is now proving to a be a fruitful field for elucidating proteins as it has previously for DNA sequencing. However, it is yet to reach the point that DNA technologies have and there are still challenges to overcome and mysteries to solve. Here we talk to Professor Giovanni Maglia, group leader in chemical biology at the University of Groningen, about his group’s recent work in the area, the challenges they are working towards and the future of the field.

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Safe Guarding Your Food from Harmful Microorganisms and the Impact of Our Changing Climate
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Prevention and detection of harmful microorganisms within the food industry, be it in your own kitchen, during the production chain or right back at the producer is imperative to keeping consumers healthy. Changes occurring in our climate are also causing shifts in the niches inhabited by microbes, and scientists must keep ahead of the game to prevent emerging issues.

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