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The “Streetlight Effect” in Proteomics

A bias exists within proteomics, where certain proteins are studied less frequently than others. In this article, we hear from Professor Kathryn Lilley on why some proteins attract less research attention, why this is problematic and how The Understudied Protein Initiative hopes to overcome it.
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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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Benign vs Malignant Tumors

In this article, we will describe what benign and malignant tumors are, explore the similarities and differences between the two types of tumors and discuss if benign tumors can become malignant.
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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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3D Cell Culture: Will Organoids Add a New Dimension to Disease Modeling?

This article explores the world of organoids, their benefits and limitations, and where they may play a role in the future of disease modeling.
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The Science of Breastfeeding

To mark World Breastfeeding Week 2022, Technology Networks interviewed Dr. Alecia-Jane Twigger. Dr. Twigger is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, where her research focuses on understanding how factors such as pregnancy and lactation influence mammary gland biology, and breast cancer risk.
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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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What Does the Endocannabinoid System Have To Do With Autism Spectrum Disorder?

To learn more about the link between endocannabinoids and ASD and how innovative models are helping to study the ECS and its effects on the developing brain, Technology Networks spoke to Drs. Karen Litwa and Ken Soderstrom from East Carolina University.
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Neuroimaging Techniques and What a Brain Image Can Tell Us

In this article, we will cover the basics, strengths and limitations and applications of traditional and emerging neuroimaging techniques, and discuss the prospects, challenges, risks and ethics concerned with this rapidly expanding field.
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