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World Down Syndrome Day 2019: An Interview With Down Syndrome Expert Dr Julia Kinder
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Dr Julia Kinder is a Down syndrome expert, national speaker, author, career consultant, fitness guru, and family practice physician. March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, and we caught up with Julia to ask her how scientists, parents, and doctors can work together to benefit the lives of people with Down syndrome.

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Exploring Sleep and Genetics on World Sleep Day 2019
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March 15, 2019 marks World Sleep Day, an annual event organized by the World Sleep Society to celebrate sleep. Today, we explore the scientific research that looks at the links between our genes, why we sleep, and the negative impact a lack of sleep may have.

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Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science
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We recently spoke with Jessica Wade, PhD, a physicist at Imperial College London to learn more about her extraordinary efforts to raise the profile of female scientists and other underrepresented groups in science.

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How the Integration of Lateral Flow Tests and Data Analytics Will Transform Healthcare
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Originally developed as a platform for an over-the-counter pregnancy test, lateral flow tests have a lot more to offer. This article dives into how a digital spin and the integration of data analytics are expected to help lateral flow tests meet the changing demands of data-driven healthcare.

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Incentivizing Drug Development for Rare Diseases
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On Rare Disease Day 2019, we discuss how regulatory incentives are necessary for encouraging rare disease drug development, and share the testimonial videos from this year's international campaign.

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The Hunt for Therapeutic Antibodies
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Given the clinical success that antibodies (formerly known as “magic bullets”) have facilitated, the drug discovery field continues to search for new therapeutic candidates. This article highlights several techniques used in the process, and touches on current trends driving the field.

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Establishing Immune Memory to Rabies in the CNS
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Researchers from Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University have highlighted how building a strong immune memory response to rabies virus in the brain and spinal cord is key to protecting the CNS against infection.

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Emerging Technologies in Combating Foodborne Illness
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Rapid and accurate detection of foodborne pathogens is essential to prevent foodborne illnesses and to mitigate the associated economic losses. We take a look at some of the technological advances that are helping to make this happen.

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Lipidomics: A Rising Star in “OMICS” Research
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From medicine to make-up: until recently, a common misconception was that lipids are simply fat molecules, however, recent advances in technologies used to dissect and study lipid profiles prove that this is not the whole truth.

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Recent Advances in Liquid Biopsy for Cancer
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Liquid biopsies for cancer search for evidence of disease biomarkers, the most common of which include circulating tumor cells, cell-free nucleic acids, exosomes, proteins and phosphoproteins. Read on for insights on advances in the field that could revolutionize clinical oncology practice.

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