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Researchers Discover a Promising Drug Target for Bowel Cancer
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The identification of this target is particularly exciting as it is unique to tumour cells, meaning that it is less toxic compared to existing therapies.

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A New Approach to Hemoglobin Analysis
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To overcome some of the limitations of conventional methods of hemoglobin analysis, researchers from the University of Washington have recently developed a new approach utilizing microfluidics.

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Origami-based Fast, Reconfigurable Flow Switch for Paper Microfluidics
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Researchers have recently developed a new type of switch for paper microfluidics made out of folded chromatography paper, published in Lab on a Chip. We spoke to Santosh Pandey, Associate Professor, Iowa State University, to learn more about the origami-based switch and the advantages it can offer.

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Organoids: The mini-organs advancing the study of human development and disease
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A "hot topic" in the last few years, organoids are becoming very attractive tools to study human development and disease.

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Overcoming Challenges in Biopharma Quantitation with LC-MS
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In order to develop an effective LC-MS method to quantify biotherapeutics, technologies should be paired with reliable protein digestion and purification strategies, supported by liquid chromatography instruments that can deliver optimum levels of resolution, sensitivity and throughput.

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Smartphones: Making Diagnostics Mobile
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Since the introduction of the first iPhone in 2007, smartphones have transformed many aspects of society, changing the way people communicate, shop and access entertainment. The impact they could have on global health is also increasingly being realised.

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Metabolomics: Granularizing Diagnostics
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Primacy among the ‘omics is debatable, but the notion that metabolomics reflects the most accurate picture of disease states has reached significant momentum.

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The Microfluidics Industry is Already Looking for the Next Killer Application
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To learn more about the evolution of microfluidics and some of the applications driving growth in this area, we spoke to Sébastien Clerc and Dr Marjorie Villien, Yole Développement.

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The Growing Role of Microfluidics in Point-of-Care Diagnostics
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Since the development of the first commercially available devices in the 1990’s, microfluidic technologies have been evolving to benefit an ever-greater range of applications. Over the last decade, one particularly promising real-world application to emerge has been Point-of-Care (POC) diagnostics.

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AACC: Mass Spec Continues to Make Inroads
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The need for accurate, robust, and easy-to-use diagnostic tools was a common theme at this year’s AACC, which, in its 69th year, drew a record-breaking 21,300 attendees to San Diego.

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