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Mya 4 Reaction Station from Radleys - Safe, unattended chemistry round the clock (quick demonstration)

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A 4-zone reaction station from Radleys, offering safe and precise heating, active cooling, software control and data-logging for 24/7 unattended chemistry.

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Helping the Pharmaceutical Industry Tackle the Evolving Challenge of Water Quality

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Water plays a vital role in a broad range of processes within the pharmaceutical industry, from its use as a reagent and solvent in drug synthesis, to its utilization in formulation development and analytical testing, all the way through to product packaging and labeling. As a result, pharmaceutical companies must employ a range of treatment and monitoring processes to ensure the impurities present in water do not interfere with its intended use.

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Standardization Challenges in Pharmaceutical Product Labeling

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Product labels can be viewed as a “clinical instruction manual”, providing a concise description of the benefits and risks for a consumer and relevant information to dispensers, patients, and their caregivers. Here we take a look at labeling compliance, the importance of keeping information up-to-date, and risks associated with noncompliance.

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Strategy Could Help Treat Behavioral Abnormalities Linked to Autism

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Researchers report in Nature Medicine a potential new treatment strategy for autism spectrum disorder – for which many cases are linked to mutated PTEN. Now, using Pten-deficient mice, researchers discover that a previously unexplored pathway goes “awry” in the brain, and by “rescuing” this pathway, it is possible to reverse behavioral and neurophysiological abnormalities.

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RNA Folding Insights Lead to New Therapeutics and Synthetic Biology Technologies
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A research team has uncovered a new understanding of how RNA molecules act as cellular "biosensors" to monitor and respond to changes in the environment by controlling gene expression.

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British Columbia’s HPV Vaccination Program Reduces Cervical Pre-cancer Rates by > 50%
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British Columbia’s school-based human papillomavirus (HPV) immunization program is reducing rates of cervical pre-cancer in B.C. women, according to a new study.

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Ranitidine Recalled Due to Potential Carcinogen Contamination
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Teva UK Ltd is recalling unexpired stock of certain batches of two types of Ranitidine medicines – used to treat conditions such as heartburn and stomach ulcers.

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Testing Medicines After Brexit: Upholding High QC Standards for Pharmaceuticals
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Maintaining robust quality control standards is a key priority for any commercial industry – but for pharmaceutical manufacturers, it can literally be a matter of life and death. The looming Brexit deadline is likely to be seen as a pivotal moment by those operating in the sector. The prospect of the UK leaving the European Union, and the jurisdiction of the EU’s unified single market for medicine regulation, is creating considerable uncertainty for drugmakers.

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Francis Mojica: The Modest Microbiologist Who Discovered and Named CRISPR
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Kicking off Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution, Professor Mojica, or "Francis", takes us on a journey back to the original research that, despite being deemed "crazy" by members of the scientific community at the time, led to the CRISPR revolution that is anticipated to edit evolution forever.

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Who Is Responsible for Reproducible Science?
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Reproducibility is now recognized as a core feature of good scientific practice but too many papers fail to meet the grade. We talked to Leslie D McIntosh, CEO of Ripeta, on the topic of reproducibility. In this interview, we ask Leslie about the concepts within Ripeta’s recent report on the state of reproducible science in 2019.

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Feeling Like a Fraud: Impostor Syndrome in STEM
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Impostor syndrome is experienced by millions of people around the world cross culturally, and describes difficulty internalizing one's accomplishments or abilities, and instead attributing their success to other factors. In this article, we explore the prevalence of impostor syndrome in STEM and the impact it has on the scientific community.

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Exploring the Latest in CRISPR and Stem Cell Research
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Thus far, the feasibility to edit stem cells using CRISPR technology has been demonstrated in two key areas: modeling and investigating human cell states and human diseases, and regenerative medicine. In this article, we explore some of the latest research in these spaces and the approaches that scientists are adopting to overcome challenges in the field.

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Into the Maze: Preclinical Data and The Cloud
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Mazes are an integral part of rodent behavioral research. In recent years, scientific data collected from maze studies have moved towards more cloud-based and electronic storage as opposed to traditional paper-based storage. In this article, we discuss modern mazes with Shuhan He, founder of maze developer MazeEngineers.com.

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