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Rapid Detection of Designer Drugs Presents Challenges for Law Enforcement and Forensic Toxicology
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The rise of designer drugs is creating new challenges for both law enforcement and forensic toxicology laboratories, leading to new methods to identify and combat the often-deadly substances.

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Types of Pollution: Have You Considered Pharmaceutical Waste?
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Despite regulation and legislation regarding the methods by which pharmaceutical companies must treat waste water, reports indicate that manufacturers are continuing to discharge untreated or inappropriately treated waste into the environment. The problem is having devastating impacts on human health, the environment and antimicrobial resistance is soaring.

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Reprogramming and iPSC Formation - Then and Now
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The ability to create stem cells from non-embryonic cells, through the process of reprogramming, lifted the ethical hindrance and is driving stem cell research in a new direction at a rapid pace.

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Music And Drugs: Scientists explain the link
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Scientists explain the links between music and drugs, that have existed for centuries.

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Emerging Contaminants in Water: Sources, Effects and Treatments
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Few could argue that water is not one of the most precious resources on the planet. Water contaminants are emerging from some surprising sources that threaten the health and welfare of humans, animals and the ecosystem. Consequently, novel approaches must be taken to try and combat the growing issue.

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Microfluidic Method Identifies Rare Antibodies with Therapeutic Potential
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A novel microfluidic platform, able to rapidly isolate and identify rare antibodies from a vast repertoire of human B cells, has been developed by scientists. This technology could possess the ability to support and enhance the development of novel vaccines and biopharmaceuticals in the future.

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Promoting the Use of AI within the Life Sciences Industry
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Awareness of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) is ever-increasing, with AI being one of the most talked about technologies across multiple industries. The Pistoia Alliance recently surveyed 374 life science professionals to determine the impact of AI, ML and NLP on the life sciences industry.

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Neuroinformatics and The Blue Brain Project
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The Blue Brain Project is an attempt to reverse engineer the rodent brain (and ultimately, the human brain) and recreate it at the cellular level inside a computer simulation.

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Developments in Continuous Cell Culture
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Continuous cell culture is part of a trend in bioprocessing towards highly productive, streamlined, and interconnected unit operations. While continuous processing has a long history in various industries, regulatory concerns have stalled widespread adoption of continuous bioprocessing. That is beginning to change as the industry acclimates to regulators’ desire for risk- and science-based production decisions.

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The Viral Genome: Moving Beyond Reading Code – Why Not Rewrite It?
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Researchers have discovered how to read, decode, and manipulate previously ‘hidden’ viral code. This could open up new opportunities in drug delivery and gene therapy.

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