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Key Challenges and Pain Points in the Global Laboratory Market
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To better understand the key challenges and pain points in the global laboratory market, Agilent commissioned Frost & Sullivan to carry out an independent survey of 700 scientists across the laboratory employee spectrum. Here we highlight a selection of the survey’s key findings.

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Industrializing Proteomics to Transform the Future of Healthcare
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With very few biomarkers having made it into clinical practice, we find out how some proteomics laboratories are using a factory-type set up to get more biomarkers into the clinic, faster.

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Antibodies in Drug Discovery: Identifying Novel Biomarkers to Overcome Sjögren’s Syndrome
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New diagnostic tool could therefore lead to improved therapeutic success and a better quality of life for the millions of patients suffering from Sjögren’s syndrome around the world.

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Encouraging Life Science Innovation: The Value of Accelerator Programs
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We spoke to Giovanni Rizzo to learn about accelerator programs and the difference they can make to innovation, as well as share some tips for academics beginning a start-up venture.

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Improving Cells through Gene Editing
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The advent of gene editing techniques has generated more excitement in biology and medicine than any discovery since polymerase chain reaction thirty years ago. By allowing the removal or addition of nearly any gene into any cell, gene editing circumvents tedious, lengthy development of cell lines for research and biomanufacturing.

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Structure of Tau Filaments from Alzheimer’s Brain Solved by Cryo-EM
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Researchers from the MRC's Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK, have solved the structure of the dementia-causing ‘tau’ protein in unprecedented detail.

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Academic Drug Discovery: Repurposing to treat disease
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As the cost of drug design and development continues to escalate, repurposing drugs offers faster and cheaper ways of treating disease.

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Replacing Opioids: Developing drugs to treat pain
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In America, in 2014, more than 28,000 people died from opioid overdose, and at least half of these deaths involved prescription opioids. This article highlights the research going into alternative pain medications.

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CRISPR: Emerging applications for genome editing technology
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CRISPR gene editing is the ultimate toolbox for genetic manipulation with a whole host of potential applications.

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Mass spectrometry: Bringing Precision and Clarity to Precision Medicine
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Mass spec systems are helping biomedical researchers gain deeper insight into the mechanisms of disease progression and therapeutic intervention, but the sheer volume and complexity of samples are challenging instrument makers to innovate.

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