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Navigating Drug Discovery with High-Throughput Screening
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Once the preserve of big pharma, high-throughput screening and the data it has produced is now widely available. Together with advances in artificial intelligence, it is providing broad opportunities in drug discovery.

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Treating Cancer: Tackling Drug Resistance
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One of the biggest barriers to treating cancer is drug resistance, a phenomenon that remains only partially understood. While drug resistance has been a problem in cancer for years, new treatments are coming to light that could help overcome it...

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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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Data Visualization Innovations in Life Sciences and Drug Discovery
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Around 15 years ago, for biologists awash with data, visualization was often dealt with as an add-on, an afterthought. Fast-forward to today, and data visualization is making something of a comeback. Advances in technology and an increased appreciation of its importance and potential by the life sciences community and funders, are contributing to a renaissance.

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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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