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Proteomics Up Close: An Interview With Dr Oliver Rinner
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We recently spoke with Dr Oliver Rinner, CEO at Biognosys, to learn more about the newest developments within the proteomics.

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Proteomics Is Ready for Primetime
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The field of proteomics has advanced considerably over the past decade. Advances in technology such as mass spectrometry have allowed the field to overcome many analytical challenges, making it a promising approach for clinical applications.

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Uncovering the Secrets of the Breast Cancer Epigenome
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The epigenome plays a crucial role in the development of breast cancer. This exciting and rapidly evolving area of research holds great promise for new interventions – from prevention through to personalized treatment.

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Cell Culture Evolution – A Revolution for Drug Discovery
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Two-dimensional cell cultures have played a role in the drug discovery and development process for decades, however in recent years three-dimensional (3D) cell culture has taken center stage. Here we take a look at the evolution of cell culture, the rise of 3D, and how the industry’s shift from “static” to “fluidic” is inspiring the next generation of in vitro models.

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Novel Clinical Mass Spectrometry Applications: From Bench to Bedside
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Mass spectrometry (MS) was once primarily within the chemist’s domain for molecular structural characterization. MS is now growing in familiarity and popularity for a variety of clinical applications; from laboratory tests for analyte quantification, to diagnostic applications in infectious disease, inborn errors of metabolism, and cancer, including a foray into the surgeon’s suite.

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Inside a “Fake” Conference: A Journey Into Predatory Science
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There is a growing underbelly of conferences that seem like the real thing but have none of the editorial standards expected by academics and have developed a reputation for advertising with fake agendas and high prices. A chance investigation took us inside one of these predatory conferences and has uncovered how predatory science has ensnared scientists at every level.

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Standardizing Robotics and Automation in the Lab
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We often come across terms such as "Lab of the Future" and "Smart Lab" – but what do these actually mean? We recently spoke to Dr Patrick Courtney, member of the Board of Directors of SiLA (Standards in Laboratory Automation) to learn more about the value of implementing laboratory robotics and automation.

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Leading Minds Reflect On How the World Feels About Science and Health
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Gauging global attitudes to science and health is no easy task, but it was the goal of The Wellcome Global Monitor – a survey of over 140,000 people aged 15 and older, from more than 140 countries. The findings present an unprecedented view of the relationship between science and society worldwide, which were discussed by leaders at the launch event in Washington D.C.

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A Novel Application for Atom Probe Tomography: Deciphering Protein Structure
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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have, for the first time, utilized Atom Probe Tomography to study protein structure. Here, we speak with Martin Anderrson to learn more about this method and how it may impact the future of proteomics and drug discovery.

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Automating Research to Improve Reproducibility and Throughput
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For several decades mankind has looked to automate tedious and error-prone manual steps carried out in the laboratory, with a goal to improve scientific reproducibility and throughput. We recently spoke to Charles Fracchia, CEO and Co-Founder of BioBright, to learn how automation can be adopted to help researchers analyze their data.

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