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Exploring 5 Successful Microbial Symbioses

Our environment is filled with a multitude of microbes, some harmful others not. However, some organisms have taken coexisting a step further and developed relationships, or symbioses, with microbial partners. Here we consider some of the successful symbiotic relationships found in nature.
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5 Contributions HeLa Cells Have Made to Science

This list highlights five of the remarkable contributions that HeLa cells have made to science and medicine.
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5 Trends in Mass Spectrometry

Mass spectrometry is an important tool for a multitude of research disciplines, from identifying toxins in food and beverages, diagnosing bacterial infections to imaging samples at the biomolecular level. In this list we will explore some of the exciting trends within the field of mass spectrometry and the applications that are exploiting these advances to move the technique forward.
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Milestones in Microbiology Over the Last 7 Decades

In this list we will highlight some of the less well known but nonetheless ground breaking and important milestones in microbiology from the past seven decades.
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#AcademicValentines - Our Favorite Love-Related Hashtag

If Valentines wasn’t for you, Twitter had your back with #AcademicValentines.

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5 Ways Science Can Mend a Broken Heart

Here we take a look at 5 novel approaches to repair diseased and damaged hearts.
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How Would You Describe Your Job to a 5 Year Old?

We asked you to tell us how you would describe your job to a 5-year-old, here is a selection of our favourites.
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8 Common Water Contaminants and How to Prevent Them

Here we discuss the 8 main types of water contaminants, and how they can be prevented.
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4 Challenges in Proteome Analysis

Proteomics is a rapidly expanding field, aided by improvements in instrumentation accuracy and sensitivity, size and affordability. Whilst it is a valuable tool in the quest for improved understanding, diagnosis and treatment, a number of areas are proving problematic. In this list, we will discuss some of the challenges that researchers come up against in proteome analysis.
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11 Milestones in Plant Genetics

This list brings together 11 of the biggest milestones and innovations in modern agricultural biotechnology.
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