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Stunning Images from Microscopy

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Download this image gallery to see how a variety of techniques have been used to capture stunning images of the world beyond the naked eye.

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Influenza: Pathology, Diagnosis and Prevention

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A century has passed since the 1918 global flu pandemic, aka the ‘Spanish flu’. Back in the early 1900s, the virus was a relatively novel concept. Since then, our understanding of viruses has come a long way, as have our diagnostics tools, and control and preventative strategies.

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8 Characters You’ll Find in Every Lab

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In this poster we highlight eight characters you will find in every lab. Which character are you most like?

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Answer the challenges of CDS Data integrity - Sterling Pharma Solutions Ltd

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Data integrity continues to be a hot topic for the regulatory agencies in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Kidney Encapsulation - Immunosuppression Filter

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We put the kidney inside the filter capsule which separates white blood cells from whole blood between the transplanted kidney and blood vessels so that we can protect the transplanted kidney from the host immune system.

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Peeling Off Pesky Biofilms

Peeling Off Pesky Biofilms

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Researchers have found a way to cleanly and completely peel off notoriously problematic biofilm sludges.

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Portable Ebola Test Brings Quicker Diagnosis to Remote Regions
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Researchers have created a portable and fast-acting test that can distinguish Ebola infections from other fever-causing infectious diseases such as Lassa fever and malaria in around 30 minutes. Although further testing is required, this could be useful during febrile disease outbreaks.

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Maturation Process of Natural Killer Cells Mapped
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Notch signaling is necessary for the normal development and function of natural killer cells. This could be significant for the natural killer cells’ ability to fight cancer and infections.

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Call for Supermarkets to Publish Antibiotic Use Figures
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A welfare organization are calling for all supermarkets to publish details of antibiotic use in their supply chains after investigation found "superbugs" in pork products in Spain, Brazil and Thailand.

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Emerging Classes of Next-generation Biotherapeutics
Emerging Classes of Next-generation Biotherapeutics
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We are entering uncharted territory in biopharmaceutical development. Emerging new classes of treatments are harnessing the natural power of viruses and cells and engineering them to fight human diseases. As our arsenal of conventional therapies begins to fail, a new army of biotherapeutics is on the horizon. Here, we look at two new classes of treatments leading the charge.

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Care in the Community – How Biofilms Improve Bacterial Survival
Care in the Community – How Biofilms Improve Bacterial Survival
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A single bacterial cell on its own is vulnerable to attack and like many living things they can benefit from safety in numbers. But bacteria take communal living to a whole new level, forming veritable civilizations - the bacterial biofilm.

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Antigenic Drift vs Antigenic Shift
Antigenic Drift vs Antigenic Shift
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As part of the host-pathogen arms race, viruses are continually evolving to evade the host immune response, be it from previous infection or immunity acquired through vaccination. Here we take a look at the processes of antigenic drift and antigenic shift.

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Through the Looking Glass of Single Cell Proteomics
Through the Looking Glass of Single Cell Proteomics
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To pick apart the differences between individual cells in complex multicellular organisms, we need to look at cells one-by-one. This article takes a look at how several scientists in North America are using single cell proteomics (SCP) technologies to discern disease pathogenesis and enhance directed stem-cell differentiation.

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Understanding the Lytic Cycle – What Are the Steps?
Understanding the Lytic Cycle – What Are the Steps?
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Bacteriophage (phage) are viruses that specifically infect bacteria. They have a two-phase lifecycle, residing in a dormant state within the host genome (lysogenic cycle) or hijacking the host cellular machinery for their own replication (lytic cycle). Here we will explore the important steps of the lytic cycle.

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Cold Plasma for Seed, Fruit and Vegetable Decontamination and Plant Disease Control
Cold Plasma for Seed, Fruit and Vegetable Decontamination and Plant Disease Control
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An effective way to increase crop yield is to minimize losses to pathogenic microorganisms by improving the disease resistance of crop plants. A recently emerging alternative to conventional methods for improving plant disease resistance is cold plasma.

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