Biosafety and the Agents of Doom

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To combat harmful pathogens it is vitally important that scientists have facilities available that enable them to work on them safely. These facilities should prevent the operator from becoming infected with the agent they are working with and prevent the organism from escaping the laboratory setting and potentially initiating new outbreaks of disease.

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African Swine Fever: How to Stay One Step Ahead

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EFSA’s new practical guide on African swine fever: what it is and how to protect domestic pigs from infection. From causes and symptoms to precautionary measures, a list of best practices on how to protect farm animals and wild boar populations from ASF.

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Clinical Microbial Identification by MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry

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Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) is a powerful analytical mass spectrometry technique that has generated numerous diagnostic and clinical applications, especially for the identification of microorganisms for medical diagnosis. Here we take a look at the role of MALDI-TOF in clinical microbial identification and what its future looks like.

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10 Things We Didn't Know Last Week - 13 July 2018

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A round-up of the biggest science stories from this week.

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CellStream™ Benchtop Flow Cytometer for Sensitive Cell Analysis

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The new CellStream™ benchtop flow cytometer delivers unparalleled sensitivity and flexibility for cell and particle analysis.

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How Many People Die From TB Every Year?

How Many People Die From TB Every Year?

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Discrepancies between the estimates for global tuberculosis deaths is due to different methodologies and data sources used by each institution. The results highlight the need to improve the modeling approaches in these countries in order to understand the true burden of the disease and design adequate health policies.

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Getting to Know the Microbes that Drive Climate Change
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A new understanding of the microbes and viruses in the thawing permafrost in Sweden may help scientists better predict the pace of climate change.

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Allergic Responses May Protect Against Skin Cancer
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The components of the immune system that trigger allergic reactions may also help protect the skin against cancer, suggest new findings.

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Crowdsourcing Friendly Bacteria Helps Superbug Cause Infection
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Antimicrobial resistant pathogens crowdsource friendly bacteria to survive in immune cells and cause disease, a new study has revealed.

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Cell Culture Quality Control: Blissful Ignorance?
Cell Culture Quality Control: Blissful Ignorance?
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How can quality control efforts keep up with the rapid advances in cellular model research? Read on for insights into challenges in recognizing and managing issues in cell culture quality control

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Safe Guarding Your Food from Harmful Microorganisms and the Impact of Our Changing Climate
Safe Guarding Your Food from Harmful Microorganisms and the Impact of Our Changing Climate
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Prevention and detection of harmful microorganisms within the food industry, be it in your own kitchen, during the production chain or right back at the producer is imperative to keeping consumers healthy. Changes occurring in our climate are also causing shifts in the niches inhabited by microbes, and scientists must keep ahead of the game to prevent emerging issues.

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Shaking Hands is Disgusting – Here’s What Else You Can Do
Shaking Hands is Disgusting – Here’s What Else You Can Do
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Lets take a look at the science behind the gesture

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How Are We Developing Vaccines for the Future?
How Are We Developing Vaccines for the Future?
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This article highlights the types of vaccine, trends in developing future vaccines and discusses new delivery methods and strategies to help advance our understanding of the immune system.

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Novel Collagen Membrane Improves Colon-on-a-Chip Functionality
Novel Collagen Membrane Improves Colon-on-a-Chip Functionality
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A microfluidic model of the colon has been built using natural tissue base matrix, which closely mimics the structure and function of the colon.

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Metagenomics: Exploring Microbiomes at Nature’s New Frontiers
Metagenomics: Exploring Microbiomes at Nature’s New Frontiers
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Advances in sequencing technologies are providing scientists with a powerful way to view microbial communities in unprecedented detail. Metagenomics is a rapidly evolving field that is uncovering a wealth of hidden biodiversity, revolutionizing our understanding of uncharted corners in the living world.

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