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Enhancing T-Cell Therapy: Breakthroughs in Rapid Sterility Testing

A novel technique, combining long-read sequencing and machine learning, enables rapid sterility testing in T-cell cultures. This will help accelerate treatment delivery and improve outcomes for patients undergoing cell therapy for incurable diseases.
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What Role Does Beauty Have in the World of Science?

In this interview, Dr. Brandon Vaidyanathan describes what is meant by “beauty” in science, how it can be studied and the implications of such research.
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Genetic Modification Techniques and Applications

Manipulating genetics has helped mankind in numerous ways. In this article, we consider genetic modification strategies, including genome editing and genetic engineering, the techniques used to achieve them and purposes to which they are applied.
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Discover How To Publish in High-Ranking Journals With Barbara Cheifet

Technology Networks invited chief editor at Nature Biotechnology, Barbara Cheifet, to an Ask Me Anything session to answer questions about the biggest challenges in scientific publishing and how to get work published in high-ranking journals.
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Eosinophils: Eosinophil Origin, Function and Related Conditions Including Eosinophilia

Immune cells come in many shapes and sizes and with numerous different properties. In this article, we consider what eosinophils are, how they are generated, their function in the body and medical conditions related to them, including eosinophilia.
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Advances in Organ-on-a-Chip Technology

An organ-on-a-chip is a model system containing engineered cells grown inside microfluidic chips. This article will highlight some recent advances in organ-on-a-chip technology and how they are being used to improve disease modeling and drug discovery.
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Why Is Maternal Supplementation Important?

It can be challenging for mothers to consume the necessary vitamins and minerals needed throughout pregnancy – including vitamin D, folate, calcium, iron and omega-3 fatty acids – from food alone, and oftentimes supplementation is required.
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Biotech and Pharma’s Carbon Impact: Insights From My Green Lab

Using data provided by Intercontinental Exchange, My Green Lab has produced a report providing key insights into the current state of the sector’s carbon emissions. James Connelly highlights some of the key findings and their significance.
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Long COVID Research Is a Bit of a Mess

The COVID-19 global pandemic has left in its wake a baffling array of symptoms, affecting many survivors for months after the virus has run its course. This article explores the current state of long COVID research.
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Basophils: Basophil Function, Origin and Related Conditions

The immune system is made up of a host of specialized cell types, including basophils. In this article, we consider what basophils are, how they are generated, their function in the body and medical conditions related to them.
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