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10 Things We Didn't Know Last Week – 10 May 2019

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A wrap-up of the biggest science news from the last 7 days.

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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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The End of the Error – How Barcode Systems Are Improving Efficiency in Labs

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A key challenge facing biotechnology and pharmaceutical laboratories is how they can reduce mislabeling errors, which can be difficult to spot and have a huge impact on a research project. In this article, Steve Yemm, CEO at digital science and lab informatics company BioData, looks at how barcode labeling can help cut out errors, reduce costs, and increase efficiency in the lab.

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Before the Storm: How Supercomputers Can Provide Better Weather and Tornado Forecasts

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Severe weather events like tornadoes can cause a huge volume of death and property damage, with little prior notice. Now, a team of researchers are the first to directly use radiance data from a new geostationary weather satellite to help improve the warning time given for tornadoes. This article discovers how their research is harnessing the power of supercomputers to help save lives and improve safety during extreme weather events.

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Reimagining Micro and Macro Chemical Workflows for Improved Communication

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Known as the “central science”, chemistry is essential to virtually all scientific disciplines.

Communicating information about millions of known, and even more unknown, chemical compounds, in an accurate, digestible, and elegant manner is essential to documenting the reproducibility and transparency of your research

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“Fainting Gene” Is Identified for the First Time
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Fainting is not solely caused by external factors. Your genes also play a part. In a study looking at data from more than 400,000 individuals, scientists have identified the first gene that predisposes to fainting.

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Huge Data Set Offers New Insights for Predicting Huntington Disease Age of Onset
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Scientists have examined more than 25 years of data to reveal new insights into predicting the age of onset for Huntington disease.

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Broccoli Compound Restores Potent Cancer Cell Suppressor Function
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Researchers report that indole-3-carbinol (I3C) – a natural compound found in broccoli – can be used to therapeutically target a gene (WWP1) known to play a role in several human cancers.

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AI Tool Recognizes Amyloid Plaques in Brain Tissue Samples
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Researchers at UC Davis and UC San Francisco have found a way to teach a computer to precisely detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in human brain tissue, delivering a proof of concept for a machine-learning approach to distinguishing critical markers of the disease.

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The Next Generation of Hearing Aids Could Utilize a Listener's Brainwaves
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A new study suggests that the next generation of hearing aids might match a listener's brainwaves with the "soundprint" of a speaker's voice, using that information to automatically turn up the volume on that speaker.

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New Doctors’ DNA Ages 6 Times Faster Than Normal in First Year
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In just a few short weeks, tens of thousands of newly minted doctors will start the most intense year of their training: the first year of residency, also called the intern year. A new study suggests that between now and next summer, that experience will make their DNA age six times faster than normal.

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The First Winners of the LEA
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The Lipidomics Excellence Award (LEA) was founded to strengthen life sciences through lipidomics. After reviewing the many high-quality submitted projects, the LEA jury has announced the three awardees.

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The Evolution of Proteomics - Dr Evangelia Petsalaki
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Dr Evangelia Petsalaki is a Group Leader at the European Bioinformatics Group, where her research team study human cell signaling in health and disease conditions. Collaborating with teams specializing in MS, imaging and cell biology, their aim is to make both predictive and conditional models so they can anticipate what might happen in a biological network under different conditions.

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Making Neuroscience More Credible at BNA 2019
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At the British Neuroscience Association's Festival of Neuroscience 2019, we pulled aside one of the BNA's credibility board, Dr Verena Heise to ask her about credibility in neuroscience, how she became involved in promoting it, and how other players in research can help advance the credibility cause.

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The Evolution of Proteomics – Professor Ruedi Aebersold
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Kicking off "The Evolution of Proteomics" series is a pioneer of proteomics, Professor Ruedi Aebersold. Aebersold's research in quantitative proteomics has helped shape our understanding of how proteins function, interact and are localized in both normal and diseased states.

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Medical Image Analysis—Can a Computer Diagnose Diseases?
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The latest advancements in computer vision technology could be set to change the way we approach diagnostics. This rapidly evolving field uses artificial intelligence to help physicians better perform their analytical duties and improve their accuracy rate in diagnosis through medical imaging.

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Exascale Computing to Unlock the Mysteries of the Human Brain
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The human brain sequesters many mysteries. How does cognitive development take place? How does it help us learn? What causes brain diseases? An exciting venture involving researchers from Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago, Harvard University, and Princeton University is preparing to unleash a $500-million supercomputer, dubbed Aurora, in the pursuit of these answers.

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