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Automation in the Lab of the Future

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Automation, hand-in-hand with digitalization, is one of the founding principles of the Lab of the Future. In this infographic, we explore the potential benefits and challenges of adopting automation solutions in the lab.

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Why Patient-Generated Health Data Could Power the Next Era of Clinical Research

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Leveraging patient-generated health data (PGHD) in healthcare and clinical trials has become significantly easier with the advent of digitalization. We spoke to Alison Bourke, scientific director for real world insights at IQVIA and past president of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology, about how PGHD is collected, why it is useful and how we can best safeguard sensitive data.

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Algorithm Racks Up Superhuman Scores in 55 Classic Atari Games

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Researchers have published a paper documenting the ability of an innovative AI system, dubbed Go-Explore, to outperform both human and state-of-the-art algorithmic rivals at an entire suite of classic Atari 2600 games now used as benchmarks for machine intelligence.

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Opinionated Science Episode 20: How Data Integrity Can Stop You Getting Fined $500 Million

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In this episode, we explore data integrity – a pillar of good science. We hear from our expert speakers how modern labs can improve their data and, of course, what happens when mistakes or fraud compromises data integrity.

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The Digital Revolution: A Look Towards Biopharma 4.0

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It’s no secret: the biopharma industry is changing, and some say it’s about time. Biopharma 4.0 aims to bring interconnected instruments, automation, greater transparency and decentralized decision-making to the field. How exactly will these technologies and approaches benefit biopharmaceutical development and biomanufacturing?

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Machine Learning Helps Identify Autism Blood Biomarkers
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Using machine learning tools to analyze hundreds of proteins, UT Southwestern researchers have identified a group of biomarkers in blood that could lead to an earlier diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and, in turn, more effective therapies sooner.

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Artificial Pancreas Upgraded With AI Algorithm
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Diabetes is a permanent condition that requires lifetime care, and the incidence is rising. To help manage it, an artificial pancreas system can be utilized which has been upgraded with an AI algorithm. The system automatically measures blood sugar levels to infuse the appropriate amount of insulin into the blood.

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Researchers Eavesdrop on Cellular Conversations
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An interdisciplinary team of biologists and mathematicians has developed a new tool to help decipher the language cells use to communicate with one another.

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AI Could Confuse Chess Chat for Racist Rants
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Social media talk about game-piece colors could lead to misunderstandings, at least for hate-speech detection software.

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Disease-Sniffing Detector Rivals a Dog's Nose
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Trained dogs can detect cancer and other diseases by smell. A miniaturized detector can analyze trace molecules to mimic the process.

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Scientists Extract and Sequence Million-Year-Old Mammoth DNA
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A team of 22 researchers from nine countries – led by the Centre for Palaeogenetics (CPG) – has sequenced ancient DNA from the remains of three different mammoth species excavated in the Siberian permafrost. This is the oldest DNA to have been sequenced in the history of science. The study findings are published in the journal Nature.

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Why Are Some Coronavirus Strains More Infectious Than Others?
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What makes one coronavirus more infectious than the other? The lab of or Dr Mahmoud Moradi at the University of Arkansas has used molecular simulations, performed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, to investigate this question.

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Teach Me in 10
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At Technology Networks we understand the importance of time. That's why we've launched Teach Me in 10 a video series that challenges scientists to present and summarize their research area, a scientific concept, or technology in ten minutes or less.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic
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On December 31, 2019, the first cases of a novel coronavirus were identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Here, we curate a collection of news and content related to what has become the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gas Chromatography
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In this article, we bring together resources from the across the site on gas chromatography, how it works, its pairing with downstream techniques and what its applications are.

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What Is Data Compliance?
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In the old days, running a lab and organizing your data involved a lot of lab books and spreadsheets. These days, the regulations around storing and managing data are increasing and becoming more complex. If you’re wondering whether your lab is data compliant or worrying what you can do about it, this guide will help you understand what you need to get started.

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A Workforce in Crisis: Combating Healthcare Staff Shortages
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Against the backdrop of a growing demand for healthcare and shrinking healthcare budgets, staff shortages are widespread within health systems across all disciplines. Here, two solutions are highlighted that have been widely discussed to date.

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