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Automation of Glycan and Peptide Mapping: Leveraging Software to Improve Efficiency and Quality

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Glycan and peptide mapping should be easy to accomplish as part of routine characterization. However, it is often a tedious interpretation process where results can be fraught with risk of errors in transcription and labeling, especially when including MS2 or UV data in addition to MS1.

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PTM Analysis: How to Marry Speed and Confidence in R&D

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Even the most well-controlled LC-MS methodologies are subject to a wide array of variables such as LC conditions, type of mass spectrometer, data acquisition rates, etc. All of these variables can impact the raw data. Regardless, the investigator will ultimately end up with an uneditable raw mass spectrometry data file in a vendor-specific format.

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A Cell Atlas of the Mouse Brain: A Step Towards Brain Simulation?

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The Swiss EPFL’s Blue Brain Project is a vast effort with the goal of digitally reconstructing and simulating the mouse brain and ultimately, the human brain. The recent publication of a Cell Atlas of the mouse brain sounds exciting, but what can the Atlas tell us, and can it bring us closer to a simulated brain?

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Smart Stacking Lets Humans and Machines Work Together

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A new paper explains how we can give machines an edge at solving the challenges in materials science by intelligently organizing the data to be analyzed based on human knowledge, suggesting humanity might not be obsolete in an AI-driven world.

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Optical Neural Networks Close the Gap on Their Electronic Counterparts
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A new paper demonstrates distinct improvements to the inference and generalization performance of diffractive optical neural networks. Ultimately these improvements may provide major advantages for autonomous vehicles, robotics and various defense-related applications, among others.

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Data Tool Reveals Inaudible Mouse Calls
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Technology that can help interpret inaudible calls from laboratory mice has been developed in a bid to improve research. The computer tool can reveal valuable insights into rodents' communication patterns and is more reliable than existing methods, which rely on human interpretation.

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Wall Street Secrets Could Cut Cloud Costs
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Stock market investors often rely on financial risk theories that help them maximize returns while minimizing financial loss due to market fluctuations. Inspired by those theories, researchers have developed a "risk-aware" mathematical model that could improve the performance of cloud-computing networks across the globe.

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Standardizing Robotics and Automation in the Lab

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We often come across terms such as "Lab of the Future" and "Smart Lab" – but what do these actually mean? We recently spoke to Dr Patrick Courtney, member of the Board of Directors of SiLA (Standards in Laboratory Automation) to learn more about the value of implementing laboratory robotics and automation.

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Knowledge Really Is Power When It Comes to Investigating the Mechanisms of Microbes
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For scientists investigating genomes and molecular mechanisms of microbes, it is vital that they can collate existing knowledge and understanding in the context of their current work to draw conclusions and fill gaps in knowledge. We spoke to Dr Peter Karp, leader of the BioCyc project, a microbial genomes and metabolic pathways web portal, about the evolution of BioCyc and its role in research.

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A New Dawn for Security Vulnerabilities in HPC
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In February 2018, Russian nuclear scientists at the Federal Nuclear Center were arrested for using their supercomputer resources to mine crypto-currency. Previously, HPC security breaches like this tended to be few and far between. However, recent trends are increasing the vulnerabilities and threats faced by HPC systems. In this article, OCF's Mischa van Kesteren takes a look at the new threats facing HPC systems.

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Augmented Intelligence: the 'Other AI' That's Key to Delivering the Lab of the Future
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In this exclusive article, Dr Peter Crane, corporate strategy manager at Synthace, explains why augmented and assistive technologies could enhance the scientist and provide the first step towards a data science-led future for biopharma.

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