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8 Characters You’ll Find in Every Lab

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In this poster we highlight eight characters you will find in every lab. Which character are you most like?

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A (Lab)Step Towards Reproducible Science

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The reproducibility crisis is holding back science. London-based Labstep, a start-up out of Oxford University, think that their tool can help make science more open and reproducible. That claim has now been given some concrete evidence with the announcement that the research contingent of the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM will be trialling Labstep across their Banjul-based facility.

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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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Signals Notebook: Finally More Time For Science

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PerkinElmer Signals Notebook allows you to achieve meaningful scientific breakthroughs – faster and smarter.

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Data Integrity – Miscommunication Will Kill Your Data

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Sharing data is often a bit like passing round a message in miscommunication - small change and errors can ultimately ruin the data and render it unfit for purpose. Here, we look at data integrity in the context of shared data and introduce some procedures that will mitigate against miscommunication.

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Deep-Learning Technique Reveals “Invisible” Objects in the Dark

Deep-Learning Technique Reveals “Invisible” Objects in the Dark

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Small imperfections in a wine glass or tiny creases in a contact lens can be tricky to make out, even in good light. In almost total darkness, images of such transparent features or objects are nearly impossible to decipher. But now, engineers at MIT have developed a technique that can reveal these “invisible” objects, in the dark.

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Online Game Trains Players How to Sort Waste Correctly
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A simple online game can teach people to more accurately sort waste—with lasting results.

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Taming Turbulence
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For scientists wrestling with problems as diverse as containing superhot plasma in a fusion reactor, improving the accuracy of weather forecasts, or probing the unexplained dynamics of a distant galaxy, turbulence-spawning shear flow is a serious complicating factor. A new supercomputer-powered effort aims to make modelling shear far easier.

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Chemist's New Best Friend... Google
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Scientists have taken a novel approach to unraveling the complex structure and regulation of enzymes: They Googled it.

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Shedding Light on Wine Fraud with NMR Fingerprinting
Shedding Light on Wine Fraud with NMR Fingerprinting
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Wine forgery, including adulteration, counterfeiting (e.g. mislabeling/misrepresentation) and intellectual property infringement, takes place on a global scale, but is on the rise in central Europe. To help in the fight against fraud, the industry are turning to NMR fingerprinting to stamp out the problem.

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What Does a Big-Storage Future Look Like in HPC?
What Does a Big-Storage Future Look Like in HPC?
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Samsung's recent announcement of 30TB drives is part of a wider trend within high-performance computing (HPC) towards big storage. But, as HPC consultant Laurence Horrocks-Barlow writes, these huge storage capacities present unique challenges and opportunities for organizations on a budget.

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Using Supercomputers to Predict Dispersal of Chemicals and Pollutants
Using Supercomputers to Predict Dispersal of Chemicals and Pollutants
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Motivated by a deadly chemical attack in Syria, researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio are pursuing research that may help save lives during an airborne chemical attack. The team used the Stampede2 supercomputer and innovative computer simulation models to replicate the dispersion of the chemical gas released in the Syrian event, which may help improve evacuation speed during future attacks.

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Care in the Community – How Biofilms Improve Bacterial Survival
Care in the Community – How Biofilms Improve Bacterial Survival
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A single bacterial cell on its own is vulnerable to attack and like many living things they can benefit from safety in numbers. But bacteria take communal living to a whole new level, forming veritable civilizations - the bacterial biofilm.

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Artificial Intelligence, Real Solutions: How AI Can Accelerate Drug Discovery
Artificial Intelligence, Real Solutions: How AI Can Accelerate Drug Discovery
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The rate at which new drugs are discovered is in decline, and computer-aided drug design has not produced the radical change in the success of candidate drugs the pharma industry anticipated. Artificial intelligence (AI)-based approaches are the new hope for revolutionizing the drug discovery process. But are these, as computer-aided drug design was, an over-hyped time bomb waiting to be found out? Or is it truly a revolution on the cusp of realizing its promise?

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Antigenic Drift vs Antigenic Shift
Antigenic Drift vs Antigenic Shift
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As part of the host-pathogen arms race, viruses are continually evolving to evade the host immune response, be it from previous infection or immunity acquired through vaccination. Here we take a look at the processes of antigenic drift and antigenic shift.

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