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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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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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A Faster Way to Quantitatively Profile the Lipidome
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The lipidome refers to the totality of lipids in cells. In this article, PREMIER Biosoft's Sanjib Meitei explains how his team developed a new technique that can quantitate and separate lipidome sammples in just 15 minutes.

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Healthcare Interoperability Woes: Three Solutions that Create Optimism
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Healthcare interoperability remains an intractable problem; both healthcare providers and patients feel unease about limited access to medical data, which results in lower care quality and poor patient engagement. Although daunting, these challenges aren’t insurmountable. In this feature, we’ll explore what has been and what could be done to foster the creation of an interoperable infrastructure.

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Calculating a Least Squares Regression Line: Equation, Example, Explanation
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Being able to make conclusions about data trends is one of the most important steps in both business and science. Through the magic of least sums regression, and with a few simple equations, we can calculate a predictive model that can let us estimate our data and give us much more power over it. If you want a simple explanation of how to calculate and draw a line of best fit through your data, read on!

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How Transitioning to Automation in the Lab Improves Patient Outcomes
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Integrating new technologies into laboratory workflows can be a complex transition. This article outlines why, when it comes to diagnosing infections, it's an investment worth making.

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Chemical Snapshots and Molecular Maps with Mass Spec Imaging
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Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) is a powerful tool increasingly being used in many fields including cancer research, biomarker discovery and drug development. This article explains why MSI is the technique of choice in many labs, discusses its use in research, and covers how some inherent challenges are being addressed.

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Cancers of the Lung and the Rise of Artificial Intelligence
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Artificial intelligence (AI) has begun to transform the world of healthcare and researchers across the globe are now dedicated to discovering its potential. This technology has particularly struck a chord with cancer research surrounding early detection, a long-standing concern for the cancer community.

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Three Ways to Turn Life Science Suppliers into Partners
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A growing number of life science businesses are turning to greater supply chain collaboration for benefits like accelerated time to market, improved quality, reduced risk and more rapid and widespread innovation. But while 68% of executives in this industry say active and meaningful engagement with suppliers is essential to success, far too many, over a third, struggle to implement it.

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How Can Machine Learning Improve Surgery?
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Machine learning modeling is one of the most eagerly adopted technologies across healthcare. An important technology in this area is robot-assisted surgery, where the hope is that AI’s rapid evolution will soon allow machine learning models to enhance current surgical practice. This article reviews the current and close future applications of machine learning in burn surgery and microsurgery.

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