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Tech Solutions for Drinking Water Analysis
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Improved access to clean and safe drinking water is key for health and survival and has been classified as a human right. Here, we take a look at some of the novel solutions, both hi-tech and low-tech, that scientists are designing to help monitor drinking water source safety.

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Can Supercomputers Break Down Data Silos?
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The University of Southampton have recently unveiled their new supercomputer, Iridis. We spoke to Oz Parchment, the University's Director of iSolutions, to find out how Iridis's power can be used to break through barriers preventing collaboration in research.

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We Can Sequence the World…but What Then?
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Advances in computing power have been the driving force behind humanity's sequencing crusade, which has seen sequencing become roughly 4,000 times faster in the last 10 to 15 years. How will humanity handle this data flood, and what will we use this data for?

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Chemotyping: Classifying cannabis strains by chemical composition
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Grouping strains by chemotyping may prove useful in ascertaining how strains are related, and the kind of medical benefits you can expect to see with strains from a given chemotype class.

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Discipline Convergence and the New Manufacturing Paradigm
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In many industries, curiosity-driven research is being replaced by purpose-driven research, as scientists must satisfy market-led specifications. Successful predictive science depends on seamless collaboration, unified workflows, comprehensive knowledge, and standardized data that is available and understandable in context.

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Navigating Drug Discovery with High-Throughput Screening
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Once the preserve of big pharma, high-throughput screening and the data it has produced is now widely available. Together with advances in artificial intelligence, it is providing broad opportunities in drug discovery.

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qPortal Offers a Data-Driven Approach to Biomedical Research
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We discuss the recently released data management platform qPortal with one of its creators, Christopher Mohr.

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Data Visualization Innovations in Life Sciences and Drug Discovery
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Around 15 years ago, for biologists awash with data, visualization was often dealt with as an add-on, an afterthought. Fast-forward to today, and data visualization is making something of a comeback. Advances in technology and an increased appreciation of its importance and potential by the life sciences community and funders, are contributing to a renaissance.

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Promoting the Use of AI within the Life Sciences Industry
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Awareness of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) is ever-increasing, with AI being one of the most talked about technologies across multiple industries. The Pistoia Alliance recently surveyed 374 life science professionals to determine the impact of AI, ML and NLP on the life sciences industry.

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Neuroinformatics and The Blue Brain Project
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The Blue Brain Project is an attempt to reverse engineer the rodent brain (and ultimately, the human brain) and recreate it at the cellular level inside a computer simulation.

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