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Addressing the Reproducibility Crisis, One Step at a Time
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Delivering reproducible scientific findings is key to ensuring the credibility of scientific research, but the vast majority of researchers believe we are in the midst of a "reproducibility crisis". What can be done to tackle it?

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SARS-CoV-2 Is Re-emerging Following the Relaxation of Lockdown Restrictions
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In many countries, after weeks or months of tight COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, governments and officials have been gradually relaxing the rules. However, cases are now cropping up in areas declared "coronavirus free".

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How Can Object Storage Help Manage Research Data?
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Object storage is a way of storing huge numbers of files without having to manage a folder-based file system. But object storage remains relatively niche outside of web-scale deployments. In this article, OCF's Martin Ellis discusses the future of object storage in research,

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The Future of Drug Discovery: AI, Automation and Beyond
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In a recent interview with Technology Networks, Pieter Peeters, Leader of High Dimensional Biology and Discovery Data Sciences Group at Janssen Research & Development, discusses the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI), and how it can be used to discover, develop and test new drugs.

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Antimicrobial Resistance
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of microorganisms to resist the killing capacity of antimicrobial drugs, a worryingly increasing problem. This article explores the science behind AMR, factors promoting it's spread and techniques to detect it. Looking to the future, ways to combat AMR and alternatives to antimicrobials are discussed.

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Why Are COVID-19 Scientists So Interested in What We Flush Away? Could Wastewater Predict a Second Wave of SARS-CoV-2 Infections?
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As some of the stricter COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are being eased, some have already experienced a second wave of cases. But might there be a way to predict new epicenters of infection and nip them in the bud before they are able to establish themselves and spread further? Some scientists think so, and the answer lies beneath our feet – wastewater.

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Venturing Into the Dark Unknown of Metabolomics With Deep Learning
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A continual pursuit of discovery has brought researchers to, arguably, one of the greatest challenges yet in modern science: the field of metabolomics.

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How Can the Internet of Things Improve Lab Research?
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The internet of things (IoT) has been used in hospitals to track people, supplies and equipment so that they can improve workflow, reduce congestion and delays, monitor the condition of equipment and reduce the misplacement of devices. Will it have a similarly game-changing impact in research labs?

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Diverse Applications of High-content and High-throughput Screening
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In this article, we use COVID-19 and cancer to illustrate the range of screening tools at our fingertips today.

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Three Reasons Why Automation Can Benefit Your Laboratory
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In this article, we explore how automation in the laboratory environment can give the scientist greater control over their instruments to drive up standards and quicken the experimental process.

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