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Lipidomics Opens Doors to Understanding Stem Cell Differentiation
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It has long been known that the fats we consume in our diet can have an impact on our health. However, their implications on cell differentiation has not previously been understood. We spoke to Professor Ilya Levental about his group's exciting work in this field, the role of lipidomics and how this may affect the future of healthcare.

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The Lab of the Future: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Microfluidics
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Today’s laboratories look very different to ten years ago, but what about ten years from now? When it comes to laboratory evolution, great strides have been made over the past decade, and further technological advancements are sure to bring us even closer to a fully automated ‘intelligent lab of the future’.

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New Crystal Structure of (Ph)PINK1 Aids Understanding of Early Onset Parkinson’s
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Scientists have determined the crystal structure of PhPINK1 bound to it's substrate ubiquitin. Mutations of PINK1 are associated with early onset Parkinson's disease and it is expected that this information will help the design of Parkinson's therapeutics.

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Have Taken Centre Stage – Here’s Why
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We’ve reached a significant point in time where the interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning have gained huge amounts of traction - why? We are moving into an era where science fiction is now becoming fact and reality.

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Encouraging Step Towards a Potential Therapeutic Strategy for Asthma
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Researchers have discovered a compound with the ability to induce long-lasting bronchorelaxation and prevent hyperreactivity in murine models of asthma.

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LipidFinder: An Open-Source Python Workflow for Novel Lipid Discovery
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Researchers at the University of Cardiff, UK have developed a Python based computational workflow that is tailored to the analysis of large volumes of data, with the ability to identify novel lipids.

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Transitioning to Cloud-based Solutions Within the Clinical Research Industry
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Many in the clinical research industry are transitioning to cloud-based solutions for improved medical research and drug development efficiency. Big data analytics and distributed computing are two cloud-based techniques which can centralize computational and research tools.

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Key Challenges and Pain Points in the Global Laboratory Market
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To better understand the key challenges and pain points in the global laboratory market, Agilent commissioned Frost & Sullivan to carry out an independent survey of 700 scientists across the laboratory employee spectrum. Here we highlight a selection of the survey’s key findings.

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Industrializing Proteomics to Transform the Future of Healthcare
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With very few biomarkers having made it into clinical practice, we find out how some proteomics laboratories are using a factory-type set up to get more biomarkers into the clinic, faster.

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Applied Proteogenomics: A New Weapon in the War Against Cancer
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The complexities of tumor genomes are rapidly being uncovered, but how they are regulated into functional proteomes remains poorly understood, until now.

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