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The Impact of UK Collaboration in Life Sciences

In this opinion piece, Jan Wauters discusses why collaboration in science is so important and what the Windsor Framework could mean for research in Europe.
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The Role of Smart Technology in Mitigating the Risk of Human Error and Improving Productivity in Pharmaceutical Quality Control

In this article, discover the role HPLC plays in ensuring regulatory compliance and reliability of throughput, and how labs can automate to eliminate errors and build reliability into their processes.
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ChatGPT: It’s Not the End of the World as We Know It

In this op-ed article, Michael Kinch explains his optimism around ChatGPT which, in his words, centers around the possibility that we as a society might start to question "claims" and "truths" that we encounter daily.
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Generative AI’s Business Impact Will Be Slow, Then Slow, Then Big

In this opinion piece, Vikram Savkar explores the potential impacts of ChatGPT and some of the concerns about the use of the technology.
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Time To Say Goodbye to the Traditional BMI?

Scientists from the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) have created a biological BMI, an alternative to the "traditional" approach. Technology Networks interviewed the lead researchers to understand why it could be a useful alternative measure of health.
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Post-Hoc Tests in Statistical Analysis

In this article, we review the function of post-hoc tests in statistical analysis, how to interpret them and when to use them (and not use them).
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Embracing Data-Driven Modeling Approaches Into Biopharmaceutical Processing

This article explores new workflows using data-driven modeling to improve culture medium and new control algorithms allowing for better modulation within the bioprocess design space.
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Key Techniques in Structural Biology, Their Strengths and Limitations

Structural biology uses a variety of techniques to determine the 3D structures of biomolecules such as proteins, nucleic acids and their complexes. In this article, we consider the key techniques, their role in structural biology, strengths and limitations.
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The Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test

The Wilcoxon signed rank test, which is also known as the Wilcoxon signed rank sum test and the Wilcoxon matched pairs test, is a non-parametric statistical test used to compare two dependent samples (in other words, two groups consisting of data points that are matched or paired). In this article, we explain how and when this test should be used.
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Understanding Structural Biology, Its Applications and Creating a Molecular Model

In this article, we consider what structural biology tells us and the techniques used to investigate it, the role of computation and how techniques can be used together to answer questions in a range of application areas.