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Why Automation Has a Major Role to Play in the Future of Cryo-EM
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Cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) is an indispensable technique for structural biologists. But this wasn’t always the case. We spoke to Bridget Carragher, Co-Director of the Simons Electron Microscopy Center to discover how automation has improved cryo-EM.

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The Evolution of Proteomics - Professor Emanuel Petricoin
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This week's instalment of "The Evolution of Proteomics" features an interview with Emanuel Petricoin. Dedicating his career to driving the clinical proteomics field forward, Petricoin's research focuses on the development of cutting-edge microproteomic technologies, identifying and discovering biomarkers for early disease detection and creating nanotechnology tools for analyte detection, drug delivery and monitoring.

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The End of the Error – How Barcode Systems Are Improving Efficiency in Labs
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A key challenge facing biotechnology and pharmaceutical laboratories is how they can reduce mislabeling errors, which can be difficult to spot and have a huge impact on a research project. In this article, Steve Yemm, CEO at digital science and lab informatics company BioData, looks at how barcode labeling can help cut out errors, reduce costs, and increase efficiency in the lab.

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The First Winners of the LEA
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The Lipidomics Excellence Award (LEA) was founded to strengthen life sciences through lipidomics. After reviewing the many high-quality submitted projects, the LEA jury has announced the three awardees.

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Before the Storm: How Supercomputers Can Provide Better Weather and Tornado Forecasts
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Severe weather events like tornadoes can cause a huge volume of death and property damage, with little prior notice. Now, a team of researchers are the first to directly use radiance data from a new geostationary weather satellite to help improve the warning time given for tornadoes. This article discovers how their research is harnessing the power of supercomputers to help save lives and improve safety during extreme weather events.

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The Evolution of Proteomics - Dr Evangelia Petsalaki
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Dr Evangelia Petsalaki is a Group Leader at the European Bioinformatics Group, where her research team study human cell signaling in health and disease conditions. Collaborating with teams specializing in MS, imaging and cell biology, their aim is to make both predictive and conditional models so they can anticipate what might happen in a biological network under different conditions.

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Making Neuroscience More Credible at BNA 2019
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At the British Neuroscience Association's Festival of Neuroscience 2019, we pulled aside one of the BNA's credibility board, Dr Verena Heise to ask her about credibility in neuroscience, how she became involved in promoting it, and how other players in research can help advance the credibility cause.

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The Evolution of Proteomics – Professor Ruedi Aebersold
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Kicking off "The Evolution of Proteomics" series is a pioneer of proteomics, Professor Ruedi Aebersold. Aebersold's research in quantitative proteomics has helped shape our understanding of how proteins function, interact and are localized in both normal and diseased states.

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Medical Image Analysis—Can a Computer Diagnose Diseases?
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The latest advancements in computer vision technology could be set to change the way we approach diagnostics. This rapidly evolving field uses artificial intelligence to help physicians better perform their analytical duties and improve their accuracy rate in diagnosis through medical imaging.

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Exascale Computing to Unlock the Mysteries of the Human Brain
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The human brain sequesters many mysteries. How does cognitive development take place? How does it help us learn? What causes brain diseases? An exciting venture involving researchers from Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago, Harvard University, and Princeton University is preparing to unleash a $500-million supercomputer, dubbed Aurora, in the pursuit of these answers.

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