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Radioprotective Drugs Assessed Using Human Gut Organ-on-a-Chip
Radioprotective Drugs Assessed Using Human Gut Organ-on-a-Chip
News   Feb 15, 2018

Researchers have published a study using an organ-on-a-chip (Organ Chip) model of the human gut that reveals the intestinal blood vessel cells may play an important part in radiation-induced intestinal injury, and it confirms that a potential radioprotective drug, dimethyloxaloylglycine (DMOG), suppresses the intestine’s responses to radiation injury.

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Drone Delivery Could Reduce Air Pollution
Drone Delivery Could Reduce Air Pollution
News   Feb 15, 2018

The use of drones for delivery of small commercial packages could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy use in the freight sector in certain situations, reports a modelling study. The study identifies scenarios where adoption of drone-based delivery would result in environmental benefits over truck-based delivery.

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Putting Statistics into Forensic Firearms Identification
Putting Statistics into Forensic Firearms Identification
News   Feb 14, 2018

During criminal investigations, firearms examiners can offer an expert opinion as to whether two bullets or cartridge cases match, However, they cannot express the strength of the evidence numerically, the way a DNA expert can when testifying about genetic evidence. Now, a team has developed a statistical approach for ballistic comparisons that may enable numerical testimony.

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Enamine and BioSolveIT Launch the World's Largest Searchable Chemical Space for Novel Compound Sourcing
Enamine and BioSolveIT Launch the World's Largest Searchable Chemical Space for Novel Compound Sourcing
News   Feb 14, 2018

REAL Space Navigator offers access to over 640 million pharma-oriented compounds.

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Neutron Analysis of Glaucoma Drugs Could Help Aggressive Cancer Drug Design
Neutron Analysis of Glaucoma Drugs Could Help Aggressive Cancer Drug Design
News   Feb 13, 2018

New insights from neutron analysis of glaucoma drugs and their enzyme target may help scientists design drugs that more effectively target aggressive cancers.

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Cancer Killing Clue Could Lead to More Powerful Immunotherapies
Cancer Killing Clue Could Lead to More Powerful Immunotherapies
News   Feb 13, 2018

New research could help to safely adapt a new immunotherapy - currently only effective in blood cancers - for the treatment of solid cancers, such as notoriously hard-to-treat brain tumours.

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Autism Genes May Have Wider Impact than Previously Known
Autism Genes May Have Wider Impact than Previously Known
News   Feb 08, 2018

A study of the genetic factors involved in the causation of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) draws fresh attention to the impact these illnesses have on motor skills, and more broadly on cognitive function.

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SLAS Ignite: Find, Fund and Formalize Research and Technology Partnerships at SLAS2018
SLAS Ignite: Find, Fund and Formalize Research and Technology Partnerships at SLAS2018
News   Feb 02, 2018

Life sciences professionals and business development dealmakers from all walks of industry, academia and government have a new interchange at SLAS2018 – SLAS Ignite, a series of programs that foster scientific innovation through collaboration, debuts at the 2018 SLAS International Conference and Exhibition.

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The Mother of All Chips: New Technology Combines Microfluidics With Image Analysis
The Mother of All Chips: New Technology Combines Microfluidics With Image Analysis
News   Feb 01, 2018

Mother Machine is a lab-on-a-chip that will allow the regulation of genes inside a single bacterial cell to be visualized.

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Dr. Susan Audino Joins CloudLIMS Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Susan Audino Joins CloudLIMS Scientific Advisory Board
News   Feb 01, 2018

As a cannabis industry expert, she will provide advice and lend her expertise to improve the company’s cloud-based LIMS to meet regulatory compliance and quality standards for cannabis testing laboratories.

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