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Bacterial Culture

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There are lots of reasons to culture bacteria, many sources from which to culture them and diverse species with equally diverse growth requirements – some pickier than others. To give yourself a fighting chance at successful bacterial culture it is therefore vital to pick the correct culture conditions for your purpose and avoid contamination by using good aseptic technique.

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What Is Science Telling Us About Soil Testing and Treatment?

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Just as soil testing is important to the farmer, working to improve upon current soil testing methods is important to the agricultural scientist. By ensuring that farmers and agricultural workers have access to the best possible soil testing tools, they will then be more able to protect and improve the health of their land as needed.

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Chromogenic Tissue Staining Using DAB Detection Systems

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Watch our step-by-step IHC video protocol to learn how to develop your chromogenic staining with DAB reagent systems.

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What Hallucination Reveals About Our Minds

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Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnett syndrome -- when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients in heartwarming detail and walks us through the biology of this under-reported phenomenon.

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Mouse Study Can Explain How the Brain Turns Pain Up or Down

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A new study in mice uncovered a previously unknown role that the central amygdala can play in upgrading or downgrading pain signals in the brain’s circuitry.

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Medical Marijuana May Help Lessen Opioid Use and Potential Abuse
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Medical marijuana shows early promise to lessen opioid use and potential abuse, according to a systematic review of published studies being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting. However, more rigorous scientific research must be conducted to determine if there truly are pain relief benefits to medical marijuana that can help ease chronic pain and outweigh potential risks.

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Compound Kills Chemotherapy-resistant Cancer Cells
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Study reports the discovery of a compound that is capable of killing chemotherapy-resistant glioblastoma-initiating cells (GICs), raising hopes of producing drugs capable of eradicating refractory tumors with low toxicity.

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Better Together - Quest Towards Open Access Publication
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Not-for-profit Jisc and the Microbiology Society announce a pilot transitional open access agreement. The "Publish and Read" deal will allow researchers at participating institutions to publish an unlimited number of open-access articles, as well as access to the society’s full portfolio in return for a cost neutral fixed fee.

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BNA Interview Series: Exploring the Inflamed Mind With Professor Ed Bullmore
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At the British Neuroscience Association's Festival of Neuroscience, we were lucky enough to sit down with some influential neuroscientists to discuss their work. In our last interview of the series, we talk to Professor Ed Bullmore on the evidence that connects inflammation and depression, and the possibility that the immune system could be targeted as part of future antidepressant treatments.

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Who Is Responsible for Reproducible Science?
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Reproducibility is now recognized as a core feature of good scientific practice but too many papers fail to meet the grade. We talked to Leslie D McIntosh, CEO of Ripeta, on the topic of reproducibility. In this interview, we ask Leslie about the concepts within Ripeta’s recent report on the state of reproducible science in 2019.

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Just a Gut Feeling: IBS, SIBO and the Gut-Brain Connection
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People often talk about their “gut instincts” or how they just “felt it in my guts”. Are these just figures of speech? It turns out that the gut – the digestive system – has its own nervous system that is often referred to as our “second brain”. This article investigates how our "two brains" communicate, and how breakdowns in that communication can lead to diseases like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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Feeling Like a Fraud: Impostor Syndrome in STEM
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Impostor syndrome is experienced by millions of people around the world cross culturally, and describes difficulty internalizing one's accomplishments or abilities, and instead attributing their success to other factors. In this article, we explore the prevalence of impostor syndrome in STEM and the impact it has on the scientific community.

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BNA Interview Series: Brain Repair and Regeneration With Professor Anders Björklund
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At the British Neuroscience Association (BNA)’s Festival of Neuroscience, we were lucky enough to sit down with some influential neuroscientists to discuss their work. Here, we interview Lund University’s Professor Anders Björklund on his foundational research into the use of stem cell transplantation therapy for Parkinson’s disease.

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Better Together: Difficulty Integrating the Senses in Anxiety Disorders
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Our reality is constructed through a combination of our sensory data. This process is called multisensory integration. In this article, neuroscientist Naomi Heffer outlines how exploring this process might help us understand how anxiety disorders affect our brain.

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