Metabolomics: The Long Journey from Lab to Clinic

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Recent improvements in technology are enabling the simultaneous detection and quantitation of large numbers of metabolites from biological samples. Here, we examine the challenges and innovations in metabolomics technologies and find out how these tools are impacting on clinical biomarker discovery.

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10 Things We Didn't Know Last Week - 13 July 2018

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A round-up of the biggest science stories from this week.

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From Metabolite to Biomarker: Mass Spectrometry in Diagnostics

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Professor Alain van Gool, Professor of Personalized Healthcare at Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc), in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, helps oversee Radboudumc’s 19 Technology Centers, which span multiple aspects of biomedical science. He also has a rather more specialized position as head of the Translational Metabolic Laboratory (TML).

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Mouse Study Suggests That Dietary Fat, Not Carbs, Drives Obesity

Mouse Study Suggests That Dietary Fat, Not Carbs, Drives Obesity

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A mouse study that made over 100,000 measurements of body weight and fat has concluded that the sole driver of obesity in mice is increased dietary fat content.

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Synthetic Material That Detects Enzymatic Activity
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Scientists integrate protein and polymer building blocks to create stimulus-responsive systems

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Study Sets New Standards for Liquid Biopsy
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A new study helps set standards for RNA sequencing, improving standard practice and laying the foundation to move the field forward.

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Hidden Signals in RNAs Regulate Protein Synthesis
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Scientists have long known that RNA encodes instructions to make proteins. In a new study published in Nature, scientists describe how the protein-making machinery identifies alternative initiation sites from which to start protein synthesis.

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Cell Culture Quality Control: Blissful Ignorance?

Cell Culture Quality Control: Blissful Ignorance?

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How can quality control efforts keep up with the rapid advances in cellular model research? Read on for insights into challenges in recognizing and managing issues in cell culture quality control

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UPS Ensures a Stable Outlook for Diamond Light Source
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Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron facility and is used by over 7,000 researchers from both academia and industry to conduct essential experiments that keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research. Due to the sensitive nature of the equipment, it is therefore imperative that a stable power supply is maintained to the equipment.

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Biosafety and the Agents of Doom
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To combat harmful pathogens it is vitally important that scientists have facilities available that enable them to work on them safely. These facilities should prevent the operator from becoming infected with the agent they are working with and prevent the organism from escaping the laboratory setting and potentially initiating new outbreaks of disease.

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Strawberry’s Properties are More than Skin Deep
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Everyone loves a perfectly ripe strawberry, right? They count towards your five a day and contain important nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. But what if science could help breeders make them even better?

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