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Lipidomics in Biotech and Pharma: Farther than Fat

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Once shunted to the side by investment in other omics, lipidomics has seen increasing interest from biotech and pharma companies in recent years. Here, we explore the technology and ingenuity powering this lipid revolution.

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Blood Sugar Spikes Hit Diabetic Highs Even in Healthy People

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A new study into the development of diabetes suggests that individuals – even those who consider themselves healthy – might need to pay more attention to their blood sugar.

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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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What Doesn't Kill Cells Makes Them Stronger

What Doesn't Kill Cells Makes Them Stronger

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We’ve all heard the expression: “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Now, research suggests why, at a cellular level, this might be true. Brief exposures to stressors can be beneficial by prompting the cell to trigger sustained production of antioxidants, molecules that help get rid of toxic cellular buildup related to normal metabolism.



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Common Disease Mechanism for ALS and Frontotemporal Dementia
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Findings suggest mutations leading to accumulation of RNA-binding proteins to blame for disease, and could offer route for early diagnosis

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Progress toward Plugging an Antibiotic Pump
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Each year in the U.S., at least 23,000 people die from infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria. Using computer modeling, researchers are developing the means to prevent some of those deaths. One way bacteria develop resistance is by producing pumps that spit out antibiotics, before they can do any damage. The researchers teased out the details of how one antibiotic pump works.

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Why Do Some Microbes Live in Your Gut While Others Don’t?
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Researchers have found a new approach to identifying the genes that may be important to help microbes live successfully in the human gut.

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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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The Agricultural Perspective on Water Contamination by Pharmaceuticals
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Despite centuries of research into drug development, investigation into the environmental impact of pharmaceuticals is a much younger field. If not treated effectively, there is the potential for pharmaceuticals in wastewater to affect the agricultural industry through the use of this contaminated water supply.

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A Micro-revolution with Giant Benefits
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With more and more applications of the microfluidics industry becoming apparent, giving scientists the tools they need has never been more important. This article highlights major industries that benefit from microfluidic technology, and provides insights into how demands for microfluidic components are changing.

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UHPLC- Robust Technology Built to Perform
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Chromatography is the backbone of analytical laboratories with high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) representing the largest portion. Classical HPLC has been challenged - or complemented - in the last decade by ultrahigh performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC).

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