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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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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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Essential Amino Acids: Chart, Abbreviations and Structure
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Amino acids are the building blocks that form polypeptides and ultimately proteins. Consequently, they are fundamental components of our bodies and vital for physiological functions such as protein synthesis, tissue repair and nutrient absorption. Here we take a closer look at amino acid properties, how they are used in the body and where they come from.

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Glycolysis Inhibitor Could Prevent Cell Death and Excitotoxic Brain Disease
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An international team of researchers has found a potential drug that may prevent neuronal death through glucose metabolism modification in stressed neurons.

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Living in the (Bio)material World: A Night at Biodesign Here Now
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We report the opening night of Biodesign Here Now, an event featuring architects, artists, textile designers, and many more creatives who have found ways to bring together biology and design in their work, showing a way forward for collaboration between the two fields.

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Lipidomics – A Niche but Rapidly Growing Field
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Although researchers have been working on lipid biochemistry for many decades, lipidomics is a more recent, newly emerging discipline – with potential applications for diagnosing and preventing disease.

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Novel Biomarker Can Accurately Detect Antibody-mediated Kidney Rejection
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An 8-gene assay which can non-invasively identify patients suffering from antibody-mediated rejection of kidney transplant has recently been discovered in a research study led by scientists at KU Leuven.

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Could a New Project Expose Predatory Conferences?
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The rise of predatory conferences jeopardises the future of legitimate research events. But could conference IDs be the solution?

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The All of Us Research Project: A Historic Effort to Sequence One Million Genomes
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The All of Us research project will sequence the genome of one million individuals in the United States with the aim to enable advances in personalized medicine.

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Transcription vs Translation Worksheet
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The journey from gene to protein is complex and tightly controlled within each cell. It consists of two major steps: transcription and translation. Here, we describe the processes of transcription and translation as they take place in eukaryotic cells.

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