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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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The New Normalization in Western Blotting
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A western blot is supposed to give you information on true experimental conditions or differences between samples. It is instrumental for the detection of proteins in research discovery and biopharma. In this article, we will be explaining the two main western blotting normalization methods; the older housekeeping protein method and the newer TPN method.

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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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Metabolomics, She Wrote: Towards Accurate Time of Death Analysis by GC-MS
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Estimating the time of death is one of the most important and challenging tasks in a forensic investigation. Therefore a laboratory method based on a robust biomarker would help to improve the reliability of time of death analysis.

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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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One-Way vs Two-Way ANOVA: Differences, Assumptions and Hypotheses
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A key statistical test in research fields including biology, economics and psychology, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is very useful for analyzing datasets. It allows comparisons to be made between three or more groups of data. Here, we summarize the key differences between these two tests, including the assumptions and hypotheses that must be made about each type of test.

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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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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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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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