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Science advances at a rapid pace, and supporting technologies and infrastructures have to adapt accordingly. One of the latest evolutions in technology is the shift from traditional software and hardware tools to newer cloud-based services. In this blog, Thermo Fisher Scientific's Karen Velardi looks at, we look at the different cloud services that are changing the way modern research is done.

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Understanding Addiction

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We interviewed award-winning neuroscientist and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuroscience, Prof. Marina Picciotto, to find out about: her career, work-life balance, the importance of good science communication and what she thinks needs to be done to encourage more women to pursue a STEM career.

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What is Nanotechnology and What's It's Role in the Food Industry?

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In the food area, researchers are working with nanotechnology to create novel products that may be of benefit to health and diets. What are their possible applications? Is it safe?

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10 Tips on How to Fall Asleep Fast

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We spend a third of our lives asleep. Good quality sleep is fundamental for our health and well-being. This infographic describes how to improve your sleep health and get to sleep in ten easy steps.

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Some Like it Hot - Including Tree Shrews!

Some Like it Hot - Including Tree Shrews!

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Spicy foods elicit a pungent or hot and painful sensation that repels most mammals. However, the tree shrew, a species closely related to primates, seems to violate this rule of thumb.

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Convergence of Synaptic Signals is Mediated by a Protein Critical for Learning and Memory
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Researchers show that protein Kinase C is a novel information integrator, keeping tabs on the recent history of neighboring synapses while simultaneously monitoring local synaptic input

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Protein Essential for Making Stem Cells Identified
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The discovery by Stanford scientists drills a peephole into the black box of cellular reprogramming and may lead to new ways to generate induced pluripotent stem cells in the laboratory.

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Detecting Heart Damage Long Before Parkinson's Symptoms Appear
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Mapping inflammation in the heart before diagnosis of Parkinson's disease: a new tool for tracking treatment efficacy

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The Ionic Basis for Electrosensation In Sharks and Skates

The Ionic Basis for Electrosensation In Sharks and Skates

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Neuroscientists have identified the ionic basis for electroreception in sharks and their relatives, skates.

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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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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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