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The Rationale Behind Social Distancing and Hand Washing

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In the time of COVID-19, the Internet is aflush with expert advice about social distancing. At the same time, raw emotion has driven many to massive trips to the grocery store. In addition to toilet paper, alcohol-based hand sanitizer is the favorite on everybody’s panic-shopping list. The sale of hand sanitizers has gone up almost 500%, in contrast to soap, which has gone up a paltry 70%. So why do experts advise social distancing, and are hand sanitizers the answer to all our problems?

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New Immune Cell on the Block During Viral Lung Infections

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Scientists have identified a novel group of immune cells in the lungs that are associated with the control of inflammation during viral infections, like influenza or possibly coronavirus. This discovery may help to advance the development of therapeutics to treat inflammation-related lung conditions such as bronchitis, influenza and potentially even COVID-19.

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Chromatography Data System Letting You Down? Register Now!

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Learn how Thermo Scientific™ Chromeleon™ 7.3 Chromatography Data System (CDS) is the first CDS to truly meet the needs of both the IT and infrastructure team and the laboratory.

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Mild Behavioral Impairment Linked to Alzheimer's Disease Plaques

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New research from McGill University has found that the presence and severity of mild behavioural impairment in cognitively healthy individuals is strongly associated with the presence of amyloid plaques deposits in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.

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UCSD To Advance Stem Cell Therapies in New Space Station Lab
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UC San Diego and Space Tango have received a NASA award to develop the first dedicated stem cell research laboratory within the International Space Station.

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Low Levels of Air Pollution Impact Gene Expression
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New data from a research study by Monash University researchers in Australia raises significant concerns that even short-term exposure to low level air pollution can affect gene expression, leaving us at risk of other diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

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Largest Map of Protein Connections Holds Clues to Health and Disease
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Almost a decade in the making, the human protein map is now available thanks to a joint effort, involving over 80 researchers.

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How Are Scientists Tackling Difficult Drinking Water Contaminants?

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For some drinking water contaminants, ordinary treatments are not enough. In this article, we explore how researchers are applying advances throughout the scientific field to tackle some of the most complex challenges in managing drinking water contamination.

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Molecular Testing – Closing the Gap Between TB Detection and Treatment
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Mycobacteria are a widespread and hard to tackle group of bacteria that can colonize their hosts without inducing any pathogenic signs or can cause latent infections that can lead to severe diseases. Reliable diagnostics are therefore key to tackling this global problem.

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The Coronavirus Outbreak
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On December 31, 2019, the first cases of a novel coronavirus were identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Here, we curate a collection of news and content related to the outbreak.

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How Could a Focus on User Experience Build Better Labs?
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Companies undergoing digital transformation are beginning to realise that just implementing new software isn’t valuable unless researchers can make the most of it. In this article, Paula de Matos, a consultant at The Pistoia Alliance, outlines five technologies that will drive the development of user experience in healthcare and the life sciences in the next few years.

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