African Swine Fever: How to Stay One Step Ahead

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EFSA’s new practical guide on African swine fever: what it is and how to protect domestic pigs from infection. From causes and symptoms to precautionary measures, a list of best practices on how to protect farm animals and wild boar populations from ASF.

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6 Tips for Improving Sample Staining for Flow Cytometry

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Developed initially in the field of immunology, flow cytometry now has applications throughout the biological sciences and beyond. A successful flow cytometry experiment begins with good sample preparation.

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Exploring Multiple Dimensions in the Forensics of “Space Candy” with Boston Uni. - Behind the Science

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In forensic toxicology laboratories, the accuracy and precision of an analytical technique are essential in determining what drugs or chemicals may have played a role in an individual's death. Is it possible to use one analytical technique to test a variety of different matrices - liquid or solid?

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Clinical Microbial Identification by MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry

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Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) is a powerful analytical mass spectrometry technique that has generated numerous diagnostic and clinical applications, especially for the identification of microorganisms for medical diagnosis. Here we take a look at the role of MALDI-TOF in clinical microbial identification and what its future looks like.

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Mitochondrial Evolution May Cause Speciation

Mitochondrial Evolution May Cause Speciation

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Genetic research at Oregon State University has shed new light on how isolated populations of the same species evolve toward reproductive incompatibility and thus become separate species.

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Using Snail Mail to Deliver Tests Boost Colorectal Cancer Screening
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By sending tests in the post, researchers boost colorectal cancer screening

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Sex Differences Revealed: Heart Failure Death Rates
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Death from heart failure in men and women compared in a study of over 90 000 patients

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Buzzing for Love: Fruit fly mating decisions can teach us about human motivation
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Understanding the mechanisms of insect choice could help scientists glean insights into and develop strategies for the treatment of human disorders where motivation goes awry

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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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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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Strawberry’s Properties are More than Skin Deep
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Everyone loves a perfectly ripe strawberry, right? They count towards your five a day and contain important nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. But what if science could help breeders make them even better?

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Forensic Analysis Reveals Links Between Sources of Illicit Cannabis
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Genetic variations have been used to link cannabis samples to geographical areas of origin, providing insight into the plant's history and possible distribution.

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