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How Fungus-Farming Ants Might Help us Develop New Antibiotics

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Scientists are trying to develop new antibiotics for humans from the bacteria leafcutter ants are carrying on their bodies to protect the fungus they farm from other microbes.

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Brain Stimulation in Health and Disease

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This list details the current brain stimulation technologies on the market and describes the future direction of these technologies.

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Plug-and-play Paperfluidic Diagnostics

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Researchers at MIT have developed half-inch modular blocks that can be constructed to produced different diagnostic devices. They hope that their low-cost, easy-to-assemble half-inch creations will soon land in the hands of many small laboratories around the world, to improve infection detection and monitoring.

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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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Breast Cancers Enlist the Help of Normal Cells to Help Them Spread & Survive

Breast Cancers Enlist the Help of Normal Cells to Help Them Spread & Survive

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Researchers have shown that triple negative breast tumours - which are the most aggressive and have the fewest treatment options - might one day be treated with a drug that cuts the 'phone lines' between normal cells and tumour cells.

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Tiny Helpers that Clean Cells
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New results show which proteins assist the natural recycling process in the body.

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Mixing Energy Drinks with Alcohol could Enhance the Negative Effects
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A key ingredient of energy drinks could be exacerbating some of the negative effects of binge drinking according to a new study.

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Natural Refrigerant Could Reduce Energy Costs and Conserve the Environment
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Recently, a team investigated how natural refrigerants could replace CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs in geothermal heat pumps to reduce energy consumption and operating costs.

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Can High-Throughput Technologies Improve Reproducibility in Neuroscience?

Can High-Throughput Technologies Improve Reproducibility in Neuroscience?

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By improving sensitivity in quality control, increasing capacity and throughput, and by improving assay development and measurement, high-throughput technologies are helping to overcome the reproducibility crisis in science.

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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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The Biosimilars Market is Likely to Grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 49.1% from 2015 to 2020
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The global biosimilars market was valued at $2,552.0 million in 2014 and is expected to reach $26,551.3 million by 2020, supported by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 49.1% during the forecast period 2015 to 2020, according to Allied Market Research’s report.

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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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