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Memory Pioneer Celebrates Her Centenary

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Brenda Milner who pioneered our understanding of multi-system memory celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend

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In situ RNA Hybridization for Drug Discovery: 8 Considerations

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In situ RNA hybridization has been an important method in the researcher’s toolbox for decades, and it is being continually refined to increase its scope. This list highlights 8 points to consider when using in situ RNA hybridization for drug discovery.

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Tackling Antibiotic-resistance: Nitric Oxide-based Treatments for Respiratory Diseases

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The failure of conventional antibiotics to treat numerous antibiotic-resistant infections necessitates the development of new agents – as a natural anti-microbial nitric oxide holds particular promise.

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Superbugs: The Fight for Our Lives

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Sheldon Paquin explores how society is responding to the enormous challenge of antibiotic resistance.

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Moving Past Paper: Realizing the Potential of ELNs

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Electronic Laboratory Notebooks are becoming more popular as labs embrace digitization. ELN provider Biodata’s flagship offering, Labguru, has over 30,000 users worldwide. We caught up with Steve Yemm, recently appointed CEO of BioData, to ask him about the advantages of ELNs and the challenges they face in a digital market.

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Environmental Monitoring Using Honeybees

Environmental Monitoring Using Honeybees

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A pilot project on "citizen science: an investigation for pesticides in apicultural products", will focus on the development of an internationally standardized protocol for environmental monitoring of pesticide use through honeybees.

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Why Do Our Immune Responses Differ?
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A study of 1,000 individuals has identified three main factors that determine how our immune responses differ. The research might help identify ways to make better vaccines and improve our understanding of autoimmune disease.

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Resurrected Zombie Gene Protects Elephants Against Cancer
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Elephants have developed a way to resist cancer, by resurrecting a ‘zombie’ gene known as leukemia inhibitory factor 6 (LIF6). Activated LIF6 responds to damaged DNA and efficiently kills cells that are destined to become cancer cells.

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Key Gene to Accelerate Sugarcane Growth Is Identified
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Sugarcane yields have been static for decades owing to constraints on culm (aerial stem) development. By manipulating the activity of this gene in transgenic sugarcane lines developed in Australia, the researchers succeeded in substantially increasing culm volume and changing the allocation of carbon to structural and storage molecules.

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How Does the Brain Represent the Objects We Touch?

How Does the Brain Represent the Objects We Touch?

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A hypothetical model to understand how “touch” is represented in the brain.

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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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