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Heroines of the Periodic Table

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During this International Year of the Periodic Table we are sharing the story of two of chemistry’s most brilliant and bold women, their paths to and how they changed the world as we know it.

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The Chemistry Behind Different Tea Flavors

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We’re going to debunk a couple of myths behind the healthful and flavorful compounds found in different types of tea.

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Answer the challenges of CDS Data integrity - Sterling Pharma Solutions Ltd

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Data integrity continues to be a hot topic for the regulatory agencies in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Voice to the Voiceless? Researchers Translate Brain Activity Into Speech

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A system capable of translating brain activity into synthesised speech by decoding the movements of muscles involved in vocalisation has shown its potential in a proof-of-concept experiment conducted by researchers at the University of California San Francisc

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NMR Spectroscopy and Databases for the Identification of Metabolites

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Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a powerful technique used to identify and quantify the constituents of complex mixtures. Here, we take a look at how researchers are using NMR spectroscopy and databases in the emerging field of metabolomics.

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To Improve Huntington's Clinical Trials, Ask the Patients First

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Progress in understanding the genetic mutation responsible for Huntington's disease (HD) and at least some molecular underpinnings of the disease has resulted in a new era of clinical testing of potential treatments. A new survey of HD patients has provided valuable information for clinical trial design.

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Computational Genetics Furthers Our Understanding of Human Diseases
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In a series of studies that volleyed between large databases and research in zebrafish, investigators have discovered a link between vascular biology and eye disease.

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Are Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms Holding Back Agricultural Innovation?
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The EU's policy on genetically modified organisms (GMO's) is extremely strict and prevents new GMO crops from being authorized. The policy is based on arguments about the risk and unnaturalness of GMO plants - but these arguments cannot justify the restrictive regulation, three researchers conclude in a new study.

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Gut Bacteria That Battles Salmonella Infection
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Scientists have identified bacteria that protect mice from Salmonella infection.

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Exascale Computing to Unlock the Mysteries of the Human Brain

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The human brain sequesters many mysteries. How does cognitive development take place? How does it help us learn? What causes brain diseases? An exciting venture involving researchers from Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago, Harvard University, and Princeton University is preparing to unleash a $500-million supercomputer, dubbed Aurora, in the pursuit of these answers.

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Nanomaterials in Wastewater: Emerging Contaminant or Promising Treatment?
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One of the most exciting fields opening up as a result of efforts to identify new or unforeseen hazards to our waterways and effective methods for treating contaminated wastewater and industrial effluents is the study of nanomaterials and nanotechnology; both as an emerging contaminant in industrial effluents, and a potentially useful tool for water filtration and purification.

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Genotype vs Phenotype: Examples and Definitions
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Any organism is a by-product of both its genetic makeup and the environment. To understand this in detail, we must first appreciate some basic genetic vocabulary and concepts. Here, we provide definitions for the terms genotype and phenotype, discuss their relationship and take a look at why and how we might choose to study them.

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8 Ways AI Will Revolutionize Healthcare
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The healthcare sector is always looking for new ways to optimize delivery, cut costs and offer more accurate results. AI has solutions to each of these challenges.

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