The Big Fat Science Quiz of the Year 2016

Quiz

Test your knowledge of the biggest breakthroughs and announcements from the world of science last year.

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What Tears Can Tell Us About Our Nutritional Health

Article

Adrienne R. Minerick, Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, College of Engineering, Michigan Technological University, tells us about the potential that tears can offer as an indicator of nutritional health.

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High Purity Plasma Extraction

Blog

To learn about some of the challenges of extracting plasma from blood, and how a recently developed microfluidic device could help overcome some of these, we spoke to Dr. Weihua Li.

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Electrochemical HPLC Detection of Sugars in Foods and Beverages

Blog

Ade Kujore talks about electrochemical HPLC analysis in food analysis.

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Lab-on-a-Chip to Help Detect Cancer

Podcast

In this podcast, we speak to Gustavo Stolovitsky to learn about his career and the work he is doing at IBM Research.

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Global Coalition To Prevent Epidemics Launched

Global Coalition To Prevent Epidemics Launched

CEPI, A global coalition to create new vaccines for emerging infectious diseases, has been launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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Breast Tumours Evolve to Make Their Own "Fuel Supply"

Scientists have discovered why a type of breast cancer drug stops working in some patients.

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Nanoscience and Magnetic Fields Used in Biochemical Tests

Cutting-edge nanoscience has been combined with a magnetic phenomenon discovered more than 170 years ago to create a method for speedy medical tests. The discovery, if commercialized, could lead to faster test results for HIV, Lyme disease, syphilis, rotavirus and other infectious conditions.

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PPMO Has the Ability to Stop Resistance to Antibiotics

The molecule PPMO, short for peptide-conjugated phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomer combats New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase, or NDM-1. It’s accompanied by additional genes that encode resistance to most if not all antibiotics.

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