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Coffee and Your Health: The Good and the Bad

We break down some of the key, recent coffee-health research in this article.
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Dendritic Cells: Dendritic Cell Origin, Function and Related Conditions

In this article, we consider what dendritic cells are, how they are generated, their function in the body and some medical conditions related to them.
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How To Identify Predatory Conferences With Susan Veldsman

Predatory conferences mimic legitimate academic events but lack essential academic standards. Susan Veldsman, Director of the Scholarly Publication Unit at ASSAf, scrutinizes these deceptive practices in Technology Networks’ Ask Me Anything session.
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IMiLi Aims To Address Microbial Education for All

Our education system fails to furnish young people who will go on to be decision-makers, at home and in the workplace, with an adequate grasp of microbiology. The International Microbiology Literacy Initiative (IMiLI) is hoping to address this.
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The Need To Scale Single-Cell Functional Studies

Kathrin Herbst reviews the pros and cons of various single-cell technologies and discusses the need to move to functional readouts in the future.
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From PFAS to Microplastics, What Might Be Leaking Out of Your Teabag?

Depending on the brand, your favorite cup of tea could be contaminated with billions of microplastics and/or traces of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
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Bringing the Benefits of 4D-Lipidomics Research to the Clinic

The capabilities of trapped ion mobility spectrometry combined with automated data annotation software are driving new developments in lipid analysis. This article discusses how such advances are bringing the technology to more mainstream use, setting the foundations for future clinical research.
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Charging Forward: How Calorimetry Drives EV Battery Innovation

This article discusses how developers are using calorimetry to inform decision-making surrounding battery design and manufacture, and explores how increasing battery size needs to be supported with larger and more comprehensive testing equipment.
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Why Scientists Should Care About Society Publishing

The publishing landscape for scientists is changing, and there is now a plethora of options available, whether commercial or society-associated, from which to choose. This article explores where society journals sit in our scientific publishing picture and how publishing fits with societies.
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Look Under the Scope – LGBT+ History Month

The theme for LGBT+ History Month this year is Medicine – #UnderTheScope, celebrating the contribution of LGBT+ individuals to medicine and healthcare. Here, we explore key figures often passed over when recounting significant contributions to medicine.
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