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Mass Spectrometry Based Analysis Reveals the Chemistry of Wine Bouquet
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Scientists have developed an automated dynamic headspace method that can provide a snapshot of the aroma compounds emanated from wine in conditions close to those found during wine tasting. They have then implemented the technique to see how this profile changes over time as it might in the glass during consumption.

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Novel UPLC - MS/MS Method Detects Mycotoxin, Ochratoxin A, in Food Products
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A team of scientists have designed a simplified, sensitive test that can identify the mycotoxin ochratoxin A in food products, which can cause serious harm if ingested.

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qPortal Offers a Data-Driven Approach to Biomedical Research
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We discuss the recently released data management platform qPortal with one of its creators, Christopher Mohr.

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Rapid Detection of Designer Drugs Presents Challenges for Law Enforcement and Forensic Toxicology
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The rise of designer drugs is creating new challenges for both law enforcement and forensic toxicology laboratories, leading to new methods to identify and combat the often-deadly substances.

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Neuromodulation Through the Skull: Can tdc stimulators improve performance?
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Brain stimulation has been associated with improvements in cognitive and sports performance, but exactly how effective it is remains up for debate.

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The Changing Role of Pathologists in the Age of Precision Medicine
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We spoke to Dr Philippe Taniere, Consultant Histopathologist/Molecular Pathology, and Dr Matthew Evans, Specialist Registrar at University Hospitals Birmingham, to learn how the role of pathologists is changing, what this means for oncologists and cancer patients, and some of the challenges these changes may present.

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World Cancer Day: Unite the Fight Against Cancer
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World Cancer Day takes place on February 4 each year. This global event aims to ‘unite the fight’ against cancer and raise awareness of the disease. To mark this day, we have compiled some key cancer facts and a selection of the latest research developments.

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Types of Pollution: Have You Considered Pharmaceutical Waste?
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Despite regulation and legislation regarding the methods by which pharmaceutical companies must treat waste water, reports indicate that manufacturers are continuing to discharge untreated or inappropriately treated waste into the environment. The problem is having devastating impacts on human health, the environment and antimicrobial resistance is soaring.

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Reprogramming and iPSC Formation - Then and Now
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The ability to create stem cells from non-embryonic cells, through the process of reprogramming, lifted the ethical hindrance and is driving stem cell research in a new direction at a rapid pace.

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The Germ and the Gene: Gut Bacteria Research Takes a Step Forward
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This article reviews some new developments in our knowledge of how our gut microbiota interacts with our genome.

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