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Why Are COVID-19 Scientists So Interested in What We Flush Away? Could Wastewater Predict a Second Wave of SARS-CoV-2 Infections?
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As some of the stricter COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are being eased, some have already experienced a second wave of cases. But might there be a way to predict new epicenters of infection and nip them in the bud before they are able to establish themselves and spread further? Some scientists think so, and the answer lies beneath our feet – wastewater.

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The Coronavirus Outbreak
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On December 31, 2019, the first cases of a novel coronavirus were identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Here, we curate a collection of news and content related to the outbreak.

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Troubleshooting the Development of New Gene Therapies
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As a cutting-edge biopharmaceutical technology, there are multiple gene therapies now FDA approved; with hundreds more in clinical trials, we’re likely to see many more of these therapies on the market soon. However, to keep up with the rapid pace of clinical research, developers are working to streamline the manufacturing and quality control process to improve quality and lower the cost of bringing these important drugs to market.

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How Are Drugs Developed?
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You are unwell, you see a doctor, and in some instances the doctor writes a prescription for a drug that is designed to help with your condition. But how exactly is that drug developed and how long did it take for the “final product”, that now sits neatly on the pharmacy shelf, to become available to patients?

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Gas Chromatography – How a Gas Chromatography Machine Works, How To Read a Chromatograph and GCxGC
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In this article, we take a look at what gas chromatography is, how it works and how to interpret output date. Its combination with mass spectrometry and the use of multiple dimensions are considered, and strengths, limitations and common problems are discussed.

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Innate vs Adaptive Immunity
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Organisms must constantly protect themselves from harm caused by pathogens like viruses and bacteria. The immune system delivers this protection via numerous pathways. The immune response is broken down into innate immunity, which an organism is born with, and adaptive immunity, which an organism acquires following disease exposure. In this article, we explore both of these areas of the immune system.

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Venturing Into the Dark Unknown of Metabolomics With Deep Learning
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The art and beauty of science is the endless quest; the quest for new discoveries, new knowledge and evidence that either propels what we already know one step further or makes us firmly stop in our tracks, take a step back and reassess what we think we know. This continual pursuit has brought scientists to, arguably, one of the greatest challenges yet in modern discovery: the field of metabolomics.

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Active vs Passive Immunity: Differences and Definition
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Immunity is defined as the body’s ability to protect itself from an infectious disease. When you are immune to a disease, your immune system can fight off infection from it. In this article, we compare and contrast two types of acquired immunity: active and passive immunity.

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A Long Day's Night: Working on the Frontline of Structural Biology in COVID-19 Times
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After the initial outbreak of COVID-19 and the sequencing of the virus' genome, Garry Buchko and colleagues quickly assembled to prioritize structural genomics efforts to focus on deciphering important protein structures from SARS-CoV-2. In this interview, we learn about Bucko's research focus and how his team are working to decipher to the structure of SARS-Cov-2's proteins.

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How Can the Internet of Things Improve Lab Research?
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The internet of things (IoT) has been used in hospitals to track people, supplies and equipment so that they can improve workflow, reduce congestion and delays, monitor the condition of equipment and reduce the misplacement of devices. Will it have a similarly game-changing impact in research labs?

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