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Next-Generation Sequencing in Precision Oncology: Detecting Minimal Residual Disease

The development of next-generation sequencing (NGS) has made the sequencing of patient tissues or tumors a realistic option and has allowed for the rapid development of personalized cancer treatments. This article explores how NGS is being used in precision oncology to detect minimal residual disease.
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The Refractometer, How It Works and Role in the Food Industry

In this article, we discuss what a refractometer is and how it works, the different types available and their applications in the food industry.
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How Does Alcohol Affect the Brain and the Body?

Alcohol has complex, unseen and far-reaching effects at the molecular and cellular level, including altering our gut microbiome, accelerating the aging process and even changing the synapses in the brain.
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The Future of Science: Humanity Takes a Front Seat

With the world of science rapidly evolving, and a new year beginning, we looked at the trends breaking through right now, asking experts: where is the world of science headed?
A 96-well cell culture plate into which a multichannel pipette is being inserted to withdraw media samples.

How Spent Media Analysis Could Pave the Way to Affordable Alternative Proteins

We spoke to Professor Jenny Nelson and Edward O’Neill to find out how spent media analysis could help to drive down costs and make cell cultured proteins an affordable reality for consumers.
A light beam being diverted and split into its constituent colors by a prism, as in a monochromator.

The Monochromator and Its Role in the Spectrograph

Monochromators are an essential part of many spectrometers, important for a range of applications. This article describes what a monochromator is, how it works, the different types, what they are used for and their role in the spectrograph.
Illustration of a cell culture plate with various organoids linking to the area of the human body they are from.

An Introduction to Organoids, Organoid Creation, Culture and Applications

Organoids have revolutionized biological and medical research and proven to be excellent substitutes for animal models in preclinical studies. Here, we discuss what organoids are and how they have been developed over the years to become popular research tools.
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Navigating GDPR Guidelines in Decentralized Trials

This article explores how sponsors can overcome some of the challenges of data privacy when conducting decentralized clinical trials.
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Exceling at Accelerating in Rare Disease Drug Development

In this article, we discuss several challenges in rare disease drug development and why the need for innovation in this space is even more critical than for more common diseases.

The Chi-Squared Test

The chi-squared test, often written as χ2 test, is a statistical hypothesis test used in the analysis of categorical variables to determine whether observed data are different from expectations. In this article, we explore the basics of this important test.