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Three Ways to Turn Life Science Suppliers into Partners
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A growing number of life science businesses are turning to greater supply chain collaboration for benefits like accelerated time to market, improved quality, reduced risk and more rapid and widespread innovation. But while 68% of executives in this industry say active and meaningful engagement with suppliers is essential to success, far too many, over a third, struggle to implement it.

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How Can Machine Learning Improve Surgery?
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Machine learning modeling is one of the most eagerly adopted technologies across healthcare. An important technology in this area is robot-assisted surgery, where the hope is that AI’s rapid evolution will soon allow machine learning models to enhance current surgical practice. This article reviews the current and close future applications of machine learning in burn surgery and microsurgery.

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Advanced Data Analytics in Pharma: Going Beyond Patterns to Understand the “Why”
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New developments in pharmaceuticals have made new drugs and treatments available, enhancing options and quality of life for patients. Advanced data analytics solutions mean treatments are more effective and affordable, and less intrusive. However, these evolutions will mean major changes in how companies interact with patients and caregivers, and this will necessitate new capabilities for operations and supply chain.

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Deciphering the Cancer Proteome
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This article explores the current state of play within the area of cancer proteomics, highlights some of the techniques used to investigate the proteome, and looks at the impact of combining proteomics with other ‘omics’ in relation to cancer research.

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Procalcitonin Measurement for Effective Antibiotic Stewardship
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The accurate identification of bacterial infections is necessary for the fight against antibiotic resistance. This procalcitonin assay is set to aid antibiotic stewardship and improve healthcare outcomes for sepsis patients.

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Antimicrobial Resistance – the Rise of Global Superbugs
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Antimicrobials have revolutionized medicine by enabling treatments for diseases that would once have proven fatal, however,they have since proven to be a double-edged sword.

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Helping Analytical Chemistry Embrace Big Data
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Many recent advances in research have aimed to maximize the amount of data we can produce. But handling all that data is a challenge, and in analytical chemistry, data has more complexity and value than everyday spreadsheets, and tools matching that complexity will be needed to get data back into shape. We discussed how the field should approach these challenges with Andrew Anderson and , Graham McGibbon of Toronto-based analytical software supplier ACD/Labs.

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On-demand Explosions are Helping to Build Better Batteries
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A new device allows researchers to make lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries fail on demand, and that’s a crucial step in making them safer.

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Scientist Explains How They Un-picked Pick’s Disease
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Scientists use Cryo-EM to solve the structure of the frontotemporal dementia-causing tau protein tangles.

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Lytic vs Lysogenic – Understanding Bacteriophage Life Cycles
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Bacteriophage (phage) are obligate intracellular viruses that specifically infect bacteria. Here we take an overview of their structure, life-cycle and the role they have played in advancing science and medicine.

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