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Disease Detectives: Working on the Frontline
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Throughout human history, we have always been at war with infectious agents. In the past, there used to be less sophisticated tools to identify epidemics. Nowadays, more advanced technologies, such as genomic sequencing, are being harnessed to gain information about infectious agents.

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The Therapeutic Antibody Revolution
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A crucial component of our immune system, antibodies are now the most rapidly growing class of approved biopharmaceutical drugs. We explore the past, present and future of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies.

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NASA Shows Us How Climate Change Will Drastically Change the Ocean
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NASA has released a new video that shows what the planet's surface would look like without water. While the oceans aren't in danger of drying out in the near future, it highlights more immediate threats, like the real-life water crises that are happening right now.

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High-throughput Technologies in Drug Discovery
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Bringing new medicines to patients struggling with serious illness is the driving force behind drug discovery and development. This article highlights advances in three technology areas that show great promise to speed the drug discovery and development process.

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How Bad Is the Coronavirus Outbreak Becoming?
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The short answer is, in terms of deaths at least, the current coronavirus outbreak is not as bad as it was initially predicted. However, researchers are working tirelessly as new data becomes available to refine models vital for disease management.

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Cheap Diuretic Pill Could Help With Autism Symptoms, New Findings Suggest
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It is possible to improve symptoms in autistic children with a cheap generic drug, a new study shows.

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Depression Memes May Be a Coping Mechanism For People With Mental Illness
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Internet memes are a bit like an inside joke you share with the entire internet.

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How Can Blockchain Be Implemented in the Life Sciences Ecosystem?
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A recent report published by PreScouter reviewed three broad areas of blockchain deployment in the healthcare, biopharmaceutical, and medical technology sectors as well as the challenges these sectors need to overcome for wider adoption. In this article, the authors of the report review their findings.

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New Theory of Phantom Pain Could Mean End for Illusory Treatments
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Research has contradicted longstanding theory around the origins of phantom limb pain (PLP), where amputees feel agony in limbs that have been amputated, persisting even decades after the removal. The research suggests that new interpretations of PLP are required to develop effective treatments.

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Changing Science, Changing Scientists: How Technology Has Changed The Role of an Analytical Chemist
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Certain advances in technology don’t just promise new capabilities but threaten to change from the ground up how research is conducted in a lab group or company. In this interview, I speak to ACD/Labs' Andrew Anderson about how the day-to-day life of a chemist has been changed by technologies like AI and automation.

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