From Culture Plate to Dinner Plate – The Lingering “Promise” of Lab-Based Meat
In this feature article, Tanaaz Khan explores the "lingering" promise of lab-based, or "cultured" meat. Does it deliver on its promise of being a greener and more ethical alternative to meat?
To Hallucinate or Not: The Big Questions Facing Psychedelics at FENS 2022
One sign that the tide around psychedelic science is changing is the decision by the organizers of the recent Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) conference, the largest such neuroscience event in Europe, to carve out a slot for this burgeoning area of research. Here's a summary of what went down.
Unlocking the Power of Precision Medicine – the Rheumatology Example
This article explores the potential for innovative diagnostics and a precision medicine approach to improve treatment for rheumatoid arthritis patients.
We Must Keep the Pressure On To Succeed in Global Public Health During COVID and Beyond
This opinion piece discusses the importance of not letting our guard down on infectious diseases, especially in low and middle income countries where developing effective medications that ensure access and affordability is essential.
The Three Pillars of Plant-Based Food Testing – Functionality, Composition and Safety
In the rapidly growing plant-based food market, characterizing novel ingredients is fundamental to further growth. This article explores how processors can leverage accurate testing and analysis technologies to create scalable processes and high-quality plant-based foods that meet the needs of consumers.
Benign vs Malignant Tumors
In this article, we will describe what benign and malignant tumors are, explore the similarities and differences between the two types of tumors and discuss if benign tumors can become malignant.
IR Spectroscopy and FTIR Spectroscopy: How an FTIR Spectrometer Works and FTIR Analysis
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy is a hugely popular technique today. In this article, we consider, what it is, how it works, how to interpret the data and its many applications.
New Strategies To Detect “Forever Chemicals”
This article discusses some of the most unexpected aspects of PFAS testing and how the practice can grow to test more samples, faster and cheaper, amid growing public concern and regulatory scrutiny.
The Birth Control Burden May Soon Be Shared
In this article we will explore a variety of contraceptives, their advantages and drawbacks, as well as emerging technologies and techniques that could improve contraceptive options and broaden their access.
Radically Rethinking Scientific Publication: The “Octopus” Model
Dr. Alexandra Freeman believes that the major problems associated with research culture in science can be traced back to one source: the current scientific publishing model. In this interview with Technology Networks, she explains why a novel approach, called Octopus, is a logical solution to these issues.
3D Cell Culture: Will Organoids Add a New Dimension to Disease Modeling?
This article explores the world of organoids, their benefits and limitations, and where they may play a role in the future of disease modeling.
Fragment-Based Approach To Enhance Drug Discovery Productivity
This article will discuss advances in fragment-based drug discovery and will highlight some examples of recent successes in this area.