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Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution: An Interview With Livestock Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam
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The final instalment of Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution is an interview with Dr Alison Van Eenennaam, a livestock geneticist based at the University of California. The focus of her laboratory's research is the utilization of DNA-based biotechnologies in the production of beef cattle and in agricultural systems.

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The Darwin Tree of Life Project Will Have a "Transformative Effect" on Our Understanding of Life on Earth
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The Darwin Tree of Life (DToL) project will sequence the genomes of all 60,000 eukaryotic organisms in the British Isles to better understand how DNA translates to the diversity of life.

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New Year’s Anxiety Hangover? Here’s What’s Happening in Your Brain
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As a neuroscientist researching how food and drink affect brain function, let me explain how drinking alcohol can trigger hangxiety the next day.

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The Psychological Benefits of Working Less
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Working fewer hours isn’t only associated with improved health and psychological benefits; it can also help us to become more productive.

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The Neuroscience of Psychedelics: Can LSD Microdosing Make You Happier? With Johannes Ramaekers
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In this interview we speak to Maastricht University's Professor Johannes Ramaekers, who recently collaborated with the UK-based Beckley foundation to examine the effects of microdosing LSD. In this interview, we discuss how LSD affects our mood, how mushrooms could boost creativity and and why a Mexican toad has been an important part of psychedelic research.

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How Elemental Analysis Can Help To Protect Foodstuffs Post-Brexit
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Free trade and international migration have given consumers an increased range of specialist foodstuffs, and expectations of product quality have also risen, making the verification of the origins and composition more important than ever before. But how could Brexit impact food authenticity?

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Complementary Bonds: Strategic Collaboration Between ELRIG and BPS Announced at Pharmacology 2019
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A new collaboration was announced Monday between the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and scientific not-for-profit The European Laboratory Research & Innovation Group (ELRIG) UK at the annual Pharmacology 2019 meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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The Neuroscience of Psychedelic Drugs: Your Brain on Psilocybin With Frederick Streeter Barrett
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Fred Barrett is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In this interview, we discuss his work with the active component of magic mushrooms, psilocybin. Fred explains how this compound affects the brain, its potential to combat visceral pain, and its links to so-called mystical experiences.

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2DLC in Food Safety and Traceability
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With so many potential routes for food contaminants, both natural and otherwise, having the tools to detect them, determine the source of the problem and prevent them from reaching the consumer is therefore vitally important. In this article, we explore how 2DLC is being implemented to improve food safety and contaminant traceability.

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Advances in High-throughput Screening
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Ever since the advent of the multi-well plate, researchers have been pioneering new ways to miniaturize assays for high-throughput screening (HTS). Here, we share two examples that illustrate the power of modern HTS in drug discovery.

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