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What Colour is This Shoe?
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back on social media, a new controversy has erupted. The question dividing opinions across the internet is now, "Do you see a pink shoe with white laces, or a grey shoe with blue laces?"

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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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Host Cell Protein Analysis in Biopharma
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Presence of host cell protein (HCP) contaminants in the final product, even at very low levels, may elicit unpredictable and serious immunogenic response in humans. The accurate detection, identification and quantification of HCPs during biotherapeutic development is thus critical in ensuring patient safety, and is a regulatory requirement.

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The Brain Bounces Back: Activity enables mice to overcome brain damage
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Scientists removed an area of the somatosensory cortex in mice and found the animals could recover their behavioral deficit within two days.

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Advanced Data Analytics in Pharma: Going Beyond Patterns to Understand the “Why”
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Developments in pharmaceuticals have made new treatments available, enhancing 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 function requiring new capabilities for operations and supply chain.

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What is Your First memory – and Did it Ever Really Happen?
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A recent study asked 6,000 people of all ages what their first memory is. Despite a large proportion of respondents claiming memories from before the age of 3, research says these are highly improbable.

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Binding Kinetics in Drug Discovery
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The study of binding kinetics goes back more than a century and is the foundation of pharmacological theory as we know it today. Yet, although the interactions between drug target, endogenous ligands and exogenous potential drugs are highly complex, the kinetics of most approved and clinically effective drugs are markedly similar.

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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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