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Lower Brain Connectivity Makes the Working Day Tougher for Night Owls
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Working together with scientists at the University of Campinas in Brazil, and the University of Surrey, Birmingham researchers found that the brains of night owls have lower levels of connectivity in many brain regions which are implicated in the maintenance of consciousness.

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What Is the Holy Grail of HPC Disaster Recovery?
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Disaster Recovery (DR) is a vital process to ensure the rapid recovery of an organization’s applications, data and hardware that are critical to operations in the event of a natural disaster, network or hardware failure or human error. In this article, we explore how the public cloud is making ideal DR a reality.

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Why Insect Meal Will Be the New Feed for Animals in Aquaculture
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Insects as a viable animal feed have been receiving increasing recognition due to their high energy and protein content. With changes in legislation enabling some insect species to be used in feed for animals in aquaculture, we take a look at the current picture.

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Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science
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We recently spoke with Jessica Wade, PhD, a physicist at Imperial College London to learn more about her extraordinary efforts to raise the profile of female scientists and other underrepresented groups in science.

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Like Genes, Our Microbes Pass from Parent to Child
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Our bodies are ecosystems by themselves - home to thousands of tiny microorganisms, known as microbes. Some are harmful while others are important to health. But did you know that microbes, like genes, are transmitted from mother to child even before birth?

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How the Integration of Lateral Flow Tests and Data Analytics Will Transform Healthcare
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Originally developed as a platform for an over-the-counter pregnancy test, lateral flow tests have a lot more to offer. This article dives into how a digital spin and the integration of data analytics are expected to help lateral flow tests meet the changing demands of data-driven healthcare.

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The Freshwater Fish Crisis
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Shark and chips, anyone? Recent investigations have found that species of endangered shark are routinely being sold to unwitting customers in UK fish and chip shops. With a third of freshwater fish at risk of extinction, our demand for the classic British dish isn’t the only thing impacting aquatic populations. Here, the current threats to freshwater fish are discussed.

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NMR Spectroscopy and Databases for the Identification of Metabolites
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Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a powerful technique used to identify and quantify the constituents of complex mixtures. Here, we take a look at how researchers are using NMR spectroscopy and databases in the emerging field of metabolomics.

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Incentivizing Drug Development for Rare Diseases
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On Rare Disease Day 2019, we discuss how regulatory incentives are necessary for encouraging rare disease drug development, and share the testimonial videos from this year's international campaign.

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The Hunt for Therapeutic Antibodies
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Given the clinical success that antibodies (formerly known as “magic bullets”) have facilitated, the drug discovery field continues to search for new therapeutic candidates. This article highlights several techniques used in the process, and touches on current trends driving the field.

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