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The Future of Nanopore Sequencing in the World of Proteins – Part 2
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Nanopore sequencing is now proving to a be a fruitful field for elucidating proteins as it has previously for DNA sequencing. However, it is yet to reach the point that DNA technologies have and there are still challenges to overcome and mysteries to solve. Here we talk to Professor Giovanni Maglia, group leader in chemical biology at the University of Groningen, about his group’s recent work in the area, the challenges they are working towards and the future of the field.

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Safe Guarding Your Food from Harmful Microorganisms and the Impact of Our Changing Climate
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Prevention and detection of harmful microorganisms within the food industry, be it in your own kitchen, during the production chain or right back at the producer is imperative to keeping consumers healthy. Changes occurring in our climate are also causing shifts in the niches inhabited by microbes, and scientists must keep ahead of the game to prevent emerging issues.

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Cannabis Oil for Epilepsy – What You Need to Know
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A small number of studies have shown that adding cannabis oil to existing medication may be effective in devastating, hard-to-treat epilepsy in children and adolescents.

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VisIt Application Speeds Visualization Workloads and Empowers Global Research
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VisIt, an open source application developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, helps analzye data and turn it into beautiful visualizations. Here, some of the architects of VisIt explain how it has grown to become a data behemoth which benefits research in fields from astrophysics to climate science.

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Cannabis-Infused Edibles Analysis Reveals Inaccurate, Unreliable Labeling
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Lab analysis reveals how even well-known cannabis edibles brands are claiming vastly higher potencies than they are delivering in practice.

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Wnt Signaling in Cancer
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Aberrant Wnt signaling has also been identified as a key mechanism in cancer biology. This article summarizes both the canonical (β-catenin dependent) and non-canonical (β-catenin independent) signaling pathways. It also highlights the role of Wnt signaling in numerous cancers and discusses novel approaches to targeting the pathway.

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Clinical Microbial Identification by MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry
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Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) is a powerful analytical mass spectrometry technique that has generated numerous diagnostic and clinical applications, especially for the identification of microorganisms for medical diagnosis. Here we take a look at the role of MALDI-TOF in clinical microbial identification and what its future looks like.

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Genetic Analysis Adds Weight to Cannabis Strain Name Concerns
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Inconsistent naming and labeling of cannabis strains continue to pose challenges for consumers and researchers alike.

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What Lies Behind Ghosts, Demons and Aliens – According to Sleep Researchers
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Sleep scientists can explain the things that go 'bump' in the night

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4 Considerations for Creating Standardized Cannabis Extracts
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Dosing and labeling are currently big issues for cannabis consumers and these results could help improve the quality and consistency of cannabis extracts.

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