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?
The “Streetlight Effect” in Proteomics
A bias exists within proteomics, where certain proteins are studied less frequently than others. In this article, we hear from Professor Kathryn Lilley on why some proteins attract less research attention, why this is problematic and how The Understudied Protein Initiative hopes to overcome it.
The Viscometer and Its Role in the Food and Beverage Industry
In this article, we will consider what viscosity is, how it is measured and the applications of viscometry in the food and beverage industry.
Improving Speed, Sensitivity and Accuracy of Baby Food Analysis With Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS
In this article, we will discuss how triple quadrupole ICP-MS can improve the speed, sensitivity and accuracy of baby food analysis, successfully quantifying toxic elements at the required regulatory levels and ultimately ensuring consumer safety.
The Science of Breastfeeding
To mark World Breastfeeding Week 2022, Technology Networks interviewed Dr. Alecia-Jane Twigger. Dr. Twigger is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, where her research focuses on understanding how factors such as pregnancy and lactation influence mammary gland biology, and breast cancer risk.
Precision Medicine: What Are the Challenges and the Opportunities?
The treatment of chronic disease needs a revolution. Discover in this article how precision medicine can help to make treatment more tailored to individuals and the underlying causes of their disease.
What Are Ontologies and How Are They Creating a FAIRer Future for the Life Sciences?
In this article, Dr. Jane Lomax provides an overview of ontologies and describes how they can help to overcome big data challenges.
Advances in Pesticide Screening Techniques
This article will explore advances in pesticide testing techniques that are helping to protect consumers and the environment from harmful exposures and limit overuse.
How To Accelerate Vaccine Production – And Avoid Speed Bumps
In this article, we discuss key challenges in vaccine development scale up, highlighting various strategies for overcoming them.
A Popular Theory About Depression Wasn’t "Debunked" by a New Review
A new paper that reviews the evidence around the serotonin “chemical imbalance” theory of depression has caused an online storm, with figures from across psychiatry commenting on the study’s merits and limitations. In this article, we take a look at what the paper has changed about our understanding of depression.
Proactive Treatment in Clinical Trials: AI Identifies Best Treatment Options for Patients
In this article, Luca Glass discusses how AI can be used to proactively match patients with clinical trials, helping patients to receive better, more modern treatments that are designed to treat their specific ailment.
NMR for Biomolecule Conformations and Drug Discovery in Neurodegenerative Diseases
This article discusses the use of NMR to investigate protein structure and dynamics in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.