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Phenotypic Screening in Drug Discovery
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There is an ever-growing curiosity in the potential benefit of combining phenotypic and genomic data, in the quest to advance small-molecule drug discovery. Understanding the advantages and challenges of phenotypic screening will help enhance its value as a tool for identifying drug candidates.

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Utilising Liquid Chromatography for Evaluating Toxic Histones in Packaged Fish
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Researchers utilised liquid chromatography to investigate the effects of polyethylene packaging (PEP) in air versus vacuum packaging (VP) on deterioration of fish products, a common cause of scombroid food poisoning.

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Mass Spectrometry Improves Osteoporosis Drug Design
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We spoke to Professor Patrick Griffin about his advanced mass spectrometry approach to solving challenges in osteoporosis treatment and the wider implications of his work.

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DeepMind's AlphaGo Zero: Learns From Scratch Without Any Human Input
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DeepMind’s New AI AlphaGo Zero Mastered the game of Go Without Any Human Input

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Researchers Discover a Promising Drug Target for Bowel Cancer
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The identification of this target is particularly exciting as it is unique to tumour cells, meaning that it is less toxic compared to existing therapies.

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A New Approach to Hemoglobin Analysis
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To overcome some of the limitations of conventional methods of hemoglobin analysis, researchers from the University of Washington have recently developed a new approach utilizing microfluidics.

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Have Taken Centre Stage – Here’s Why
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We’ve reached a significant point in time where the interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning have gained huge amounts of traction - why? We are moving into an era where science fiction is now becoming fact and reality.

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Academics Hone in on Human Antibodies to Fight Zika and Dengue Viruses
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An academic collaboration has developed monoclonal antibodies that could directly overcome two of the most prevalent mosquito-borne viruses in the world.

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Cryopreservation Freezing Methods and Equipment
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This article will describe the workflow, methods and equipment used for freezing, storage and thawing samples.

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Origami-based Fast, Reconfigurable Flow Switch for Paper Microfluidics
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Researchers have recently developed a new type of switch for paper microfluidics made out of folded chromatography paper, published in Lab on a Chip. We spoke to Santosh Pandey, Associate Professor, Iowa State University, to learn more about the origami-based switch and the advantages it can offer.

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