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MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry (MALDI IMS): A Marriage of Mass Spectrometry and Morphological Spatial Resolution
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Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization imaging mass spectrometry (MALDI IMS) is a powerful analytical technique that enjoys the sensitivity of mass spectrometry coupled with spatial distribution information.

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Above the Genome: How Epigenetics Influences Cancer and Obesity
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Truly understanding how our DNA influences our lives and health sometimes means moving past the DNA sequence. Epigenetics encompasses a group of heritable modifications without changes to the DNA sequence itself. Our epigenetics affects our susceptibility to a staggering number of diseases, including both cancer and obesity.

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Cancers of the Lung and the Rise of Artificial Intelligence
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Artificial intelligence (AI) has begun to transform the world of healthcare and researchers across the globe are now dedicated to discovering its potential. This technology has particularly struck a chord with cancer research surrounding early detection, a long-standing concern for the cancer community.

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Lab Automation Increases Repeatability, Reduces Errors in Drug Development
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New technologies are driving laboratory automation to improve efficiency, shorten time to FDA approval and reduce the number of technicians needed in the lab – driving overall development costs down.

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Does the Brain Really Feel no Pain?
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The brain has no nociceptors – the nerves that detect damage or threat of damage to our body and signal this to the spinal cord and brain. This has led to the belief that the brain feels no pain. A belief that has entered popular culture.

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A SMRTer Way to Sequence DNA?
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Single Molecule Real Time (SMRT) DNA sequencing is pretty darn popular: it featured in over 1400 publications in 2017 alone. The research to create SMRT began 20 years ago, and in this article one of the technique's creators, Jonas Korlach, explains how SMRT developed from concept to technology.

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Using Therapeutic Antibodies Against Alzheimer’s Disease
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What if immunotherapy was the solution to cure Alzheimer’s disease (AD)? AD represents a major health issue as it affects an increasing number of people each year. The search for a therapy against AD is uncertain. Nevertheless, we can hope that the fast-growing advances in biotechnologies could lead to an improvement in diagnostics and a better understanding of the disease.

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Three Ways to Turn Life Science Suppliers into Partners
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A growing number of life science businesses are turning to greater supply chain collaboration for benefits like accelerated time to market, improved quality, reduced risk and more rapid and widespread innovation. But while 68% of executives in this industry say active and meaningful engagement with suppliers is essential to success, far too many, over a third, struggle to implement it.

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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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