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Is Lab-Grown Coffee the Sustainable Brew of the Future?

Dr. Heiko Rischer, head of plant biotechnology at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, breaks down the promise of bioreactor-brewed coffee.
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Advocacy, Inclusion and Unconventional Routes into Science: A Q&A with Dr. Clara Barker

Materials scientist Dr. Clara Barker reflects on her career and advocacy work, while offering advice for other young women who are interested in pursuing a career in physics, materials science or other STEMM subjects.
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Cancer Research, Mentorship and Confidence in Your Competence With Dr. Khadijah A. Mitchell

Cancer researcher Dr. Khadijah A. Mitchell reflects on her journey into studying health disparities, touches on the importance of mentorship and shares some inspiring advice for women and girls considering a career in STEMM.
The Hosts of This Podcast Will Kill You.
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“This Podcast Will Kill You” Hosts Talk Successful Science Communication, Overcoming Failure and Quarantinis

Gain advice on building a career in science podcasting, overcoming "failure" in academia and thriving as a woman in science with the hosts of "This Podcast Will Kill You", Dr. Erin Welsh and Dr. Erin Allman Updkye.
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Mycotoxin Exposure and Early Life Gut Microbiome Development in Nigerian Neonates and Infants

Interactions between mycotoxins and the gut microbiome are complex and can contribute to their impact. Nigerian mother–infant dyads were recruited to investigate potential influences of mycotoxins' on the gut microbiota during early development.
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The Fisher’s Exact Test

In this article, we explore the theory, assumptions and interpretation of the Fisher’s exact test, used to investigate associations between two categorical, binary variables with small sample sizes, and take you through a worked example.
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Unveiling Novel Therapeutic Targets for Neuroendocrine Cancers: A Precision Medicine Breakthrough

With limited therapeutic options available, scientists have been addressing a compelling need to explore personalized approaches for high-grade gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NENs) that could revolutionize patient care.
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AI in Science Publication: The Good, the Bad and the Questionable

We take a deep dive into the current guides and policies for using AI-assisted technologies in scientific data generation and publication, asking: what does the future look like?
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Microbial Monitoring for Biopharma Manufacturing

Contamination is a significant issue for bioprocessing as it results in loss of time, money and effort. This article will explore the pivotal role of microbial monitoring in upholding product safety and quality standards within the biopharmaceutical industry.
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The Sleeping Giant Awakes: Defining a New Era of MRR Spectroscopy

In this article, we summarize the fundamental technical advantages of MRR instruments, outline recent work being done in pharma discovery and reaction optimization applications and look forward to how MRR looks set to develop in the years ahead.
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