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Eliminating Subjectivity in Pathology
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Pathology will always remain a highly subjective medical specialty, but the more subjectivity we remove from the equation, the more we will achieve greater concordance on the correct diagnosis and, ultimately, better patient outcomes.

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Studying the Role of Astrocytes and Microglia in Neurodegenerative Disease: in vivo animal models or in vitro cell culture?
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New in vitro cell culture methods, such as three-dimensional co-cultures of primary human cells that more accurately mimic the in vivo multicellular environment can, therefore, complement or even replace in vivo studies using animal models.

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Neuroendocrine stem cells: a new model to tackle the obesity crisis.
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Deriving human neurons that control feeding behavior from stem cells, could lead to better treatments for obesity

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Organoids: The mini-organs advancing the study of human development and disease
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A "hot topic" in the last few years, organoids are becoming very attractive tools to study human development and disease.

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NMR Spectroscopy: Producing a chemical fingerprint of cannabis
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Characterizing the chemical makeup of cannabis certainly remains one of the key challenges in the industry.

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CRISPRa: A universal "on switch" to identify functional gene enhancers
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CRISPRa is a widely applicable tool for untying genetic interactions in all kinds of cells and could be used to build functional regulatory maps of the human genome.

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Personalised Medicine: Transforming lives one diagnosis at a time
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No longer confined to research projects and blue sky thinking, personalised medicine is having an impact in the real world, providing smarter diagnosis, guiding treatment decisions and producing better outcomes.

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Umbilical Cord-Derived Stem Cells Could Help Those with Heart Failure
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Umbilical cord-derived stem cells could be the answer for patients with heart failure. A study published yesterday, indicates that cardiac muscle function and quality-of-life could be enhanced after treatment with this specific type of stem cell.

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Neurons Encoding the Homeostatic Drive to Drink Found
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Using cutting-edge neuroscience techniques, researchers have identified 176 neurons in the hypothalamus crucial for mediating the survival behavioral drive to drink.

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Encouraging Step Towards a Potential Therapeutic Strategy for Asthma
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Researchers have discovered a compound with the ability to induce long-lasting bronchorelaxation and prevent hyperreactivity in murine models of asthma.

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