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Eosinophils: Eosinophil Origin, Function and Related Conditions Including Eosinophilia

Immune cells come in many shapes and sizes and with numerous different properties. In this article, we consider what eosinophils are, how they are generated, their function in the body and medical conditions related to them, including eosinophilia.
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Ensuring Regulatory Compliance: The Role of Validation in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries

The impetus to demonstrate regulatory compliance to ensure their products are safe for human consumption is an imperative for pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations.
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Revolutionizing High-Throughput Drug Screening With AI and Organoids

Thanks to the rise of AI, HTS for drug discovery is taking a more intelligent, computational approach, with tools that allow scientists to pinpoint the most promising drug candidates faster. Explore how this evolution will be further enhanced by a shift from 2D to 3D biological models such as organoids.
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Advances in Organ-on-a-Chip Technology

An organ-on-a-chip is a model system containing engineered cells grown inside microfluidic chips. This article will highlight some recent advances in organ-on-a-chip technology and how they are being used to improve disease modeling and drug discovery.
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Meat Authenticity and Tackling Meat Fraud

Due to the horsemeat scandal that rocked the European food industry in 2013, the industry as a whole is now more prepared to tackle incidents of suspected fraud. This article explores the analytical tools used to authenticate meat and tackle meat fraud.
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Why Is Maternal Supplementation Important?

It can be challenging for mothers to consume the necessary vitamins and minerals needed throughout pregnancy – including vitamin D, folate, calcium, iron and omega-3 fatty acids – from food alone, and oftentimes supplementation is required.
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Biotech and Pharma’s Carbon Impact: Insights From My Green Lab

Using data provided by Intercontinental Exchange, My Green Lab has produced a report providing key insights into the current state of the sector’s carbon emissions. James Connelly highlights some of the key findings and their significance.
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A Guide to Organ-on-a-Chip

By replicating the microenvironment of human organs within microscale devices, OOAC technology has emerged as a powerful tool for understanding human physiology and disease mechanisms with unparalleled precision.
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Why Tackling Neurodegeneration Requires Global Partnerships

Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by synapse dysfunction and the aggregation of proteins in the brain, which ultimately lead to neuronal loss. This article will review the studies and methods powering our growing understanding of the mechanisms behind neurodegenerative disease.
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Synthetic DNA Advances Will Catalyze the Next Wave of Biotherapeutic Innovation

This article explores how biopharmaceutical organizations seeking to remain competitive must adopt innovations, like cell-free long DNA synthesis, to unleash the potential of synthetic biology and accelerate therapeutic development across all facets of genetic medicine.

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