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Angiogenesis in Cancer
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In this article we take a look at the relationship between angiogenesis and cancer, highlight the role of p38α in the regulation of angiogenesis, explore the existence of non-angiogenic tumors, and discuss the ways to therapeutically target angiogenesis.

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Therapeutic Gene Editing for Sickle Cell Disease
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Sickle cell disease is the most common inherited blood disorder in the US, affecting > 70,000 Americans. Christopher Vakulskas, Senior Staff Scientist, Integrated DNA Technologies discusses efforts to develop a sickle cell disease therapy using CRISPR gene editing.

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Why Science Can’t Afford Mistakes When It Comes to Cell Line Authenticity
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Having strains and cell lines that have been checked and confirmed to be what it says on the tube is invaluable to scientific validity and integrity, saving untold time and money. We spoke to Mindy Goldsborough, Ph.D., Chief Science and Technology Officer, VP and General Manager, ATCC Cell Systems about the importance and challenges of maintaining authenticated cell lines for scientific research.

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Advanced Test Detects Drug Resistant TB
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Dr. David Engelthaler, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Pathogen and Microbiome Division, TGen, tells us more about the development of a test which can detect resistance to TB drugs.

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Cation vs Anion: Definition, Chart and the Periodic Table
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If an atom, or atoms, has a balanced number of electrons (negative charge) and protons (positive charge) they are neutral overall. However, if they are not balanced, they will be charged. These charged species are called ions.

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BNA Interview Series: The Neuroscience of Psychopathy With Essi Viding
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At the British Neuroscience Association (BNA)’s Festival of Neuroscience in April 2019, we were lucky enough to sit down with some influential neuroscientists to discuss their work. We’ve assembled these transcripts into our BNA Interview Series. Here, we interview UCL's Essi Viding on the origins of psychopathy and antisocial behavior in the brain.

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Metabolic Pathways Are Altered in the Autistic Brain—Finding Could Lead to a Novel Diagnostic Test
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A recent study found that there are differences in metabolite concentrations in healthy humans and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We spoke with Ilia Kurochkin, research scientist at the Skoltech Center for Neurobiology and Brain Restoration (CNBR), to learn more about the study and how the results could aid the development of a diagnostic tool for ASD.

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Superantigens – The Immune System Meets Microbes
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Our immune system is fine-tuned to respond to a variety of different antigens, but some pathogens have found a way to hijack the immune system using superantigens. But how do superantigens manipulate the immune system into causing such extreme reactions? And what other secrets do they hide?

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BNA Interview Series: Understanding the Link Between Learning and Addiction With Professor Barry Everitt
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At the BNA's Festival of Neuroscience we were lucky enough to sit down with some influential neuroscientists to discuss their work. We’ve assembled these transcripts into our BNA Interview Series. Here, we interview Cambridge University's Professor Barry Everitt on the connections between learning and addiction.

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Augmented Intelligence: The 'Other AI' That's Key to Delivering the Lab of the Future
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In this exclusive article, Dr Peter Crane, corporate strategy manager at Synthace, explains why augmented and assistive technologies could enhance the scientist and provide the first step towards a data science-led future for biopharma.

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