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Chronologically, I'm 23, but Biologically – I'm 26
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In this article, science writer Molly Campbell explores the growing trend of "epigenetic wellness", and puts her own DNA to the test, courtesy of Chronomics.

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The Fine Cell Line
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Cell lines with an extended or “immortal” lifetime exist to avoid having to extract them repeatedly from fresh tissues. While this has undoubtedly propelled forward the use of cell culture within biomedical science, it also comes with drawbacks that are often blissfully or willfully ignored. These drawbacks may have been tolerated so far – but as cellular assays get ever closer to impacting the patient, is it still acceptable to “turn a blind eye”?

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency: What is Pernicious Anaemia, and Why Can it Be so Dangerous?
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An estimated 6% of people in the US and UK suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency.

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Don’t Use THC Vapes, Says FDA, As Lung Injury Toll Tops 1000
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In light of the vaping-related lung disease outbreak across the US, the Food and Drug Administration is strengthening its consumer warnings for vape products.

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Are Automation and AI the Future of Brain Scan Analysis?
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The difficult part of looking inside the brain only starts after you leave the scanner. The error rate for image analysis remains alarmingly high, and radiologists are being asked to handle larger numbers of scans. Can automation lend a hand? We talked to Dr. Chris Airriess, CEO at CorTechs Labs Inc., which has developed a software designed to streamline the analysis pipeline.

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Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution: An Interview With Professor George Church
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In this feature of "Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution", Professor George Church lends his views on some of the milestones achieved in genomics research to date, elaborates on "that wooly mammoth study" and emphasizes his desire to make genomic technologies more widely available.

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How the Latest Data Management Solutions Offer Fertile Ground for Soil Analysis
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More efficient data management is the top priority for numerous soil analysis facilities and many of them look to laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to achieve this. In this article, we describe how Agrosavia improved the efficiency and capacity of their soil analysis workflow by implementing a LIMS with a centralized results portal and integrated business tools.

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Light and Sound Brain Wave Stimulation Shows Pre-clinical Potential As Alzheimer’s Therapy
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Research presented at Neuroscience 2019, hosted in Chicago this week, has shown promising pre-clinical data in mice that suggests altering the electrical oscillations of neuronal networks with external light and sound stimulation might have brain-boosting effects that reduce pathology related to Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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Phenotypic Screening – Advances in Technologies and Techniques
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Phenotypic screening is gaining new momentum in drug discovery with the hope that this approach will improve the success rate of drug approval. In this article we look at some of the latest screening tools and their applications.

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It’s Alive: Cautious Excitement Meets Claims of First Effective Alzheimer’s Drug
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American pharma giant Biogen has announced that its therapeutic compound for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), aducanumab, is to be taken to the FDA for approval. Despite being seemingly killed off after a study in March produced disappointing results, new analysis suggests that aducanumab met its target endpoints.

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