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Karen Steward PhD

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Latest Content From Karen Steward PhD

The Spectacular World of Microbial Imaging
eBook

Download this free flipbook to reveal a selection of truly stunning cell images.

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UK and China Show Solidarity in Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance
News

The UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, have announced winners of research competitions worth £20 million to address the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans and animals. The announcement coincides with publication of the UK Government’s strategy to tackle AMR.

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Identifying a Microbial Needle in a Sample Haystack
Industry Insight

We spoke to Dr Jack Regan, CEO of LexaGene, a biotechnology company developing a fully automated pathogen detection platform, and inventor of their patented microfluidic system, about the foundations and evolution of the system, and the future outlook for the tool.

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Building Blocks for a Greener Future
Article

At a time when plastic use is coming under great scrutiny, what are LEGO, whose foundations are built on plastic products, doing to alleviate the problem? We spoke to Tim Brooks, VP Environmental Responsibility for LEGO Group about their commitment to use sustainable materials in core products and packaging by 2030.

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Mass Spectrometry’s Important Role in Identifying Explosives in the Environment
Article

Explosives, especially when not contained or disposed of correctly, pose a significant hazard to humans, wildlife and the ecosystem. Having the tools to be able to identify their presence and state are therefore key to combating the issue. We spoke to Stanislaw Popiel about the game-changing role that mass spectrometry is playing in the process and some of the challenges that still lie ahead.

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How Advances in Mass Spectrometry Are Helping the Food and Beverage Industry
Article

Mass spectrometry is an important tool for many industries, not least in ensuring the safety of our food and beverages. Hazards ranging from pesticides, to heavy metals and toxins can be identified using the technology, even if they are only present in minute quantities. Here Jenny Nelson tells us how advances in mass spectrometry have improved analysis potential and the important role it has played and will continue to play in ensuring the safety of the beverage industry.

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Addressing Real-world Challenges With Technology: An Interview With Christie Hunter Ph.D.
Life In Science

Christie Hunter is the Director of Applications at SCIEX where her and her team are tasked with developing new applications for SCIEX products, from screening for pesticides in our food supply through to molding the way cancer biomarkers are found. We spoke to Christie about her career, achievements and challenges for the future.

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Bioengineering and Food Labeling Requirements
Article

In a move aimed to make the origins of food more transparent for consumers, the USDA have launched new rulings regarding the labeling requirements for bioengineered ingredients – but what does this mean for producers, retailers and consumers?

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Pandemics Throughout Human History
List

In one form or another, disease has plagued man throughout history. When an epidemic spreads to become a global problem, then you have a pandemic on your hands. In this list we discuss some of the most notable pandemics in history and reveal some startling statistics.

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What are the Ingredients of a Banana?
Article

‘Chemicals’ in foods have become a major cause for concern amongst consumers over the last few decades. But are ‘natural’ ingredients really any better?

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