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Ruairi J Mackenzie

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Ruairi started with Technology Networks in January 2018 after completing an undergraduate degree in neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh and a master’s degree in clinical neuroscience from the University of Cambridge. As senior science writer, Ruairi covers a range of scientific news and articles, with a focus on the complexities and curiosities of the brain. Ruairi also looks after search engine optimization (SEO) efforts on Technology Networks and created the site’s podcast, Opinionated Science, in 2020.


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Targeting Your Best Clinical Candidate With Self Guided Data Discovery and Analysis
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Targeting Your Best Clinical Candidate With Self Guided Data Discovery and Analysis

We spoke with Daniel Weaver, Senior Product Manager for PerkinElmer, to find out more about their new platform PerkinElmer Signals™ Lead Discovery (SLD).
The Many Silver Linings of Cloud-Based Data Analytics
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The Many Silver Linings of Cloud-Based Data Analytics

We talk with Riffyn's CEO, Timothy Gardner, on cloud-based data analytics' role in improving discovery, reproducibility, and scalability in life sciences research.
CRISPR's New CAMERA is a Cellular Data Recorder
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CRISPR's New CAMERA is a Cellular Data Recorder

CAMERA, a CRISPR-based cell recording system, could provide science with a whole new level of detail into cellular events.
Twist Introduces Double-Stranded DNA Probes in a First for Exome Sequencing
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Twist Introduces Double-Stranded DNA Probes in a First for Exome Sequencing

We talked to Dr. Emily Leproust, CEO of Twist Bioscience, about her company's innovative offerings at the recent Advances in Genome Biology and Technology Conference (AGBT).
qPortal Offers a Data-Driven Approach to Biomedical Research
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qPortal Offers a Data-Driven Approach to Biomedical Research

We discuss the recently released data management platform qPortal with one of its creators, Christopher Mohr.
Faster, More Efficient Proteomic Analysis
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Faster, More Efficient Proteomic Analysis

We spoke to Dr Gary Kruppa, Vice President Proteomics at Bruker Daltonics, about PASEF, a powerful new analysis technique which promises to maximize the potential of proteome analysis using LC-MS.
Protein Recycling Plant Malfunctions in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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Protein Recycling Plant Malfunctions in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A new study has joined the dots between a gene variant, the protein it controls, and the painful inflammation that is the hallmark of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
CRISPR-Cas9 Corrects Mutations in Muscular Dystrophy Patients' Cells
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CRISPR-Cas9 Corrects Mutations in Muscular Dystrophy Patients' Cells

A promising technique using CRISPR editing could restore muscle function in up to 60% of DMD patients, authors say.
The Germ and the Gene: Gut Bacteria Research Takes a Step Forward
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The Germ and the Gene: Gut Bacteria Research Takes a Step Forward

This article reviews some new developments in our knowledge of how our gut microbiota interacts with our genome.
Vaping Damages DNA and Increases Lung Cancer Risk In Mice
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Vaping Damages DNA and Increases Lung Cancer Risk In Mice

Vaping and E-Cigarette smoking damages DNA, impairs repair mechanisms makes cells more likely to mutate and become cancerous, a study suggests.
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