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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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Averting the Antibiotic Resistance Apocalypse
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Averting the Antibiotic Resistance Apocalypse

Drug-resistant bacteria are often seen as an inevitability but new research shows how science is fighting back.
Cloud-Based Informatics: A Revolution for Research
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Cloud-Based Informatics: A Revolution for Research

Modern-day research produces a vast amount of information. The cloud provides a solution for those drowning in this data deluge, and this infographic reviews how cloud-based solutions work and how they can benefit your research.

Improving Data Handling and Reliability with Lab Automation
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Improving Data Handling and Reliability with Lab Automation

We caught up with Malcolm Crook, Director at PAA, to discuss how automation can benefit pharmaceutical and biotech research and their latest offerings at SLAS2018.
Harnessing Big Data in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer
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Harnessing Big Data in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

We recently spoke to Dr Samuel L. Volchenboum to learn more about his current research within the areas of pediatric cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. He discusses current challenges of harnessing data and informatics, and strategies for optimizing data to enhance the impact of research.
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.
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