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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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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.
42: The Answer to Life, the Universe and... the Number of Proteins in a Cell?
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42: The Answer to Life, the Universe and... the Number of Proteins in a Cell?

Scientists have worked out the exact number of protein molecules contained in a cell and the answer seems strangely familiar...
Extra-Resistant Wheat is Created From  New Gene Combination
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Extra-Resistant Wheat is Created From New Gene Combination

A new combination of different strains of resistant wheat may help farmers avoid a common fungal disease.
The Legos of Life: Primordial Proteins Unveiled
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The Legos of Life: Primordial Proteins Unveiled

Researchers have worked out the structure of protein progenitor molecules that existed billions of years ago, which may have modern-day uses.
Magnetic MicroRNAs Could Help Treat Incontinence
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Magnetic MicroRNAs Could Help Treat Incontinence

An unlikely combination of magnets and MicroRNAs might be a novel treatment for constipation and incontinence patients.
Next Generation Sequencing Takes a Leap Forward in 2018
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Next Generation Sequencing Takes a Leap Forward in 2018

We spoke to Thermo Fisher Scientific's Andy Felton to find out more about the latest advancements in Next Generation Sequencing.
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