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New training platform for big data analysis

Studies indicate that more than 95 percent of researchers in the life sciences are already working with big data or plan to do so—but more than 65 percent state that they only have minimal knowledge of bioinformatics and ...

dateJul 20, 2018 in Other
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Does the smell of blood make us hungry?

As the public filed through the Science Gallery Melbourne's exhibition Blood – Attract and Repel last year, 64 intrepid types agreed to be part of a scientific experiment. Unknown to the participants, the research students ...

dateJun 11, 2018 in Other
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Grey gold: Ivory Coast cashes in on the cashew

Famous for its cocoa and coffee, the Ivory Coast has drawn up an ambitious five-year plan for the cashew industry, seeking to modernise production in a sector where it is already the world's number-one exporter.

dateMay 30, 2018 in Other
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Orchard-specific fruit tree management

Chemical applications to vineyards are currently based on land area. New technology that takes into account foliage dimensions will save on chemicals and reduce impact on the environment.

dateMay 24, 2018 in Other
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Research proves value of traceability in dairy industry

As part of her research, Melissa developed a model for estimating the value added by traceability systems. As well as helping companies gauge the overall benefit of improving their products' traceability, the model also helps ...

dateMay 17, 2018 in Other
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Rapid diagnostic test for bovine mastitis on the horizon

Abingdon Health, a tenant at the University of Birmingham's bio-incubator, is developing a rapid diagnostic test for bovine mastitis, a common and serious health problem in dairy cows, which has an estimated £14-23 billion ...

dateMay 16, 2018 in Other
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Why steam burns are particularly vicious

Even if the wound looks superficially harmless, steam burns must be cooled persistently. Empa researchers have now been able to show for the first time how hot steam achieves its vicious effect: It penetrates the upper skin ...

dateMay 08, 2018 in Other
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Building a circular bioeconomy with synthetic biology

On April 2010, the Gulf of Mexico turned black. The largest marine oil spill initiated by an explosion of methane gas on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig is supposed to have leaked around 800 million liters of oil into ...

dateMay 07, 2018 in Other
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Line-1 modes of nuclear entrance and retrotransposition

In a new SLAS Discovery auto-commentary, two authors of an article recently published in eLife ("LINE-1 Protein Localization and Functional Dynamics During the Cell Cycle") explain their general views on their novel discoveries ...

Startup targets salmonella with tech

If Arjun Ganesan had been accepted to Stanford University, Connecticut would have missed out on a technology company that has grown to 23 workers so far, with ambitious plans.

Overlooked 'organ' could play role in cancer spread

Thanks to a laser-equipped mini-microscope developed by a French start-up, scientists have discovered a previously undetected feature of the human anatomy that could help explain why some cancers spread so quickly.

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