Author : Luka Zupancic

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Connected Laboratory & the Role of IoT in Science

Science has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. But another field has been trying to overshadow it with constant innovations and growth. This field was conceptualized in 1982 (1) but has since then become a complete reality. This new field has had an impact on almost anything mankind is still doing.

Known as the Internet of Things, IoT has completely changed the way most jobs are done nowadays. And science laboratories are no different.

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The Importance of Better Digital Data Management in Laboratories and The FAIR Future

At the present time of clinical trials, along with complex sampling requirements and increased data output, also demands effective management tools and innovation samples. Luckily, various technological solutions also have been developed to ease multiple laboratory aspects of conducted clinical trials. However, since 80s research production has begun to grow exponentially, marking the research data management beginning challenges. However, the arrival of throughput technologies has shifted the weight from collecting data to sorting, analyzing, managing and storing.

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The Important Link Between Nutrition and Sleep

Getting good quality sleep is about a lot more than how many hours of sleep you get each night. High quality sleep depends on everything from the exercise you get, the sunshine hours you get in the day, how much you look at screens all day, and perhaps most importantly, the food and drinks you take in every day. Eating healthy foods that are full of nutrients has a major impact on our brain’s health and activity and by extension, our sleep quality. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you decide what you eat every day.

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Factors That Have a Significant Effect on Telomere Preservation

The human body and its cells have several different mechanisms for protecting its essential parts and expressing all the indicators that shape every individual in unique ways. Telomeres play a lead role in that process, ensuring our genetic blueprints remain intact, but even they have a limit. With the rise of genetic engineering, researchers have found a way to extend the lifespan of telomeres and delay senescence and onset of disease.

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Kimchi-Derived Probiotics: A Remedy for Eczema?

Most people who have been to Korean restaurants will be familiar with a signature Korean dish called Kimchi. This traditional dish has been consumed for thousands of years and is made from a mixture of Chinese cabbage, herbs and spices which is then fermented by naturally occurring lactic acid bacteria. Apart from giving kimchi its distinctive taste, it turns out that these probiotic bacteria might also be good for our health.

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Host v. Parasite – Climate Change Edition

Many living organisms can expect to have some freeloaders: other organisms that live on or inside and may or may not prove harmful to it. When that tends to be a positive relationship for both parties, it is called a symbiotic relationship, whereas a negative impact for either party would make it a parasitic relationship.The differing biologies of host and parasite can affect the success of either organism, such as their performance and fitness under certain climatic conditions.