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Cloud Point Extraction of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles in Water Samples Identified by Raman Spectroscopy and Quantified by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
Yanxiao Ma, Dr. Andrew F. Callender

Nanoparticles that are widely used in commercial products pose a threat to human health and the environment. This project proposes a cheaper and more effective method to identify and quantify metal oxide nanoparticles in water samples.

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New Sorbent from Agro-industrial Waste and its Potential Use in 17ß-Estradiol and 17α-Ethynylestradiol Removal
Suzimara Rovani*, Éder C. Lima, Renato Cataluña, Andreia N. Fernandes

In recent years, the increasing introduction of new chemicals in the market, and the development of more accurate analytical methods, added a variety of endocrine disruptors compounds (EDC). Even though they are found in very low concentrations (range of ng L-1) there is still a lack of knowledge about long-term risks of EDC for non-target organisms as well as for human health.

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Discrimination of Meat Species Using Raman Spectroscopy and PCA
Reyhan Selin Uysala, Tümay Temiza, Ismail Hakki Boyacia,b, Hasan Murat Veliogluc, Ugur Tamerd

Discrimination of meat species and meat products was performed with using Raman spectroscopy and principal component analysis (PCA).

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Accurate Determination of Moisture Content of Soft Contact Lenses by Near-Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy
Dr. Hari Narayanan, Dr. Keith Freel

NIR spectroscopy was used to determine moisture content in soft contact lenses to and accuracy of 1%. Various sample presentation methods were used and the results were compared.

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Accurate Determination of Moisture Content of Soft Contact Lenses by Near-Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy
Dr. Hari Narayanan, Dr. Keith Freel

NIR spectroscopy was used to determine moisture content in soft contact lenses to and accuracy of 1%. Various sample presentation methods were used and the results were compared.

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Investigation of Chemical Contaminants in Soils Following Superstorm Sandy
Amy C Mandigo*, Dana J DiScenza*, Alison R Keimowitz†, and Neil Fitzgerald*

Investigation of Chemical Contaminants in Soils Following Superstorm Sandy

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Fingerprinting analytical strategy used for authentication of honey
Oana Romina DINCAa,b, Roxana Elena IONETEa*, Raluca POPESCUa, Radu TAMAIANa, Diana COSTINELa, Gabriel Lucian RADUb

The goal of the current study is mainly to establish potential origin markers, and not to build a model for prediction. This research provides a database for comparison of honey samples from Romania with other honey samples from the world. Data on d13C, d18O and d2H of honey measured by IRMS together with the stable isotopes (deuterium by SNIF-NMR and carbon 13 - IRMS) in ethanol from fermented honeys were reported.

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A novel DNA amplification method based on silicon microring resonator for rapid detection of genetic alteration in the point-of care (POC) field of cancers

Nucleic acid testing plays a critical role in molecular diagnosis[1-2]. Due to the low amounts of DNA obtained in clinical samples, the amplification of DNA is an essential step in most NAT methods [3].

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Protein Microarrays for Characterisation of the Bacillus anthracis ‘infectome’
Stephen Kidd, Karen Kempsell, Rebecca Ingram, Pierre Watteau, Daniel Altmann, Michael Elmore, Sue Charlton, Bassam Hallis and Richard Vipond

These studies provide an interesting insight into the transcriptome of virulent B. anthracis in a host infection environment.

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Scientific News
Plant Variants Point the Way to Improved Biofuel Production
Manufacturing biofuels from food crop by-products such as straw could be made quicker and cheaper thanks to a new study led by scientists at the University of York.
Improving Korean Wheat
Dae Wook Kim learns genetic screening techniques to develop a line of Korean wheat.
Merck Animal Health to Market Neogen's Dairy Genomic Program
Agreement to market Neogen's Igenity® Dairy Heifer Program.
A Big Step Towards More Efficient Photosynthesis
For the first time flowering plants have been successfully engineered to fix carbon like the blue-green algae do - this can potentially increase photosynthesis and yields in crop plants.
Corn Spots: Study Finds Important Genes in Defense Response
A number of candidate genes have been identified that appear to control the defense response in corn.
Genetic Basis for Rabbit Domestication Revealed
Research presents key findings in the DNA make-up of the common mammal’s brain and nervous system, which determines how wild rabbits were genetically transformed to domestic rabbits.
Scientists Looking Across Human, Fly and Worm Genomes Find Shared Biology
Studies reveal powerful commonalities in biological activity and regulation among species.
Genetics Used to Improve Plants for Bioenergy
An upcoming genetics investigation into the symbiotic association between soil fungi and feedstock plants for bioenergy production could lead to more efficient uptake of nutrients, which would help limit the need for expensive and polluting fertilizers.
Wild Sheep Show Benefits of Putting Up With Parasites
Researchers used 25 years of data on a population of wild sheep living on an island in northwest Scotland to assess the evolutionary importance of infection tolerance.
Completing Genome Sequence of Model Bacterium to Help Improve Grass-Crop Harvests
The soil bacterium, isolated from wheat roots in the central region of Argentina, has been used as a bio-fertiliser in agriculture during the last four decades.
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