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Webcast - Investigating the Kinetics of cAMP Accumulation in Human Primary Cells Using a Live-Cell cAMP BiosensorInvestigating the Kinetics of cAMP Accumulation in Human Primary Cells Using a Live-Cell cAMP Biosensor
Elizabeth Rosethorne, Novartis, speaking at Advances in Biosensors and Biodetection.
Webcast - Processing Contaminants: A Problem That Will Not Go Away For The Food Industry and on Which Plant Scientists and Breeders Must EngageProcessing Contaminants: A Problem That Will Not Go Away For The Food Industry and on Which Plant Scientists and Breeders Must Engage
Nigel Halford, Rothamsted Research, speaking at Advances in Plant Genomics 2014

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Low Impact Fracking Fluid on Top at IChemE Global Awards
A novel fracturing fluid designed to make fracking greener.
Marine Invasive Species May Benefit From Rising CO2 Levels
Ocean acidification may well be helping invasive species of algae, jellyfish, crabs and shellfish to move to new areas of the planet with damaging consequences, according to the findings of a new report.
Game for Climate Adaptation
MIT-led project shows a new method to help communities manage climate risks.
Tufts Chemist Discovers Way to Isolate Single-crystal Ice Surfaces
Promises insights into climate, environment and age-old riddles, such as why no two snowflakes are alike.
Potential Indirect Effects of Humans on Water Quality
Newly studied class of water contaminants occur naturally, but are more prevalent in populated areas.
Rapid Method for Water, Air and Soil Pathogen Screening
Researchers at BGU and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a highly sensitive, cost-effective technology for rapid bacterial pathogen screening of air, soil, water, and agricultural produce in as little as 24 hours.
First Results Describing Sick Sea Star Immune Response
Though millions of sea stars along the West Coast have perished in the past several years from an apparent wasting disease, scientists still don’t know why.
Microbe Sleuth
Tanja Bosak examines how life and the Earth evolved in tandem during their early history together.
The Age of Humans Controlling Microbes
Engineered bacteria could soon be used to detect environmental toxins, treat diseases, and sustainably produce chemicals and fuels.
Messing With The Monsoon
Manmade aerosols can alter rainfall in the world’s most populous region.
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Imaging moves to new heights
Agri-Tech East Remote Sensing and Monitoring Special Interest Group to discuss pros and cons of imaging height.
Xylem Analytics Portfolio Expanded with HYPACK Acquisition
Xylem has acquired HYPACK, a privately-owned company specializing in hydrographic survey software used in ocean, coastal and surface water applications, for approximately $18 million.
Improving Resilience Through Innovation
Plant-microbe interactions, innovative disease monitoring, data visualisation and the opportunities for farm-based science are among the topics discussed at Agri-Tech East’s conference REAP 11 November.
$21M Invested in Research Hubs in Developing Countries
The National Institutes of Health and other U.S. and Canadian partners are investing $20.9 million dollars over five years to establish seven regional research and training centers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Would Better Data Visualisation Improve Farm Profitability?
Farmers need a better way to assess the economic optimum for fertiliser and other inputs argues Simon Ward, founder of Increment Ltd.
Exeter Analytical Marks 21 Years in Europe
A supplier of CHN microanalysis instruments, consumables and supplies to universities and government research labs.
Shimadzu Names New President of Scientific Instruments
Company has named Mr. Katsuaki Kaito president of SSI.
Superior Enzymes Invited to Talk at 31st Annual National Environmental Monitoring Conference
Ellen Campbell, CEO of NECi, will be presenting "Method Validation Across Disciplines: Biotechnology for Green Analytical Chemistry" in an oral presentation at 1:25 Central.
James Hutton Institute Welcomes Defra’s Open Data Vision
The company is to release its data reserves to create opportunities for people in the UK making their living from food, farming and the environment.
UK Graphene Open for Business with Asia
Haydale Ltd., has announced its participation in a combined UK Graphene Exhibit at NANO Korea.

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Development of a Paper-Based Fluidic Device for Phosphorus Detection
Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU)

This poster displays the successful beginning stages of an innovative way to detect phosphorus in standing bodies of water by minimizing the quantity of chemicals used, reducing the cost of analysis instrumentation, allowing the potential for real-time monitoring, and producing consistent and reliable results.
Study Of The Active Bacterial Community In Two Membrane Bioreactors
1 Research Institute of Water and Environmental Ingeneering (IIAMA), Polytechnic University of Valencia 2 I+D+i Department , Urbaser S.A.

In this work, bacterial communities from two MBR systems treating leachates were evaluated using the 16S rRNA metagenomics approach, with and without a viability dye (Propidium Monoazide, PMA).
Rapid Biosensor-Based Detection of Environmental Contamination by Petroleum Hydrocarbons, PAHs and Heavy Metals
Wilton Biotechnologies Ltd., Tetricus Science Park, Porton Down, Salisbury

In this study, we evaluated different freeze-drying excipients to stabilise the biosensor and remove the requirement to store bacteria at -20??C.
Prospecting For Iron and Titanium Using Termitaria
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

This study demonstrated elevated levels of the two metals (that is iron and titanium) in termitaria soil compared to the surrounding soils. Termitaria are very important bioturbators and can therefore be used as preliminary step in mineral prospecting since they provide an indication of the potential of the positive anomaly, and enables a judgment on the scale of the metal accumulation
Electrical Fusion Machine - New electrical fusion system for x-ray fluorescence analysis

This poster describes sample preparation in x-ray fluorescence analysis using the Electrical Fusion Machine by FLUXANA.
Light Weight Evaporation Vessel for the Determination of Dissolved Solids
Environmental Express

Development of a light weight vessel to be used in gravimetric analyses requiring evaporation of an aqueous matrix.
Light Weight Evaporation Vessel for the Determination of Dissolved Solids
Environmental Express

Development of a light weight vessel to be used in gravimetric analyses requiring evaporation of an aqueous matrix.
A Microfluidic Device for Detection of Water Contamination from Hydraulic Fracturing
Oregon State University, Department of Chemistry, Corvallis, OR 97331

A paper-based microfluidic device was designed and optimized for the colorimetric detection of bromide in water. This work was developed in response to the waste management challenges and pollution risks of hydraulic fracturing wastewater. This device is suitable for distribution as a field test as it is portable, easy to use, inexpensive and can be packaged to extend shelf life.
Aptamer-Based Electrochemical Biosensing Platform for Detection of Hormonal Pollutants in Water
Université du Québec à Montréal, INRS-EMT

A novel detection mechanism based on aptamers has been developed to detect small molecules as hormones, antibiotics, toxins, drugs, etc. For first time, an aptasensor to detect progesterone has been developed.
Field Performance of a New Technology with the Potential to Identify Allergy and Asthma Triggers
Inspirotec LLC, Glenview, IL, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

This work introduces a very simple plug-and-play device that can sample air at a high volume flow rate with no moving parts. Aerosol particles are captured on electrodes and eluted for testing. We show that performance of the device is substantially equivalent to capture by pumping through a filter for immunological and molecular analysis.
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Automated Sample Preparation of 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2 from Serum with the AC Extraction Plate and the Tecan Freedom EVO® for the quantification by LC-MS/MS
Tecan Group Ltd.

There is an increasing demand for the determination of Vitamin D status which is based on the quantification of the two metabolites 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2. Numerous laboratories have moved from the use of immunoassay methods to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) because of its specificity combined with high sensitivity. Moreover LC-MS/MS offers the potential for multianalyte determination which is required for Vitamin D status determination.
Sample preparation with the AC Extraction Plate: extraction of urinary THC metabolites for LC-MSMS quantification
Tecan Group Ltd.

In many countries, routine workplace drug testing involves screening for the free THC-COOH metabolite obtained by hydrolyzing THC-COOH glucuronide. Tecan’s AC Extraction Plate with TICE technology enables a straightforward workflow that is reproducible and cost efficient. Liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS) provides an easy and cost-effective means for fast, sensitive and precise analysis of THC and its metabolites.
Sodium, Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium in cooling water
Metrohm AG

This application note outlines the determination of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium in cooling water using cation chromatography with direct conductivity detection.
Optimization of Instrument Settings and Measurement Parameters for Kinetic Fluorometric and Luminometric Assays
Thermo Fisher Scientific

When fluorometric and luminometric assays are performed in microplate format, a high number of samples can be analyzed at a time. The speed of the reaction kinetics of the assay determines the requirements for the detection instrument and measurement parameters for achieving the best possible performance of the assay.
Turbidometric Growth Curve Measurements and Liquid Evaporation Studies with a Microplate Photometer
Thermo Fisher Scientific

The turbidity of a liquid sample is traditionally measured either with a nephelometer or a photometer. The measure of turbidity (also called optical density, OD) refers to the scattering of light from the particles of the measured sample. When measuring turbidity of a bacterial culture, the amount of scattered light is directly proportional to the number of bacterial cells in the sample.
Validated Luminometric DLR™ Reporter Gene Assay with Thermo Scientific Varioskan® Flash
Thermo Fisher Scientific

One of the most common luminometric assays is Dual Luciferase® Reporter Assay from Promega corp. This application note shows how this assay is performed with Varioskan Flash multitechnology microplate reader. The note includes the performance of the normal DLR assay and results from some tests showing important aspects of the basic behaviour and performance of the DLR™ chemistry. This paper describes the overall efficiency of the Varioskan Flash in the measurement of DLR assay.
Analysis of Inorganic Cations in Drinking and Waste Water by Cation Exchange Chromatography with Conductivity Detection
Cecil Instruments Ltd

Inorganic cations are significant indicators of the quality of drinking waters and their suitability for human consumption. They have important physiological effects and they alter the palatability of water.
Ultra Low Detection Limits for Inorganic Anions and Cations in Power Station Boiler Water Analysis
Cecil Instruments Ltd

Boilers used in power stations hold ultra pure water, the purity of that water needs to be determined by highly sensitive techniques. Ion Chromatography is a technique which offers high sensitivity.
Rapid Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Seafood

The recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico created concerns over the safety of seafood that can get potentially contaminated with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) from crude oil. The US Environmental Protection Agency identifies PAHs as critical pollutants harmful to human health. Some of these compounds are known carcinogens.
Determination of Total Cyanide in Municipal Wastewater and Drinking Water Using Ion-Exclusion Chromatography with Pulsed Amperometric Detection (ICE-PAD)
Dionex Corporation

Cyanide is a well known acute toxin that prevents cellular respiration by irreversibly binding with the iron in cytochrome C oxidase. In addition, thiocyanate, which is metabolized from cyanide, interferes with iodine uptake by the thyroid gland, causing goiters and other long-term iodine deficiency diseases.

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