DETERMINATION OF ESSENTIAL AND HEAVY METALS IN KENYAN HONEY BY ATOMIC ABSORPTION AND EMMISSION SPECTROSCOPY A. Mbiri, A. Onditi, N. Oyaro
Generally, honey samples recorded very low concentrations of As compared to the other heavy metals determined in this study. The highest concentration of As was recorded in honey sample from Nairobi with a value of 0.03±0.01 ppm. All the values recorded were within the KEBS permitted value of 0.5 ppm in food according to Kenya Bureaue of Standards, 1996.
Prospecting For Iron and Titanium Using Termitaria Kinachu James. G, Kiptoo Jackson. K, Onditi Anam.O.
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
Human iPSC-derived hepatocytes and cardiomyocytes for drug toxicity testing AnnandRR; Vardaro R; Hamilton B; Akakira R; Tamura K; Yoshida S; Lin YC; Toyoda D; Kogami H; Okuda Y; Watanabe T; Inamura M
Human iPS-derived hepatocytes (ReproHepato™) and cardiomyocytes (ReproCardio 2™) are useful for in vitro toxicity assays.
Applications of scCO2 as a “Green” Solvent in the Textile Industry A. Lutz, A. Kaziunas, R. Schlake, M. Anand, and J.P. Hobbs
Using Supercritical CO2 to dye textiles.
Alterations in serum thrombotic biomarker in patients with acute myocardial infarction Abdullah S. Alhomida
A combination of these biomarkers could serve as a useful biomarker tool to assess the prognosis of AMI. (This study was supported by National Plan for Science and Technology Program by King Saud University Project Number 08-BIO571-02).
Using Cresset to grow and link distant fragment hits with sensible chemistry M J Slater; T Cheeseright
We describe a further extension to our fragment growing methodology to aid fragment optimisation through linking fragments that have been shown to bind to distinct (distant or adjacent) pockets.
Improved Small RNA Library Preparation Workflow for Next-Generation Sequencing Sabrina Shore, Jordana Henderson, Anton McCaffrey, Gerald Zon, Richard Hogrefe
We describe an optimized small RNA NGS library prep workflow using chemically modified adapters which suppresses adapter dimers, allows for RNA inputs down to 1 ng and eliminates the need for a gel purification step, thus allowing full automation not previously possible.
Non-invasive Liquid Biopsy Frauke Henjes1, Lise Aagaard1, Darren Ellis1, Hannah Lindstroem1, Morten Oksvold2,3, Axl Neurauter1, Ketil W. Pedersen1.
Paramagnetic Dynabeads® magnetic beads provide a versatile, automation friendly tool for fast sensitive and high throughput isolation that can be tailored to isolate specific circulating biomarkers such as cells, exosomes and nucleic acids.
Development of a novel xeno-free medium for feeder-free culture of human stem cells Annand R; Okuda Y; Inamura M
A new xeno-free medium (ReproXFTM) has been developed for feeder-free culture of stem cells.