The Accidental Discovery of LSD

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Bicycle Day on the 19th April celebrates the accidental discovery of LSD by Swiss Chemist, Albert Hoffman.

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High Purity Plasma Extraction

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To learn about some of the challenges of extracting plasma from blood, and how a recently developed microfluidic device could help overcome some of these, we spoke to Dr. Weihua Li.

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Behind the Science, S2-Ep1: Classic rock & HPLC with Pat McDonald

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Every good rock band starts in the basement. So that's where we're heading ... to the basement of Waters to see the first chromatography systems! Pat McDonald, corporate fellow emeritus at Waters, tells us about Jim Waters and Waters Associates' inventions.

The first commercial "high pressure" chromatography system for polymer chemists, the GPC-100, from 1963. The ALC-100, developed in late 1970 for separating isomers in the synthesis of B12. The M6000 pump that came in 1972, followed by the U6K injector, the first commercial "small" particle columns (10 µm!). Bringing those pieces into an assembly led to the first modern "high performance" liquid chromatography instrument, now known as HPLC.

Read up on the history of Jim Waters and his chromatography people: http://bit.ly/2mwT2BI

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Genomic Screen of Arabidopsis Paves Way to New Therapies

Genomic Screen of Arabidopsis Paves Way to New Therapies

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Vanderbilt researchers used a global co-expression network approach to map genes to metabolic pathways in Arabidopsis, providing a powerful resource for the development of novel therapies from plants.

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Class B G Protein-Coupled Receptor Structure Solved by Cryo-EM
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Researchers at Monash University solve structure of drug target for osteoperosis, diabetes and obesity.

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Metrion and Venomtech Collaborate
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Combining Metrion's electrophysiological expertise and screening capability with Venomtech's compound library and venom-based drug discovery expertise will rapidly exploit and develop novel tools for ion channel drug discovery research.

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Drinking Soda Could be Harmful for Your Brain
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Research from the University of Boston suggests that excess sugar, especially the fructose in sugary drinks, might damage your brain.

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