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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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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Lab-on-a-Chip to Help Detect Cancer

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In this podcast, we speak to Gustavo Stolovitsky to learn about his career and the work he is doing at IBM Research.

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Drinking Soda Could be Harmful for Your Brain

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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The Accuracy of HIV Rapid Diagnostic Tests
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MSF publishes a multi-site evaluation of HIV RDTs and risk factors for false positives, which confirms that the diagnosis of HIV should be based on a combination of HIV tests.

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Ingestible Sensors Could Help Diagnose Gut Disorders
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Ingestible sensors the size of a vitamin pill could offer a reliable diagnostic tool for a range of gastrointestinal disorders.

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Encouraging News On Our Progress Against Cancer
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When one death in four in the United States is due to cancer, progress against this terrible disease is important news.

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