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The Power of Nanopores for Understanding Proteins -Part 1

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We spoke to Professor Giovanni Maglia, group leader in chemical biology at the University of Groningen, about the progress he and his team have been making in turning nanopore technology to solving protein questions.

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X-ray Crystallography: Exploring the Frontiers of Structural Biology

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For over a century, X-ray crystallography has enabled scientists to elucidate biological structures in exquisite detail. Now, powerful new technologies are bringing unprecedented opportunities to add to the history of breakthroughs in this cutting-edge field.

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Air Quality Monitoring

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The quality of the air we breathe is of concern to many, as are the negative impacts that pollutants can have on health in the short term and the lasting effects. Many of us have the potential to come into contact with air contaminants in our day to day lives, so it is vital that efficient monitoring measures are in place to keep us from harm.

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Sport Doping Screening in Biological Matrices by Multi-Dimensional LC-QToF

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This work evaluated the performance of 2D LC variant using a QToF setup instead of a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer for the analysis of drug of abuse in urine targeting low and sub ppb level.

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Deep-Sea Conditions Impact Oil Degradation

Deep-Sea Conditions Impact Oil Degradation

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Degradation rates of oil were slower in the dark and cold waters of the depths of the Gulf of Mexico than at surface conditions, according to an international team of geoscientists trying to understand where the oil went during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Flying Lab Samples Wildfire Pollution
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Scientists have flown over the plumes of smoke rising from moorland fires in an adapted research aircraft to sample the atmospheric pollution from wildfires.

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Bad Teeth Put to Good Use
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Researchers analysing the teeth of Britons from the Iron Age to the modern day have unlocked the potential for using proteins in tooth tartar to reveal what our ancestors ate.

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How do Forests Respond to Atmospheric Pollution?
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How forests respond to elevated nitrogen levels from atmospheric pollution is not always the same. While a forest is filtering nitrogen as expected, a higher percentage than previously seen is leaving the system again as the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide, say researchers.

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3 Recent Developments in Toxicity Testing
3 Recent Developments in Toxicity Testing
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The early toxicity testing market is witnessing a robust growth in recent years. Here we take a look at some of the recent developments that are playing important roles in this process.

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From Metabolite to Biomarker: Mass Spectrometry in Diagnostics
From Metabolite to Biomarker: Mass Spectrometry in Diagnostics
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Professor Alain van Gool, Professor of Personalized Healthcare at Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc), in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, helps oversee Radboudumc’s 19 Technology Centers, which span multiple aspects of biomedical science. He also has a rather more specialized position as head of the Translational Metabolic Laboratory (TML).

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UPS Ensures a Stable Outlook for Diamond Light Source
UPS Ensures a Stable Outlook for Diamond Light Source
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Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron facility and is used by over 7,000 researchers from both academia and industry to conduct essential experiments that keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research. Due to the sensitive nature of the equipment, it is therefore imperative that a stable power supply is maintained to the equipment.

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Biosafety and the Agents of Doom
Biosafety and the Agents of Doom
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To combat harmful pathogens it is vitally important that scientists have facilities available that enable them to work on them safely. These facilities should prevent the operator from becoming infected with the agent they are working with and prevent the organism from escaping the laboratory setting and potentially initiating new outbreaks of disease.

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Cell Culture Quality Control: Blissful Ignorance?
Cell Culture Quality Control: Blissful Ignorance?
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How can quality control efforts keep up with the rapid advances in cellular model research? Read on for insights into challenges in recognizing and managing issues in cell culture quality control

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Strawberry’s Properties are More than Skin Deep
Strawberry’s Properties are More than Skin Deep
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Everyone loves a perfectly ripe strawberry, right? They count towards your five a day and contain important nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. But what if science could help breeders make them even better?

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