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On-demand Explosions are Helping to Build Better Batteries

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A new device allows researchers to make lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries fail on demand, and that’s a crucial step in making them safer.

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A Basic Introduction to Electrophoretic Light Scattering (ELS)

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Electrophoretic Light Scattering (ELS) is a technique used to measure the electrophoretic mobility of particles or molecules in solution. This measurement is used to determine Zeta potential, which is a measure of the electrostatic or charge repulsion/attraction between particles and is a predictor of emulsion and dispersion stability.

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Students Get Hands-on with Mass Spectrometry

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We spoke to Dr Jonathan Jones from Waters Corporation, to learn more about the new initiative that they and Swansea University are leading to give students hands-on experience of mass spectrometry.

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Introduction to Infrared Spectroscopy

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Practice with identifying the compound that corresponds to an IR spectrum.

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Long Awaited Advances in Understanding Conversion of CO2 to Electrofuels

Long Awaited Advances in Understanding Conversion of CO2 to Electrofuels

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Using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, researchers observe how CO2 is activated at the electrode-electrolyte interface, shifting catalyst design from trial-and-error paradigm to a rational approach.

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Obesity May be Predicted by Oral Bacteria in Young Children
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The composition of oral microbiota, including beneficial bacteria, residing in the mouth of two-year-old children may predict their weight gain.

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Plastic Pollution Spread Inside Flying Insects
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Plastic has found a previously unknown pathway to pollute the environment and enter the food chain by getting inside flying insects that lay their eggs in water.

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Problem of Glyphosate Resistance is Spreading
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Researchers have just confirmed that junglerice is among the growing list of weeds resistant to the herbicide glyphosate.

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Deciphering the Cancer Proteome
Deciphering the Cancer Proteome
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This article explores the current state of play within the area of cancer proteomics, highlights some of the techniques used to investigate the proteome, and looks at the impact of combining proteomics with other ‘omics’ in relation to cancer research.

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Antimicrobial Resistance – the Rise of Global Superbugs
Antimicrobial Resistance – the Rise of Global Superbugs
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Antimicrobials have revolutionized medicine by enabling treatments for diseases that would once have proven fatal, however,they have since proven to be a double-edged sword.

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Helping Analytical Chemistry Embrace Big Data
Helping Analytical Chemistry Embrace Big Data
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Many recent advances in research have aimed to maximize the amount of data we can produce. But handling all that data is a challenge, and in analytical chemistry, data has more complexity and value than everyday spreadsheets, and tools matching that complexity will be needed to get data back into shape. We discussed how the field should approach these challenges with Andrew Anderson and , Graham McGibbon of Toronto-based analytical software supplier ACD/Labs.

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Lytic vs Lysogenic – Understanding Bacteriophage Life Cycles
Lytic vs Lysogenic – Understanding Bacteriophage Life Cycles
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Bacteriophage (phage) are obligate intracellular viruses that specifically infect bacteria. Here we take an overview of their structure, life-cycle and the role they have played in advancing science and medicine.

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Imaging in Biology: How Many Words are Cell Images Worth?
Imaging in Biology: How Many Words are Cell Images Worth?
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They say 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' Is this true for cell images?

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The Essential Upgrade for Modern Pharmaceutical NMR: A Case Study
The Essential Upgrade for Modern Pharmaceutical NMR: A Case Study
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Against a background where analysts in the pharmaceutical industry are increasingly looking for accurate, easy-to-use and scalable methods, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy has become established as a leading technique.

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