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Can eating watermelon improve heart health? We visit U. of Alabama | Behind the Science, S3 Ep9

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Did you know that watermelon is a bioactive superfood? Jen visits the University of Alabama and learns how Kristi Crowe-White is using LC-MS to study how the vitamins and minerals in watermelon can improve cardiovascular health.

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Working to Keep Drinking Water Safe

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Official limits are in place regarding the levels of a multitude of substances that are deemed to be safe and acceptable in drinking water, but to fulfill these requirements analysts need the tools to enable them to do this. We spoke to Yan Liu, and Katariina Majamaa from Thermo Fisher Scientific about their new columns designed to enable rapid separations of contaminants prior to analysis using ion chromatography-mass spectrometry (IC-MS).

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Multiple cells, multiple temperatures - simultaneously

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Set temperature, equilibrate, measure, repeat? You can try it that way—or you could just do four temperatures at once. The new Agilent Cary 3500 UV-Vis lets you compress lengthy kinetics experiments into manageable time frames by measuring your samples at different temperatures simultaneously.

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World's First Contactless Underwater Ultrasound Scanner Aids Conservation Efforts

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A team of researchers has successfully scanned a pregnant wild reef manta ray underwater to obtain clear ultrasound images of her foetus, using the world’s first contactless underwater ultrasound scanner.

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Engineered Bacteria Fill the Missing Energy Link
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Engineered electroactive microbes could be part of the solution of how to store electricity that’s generated from wind, solar and waves.

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Century-long Puzzle (Dis)solved About Protein Crystals in Asthma
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Charcot-Leyden Crystals are made from the protein Galectin-10 and were discovered in the airways of asthmatics as early as 1853. However, the crystals have been largely ignored by scientists, and their actual link to disease remained unknown, until now.

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How Do Genetic Mutations Result in Brain Disorder? Zebrafish May Hold the Answer
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A close look at the rapidly developing zebrafish embryo is helping neuroscientists better understand the potential underpinnings of brain disorders, including autism and schizophrenia.

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The Evolution of Proteomics - Dr Richard Scheltema
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Richard Scheltema is an assistant professor at Utrecht University where he heads up the Scheltema laboratory within the wider context of the group of Albert Heck. The research group focuses on mass spectrometry (MS) based structural proteomics, for which they develop advanced liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) platforms and analysis software.

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Native Mass Spectrometry: A Glimpse Into the Machinations of Biology
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The question perhaps is not when native mass spectrometry can be used; but rather, when can’t it be used? Today, the applications are broad-reaching and diverse. This article shares insights from innovators in the field who have helped establish this incredibly useful analytical technique.

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MeTooSTEM: A Mission to End Sexual Harassment in STEM
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In the wake of the "Me Too" (or #MeToo) movement, a spotlight has been cast on an additional obstacle that deters many individuals, particularly women, from working in STEM – the astonishingly high incidence of sexual harassment. In this article, we look at the extent of the issue and speak with some of the women that are working tirelessly to combat sexual harassment in STEM through a variety of organizations.

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Solving Challenges of Automated 1D and 2D Quantitative Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (qNMR) Spectroscopy Using CRAFT
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The desire for automated quantitative NMR (qNMR) analysis has become the challenge to solve. In this article, we present recent data from a series of 1D and 2D qNMR applications of CRAFT – including classic quant-purity analysis, mixture analysis, and complex non-targeted studies.

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Cell Migration: Clinical Relevance, Unique Movement Patterns and Driving Technologies
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Cells like to move it, move it! Understanding the mechanisms behind cell migration represents an important piece to the puzzle of many fundamental biological processes and pathologies. This article delves into textbook models of cell migration, recent insights on movement patterns, and highlights the technology driving cell migration research forward.

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The First Winners of the LEA
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The Lipidomics Excellence Award (LEA) was founded to strengthen life sciences through lipidomics. After reviewing the many high-quality submitted projects, the LEA jury has announced the three awardees.

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