Food Additives: Breaking News from EFSA’s Open Expert Meeting

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Find out about the latest adoptions and discussions by EFSA’s expert Panel on food additives and nutrient sources added to food.

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Sensitive Quantification of Drug Metabolites Using LC-MS

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Determining what happens to a drug after it enters the body is a key consideration in the drug development process. Liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (LC-MS) has emerged as one of the most powerful analytical tools for the screening and identification of drug metabolites. Advances in the field of LC-MS have allowed scientists to analyze drug metabolic pathways and drug-drug interactions more closely, and improve therapeutic strategies for many challenging diseases.

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How Europe Monitors Pesticide Residues In Food

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Crops that have been treated with pesticides may contain chemical residues. To ensure that pesticides are used correctly and their residues do not pose a risk to consumers, legal limits are set in EU legislation. This infographic describes how pesticide residues are monitored in Europe.

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Introducing Intelligent Fingerprinting: Drug Screening at Your Fingertips

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Scientists have developed a revolutionary new fingerprint drug test, the first of its kind in the world.

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Rehabilitating Lactate: From Poison to Cure

Rehabilitating Lactate: From Poison to Cure

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In a recent article highlights how lactate may be a very misunderstood molecule. Typically labelled a “waste” product and associated with fatigue, reduced performance and pain, it also has important roles.

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SpiderMass Device to Speed Up Cancer Surgery
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A new proteomic assay called SpiderMass which heats water in human tissue to enable ion analysis will allow doctors to speed up cancer surgery by locating tumor biomarkers more quickly.

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Diamonds Could Decrease Cost of Imaging and Spectroscopy Devices
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A new approach shows great promise for enhancing the signal from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) using lasers without expensive magnets.

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You Are What Your Mother Eats
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While many factors, such as the age of the mother, overall health and genetics ultimately play a role, the correlation between a mother’s nutrition habits and metabolism has been proved to directly impact the growth of her child. And researchers believe they may be one step closer to knowing why.

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Bringing Trusted Techniques and Technology to the Cannabis Testing Lab
Bringing Trusted Techniques and Technology to the Cannabis Testing Lab
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Translating from fields like food and pharma to the cannabis testing sector is helping to provide medical patients and recreational consumers with safe thoroughly tested cannabis.

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How Mass Spectrometry Has Changed The Cancer Diagnostics Game
How Mass Spectrometry Has Changed The Cancer Diagnostics Game
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Although histopathology is still the gold standard for diagnosing cancer, molecular analysis using MS has gained traction in recent years for detecting tumors, monitoring progression, and even predicting treatment response.

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Advances in Fragment-Based Drug Discovery
Advances in Fragment-Based Drug Discovery
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Over the past decade, fragment-based drug discovery has garnered increasing interest among drug discovery experts and has established itself as a key approach within the field – acting as an alternative starting point for the discovery of high-quality lead candidates. This article discusses the evolution of FBDD, highlights key drug discoveries, and explores the advantages and challenges of harnessing this approach

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Bach Worse Than His Bite? Crocodile Listens to Classical Music in MRI Machine
Bach Worse Than His Bite? Crocodile Listens to Classical Music in MRI Machine
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Scientists overcame technical challenges to test the crocodile’s response to visual and auditory stimuli, including playing classical music to the animal.

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Determining the Quality of High Purity Cannabidiol Isolates
Determining the Quality of High Purity Cannabidiol Isolates
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As the demand for CBD-containing products soars around the world, determining the composition and purity of CBD isolates is vital for consumer safety and producers.

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Tracking the Heritability of Cell Stress
Tracking the Heritability of Cell Stress
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As part of work recently published in Science Advances, a team of researchers from the Institute of Systems Biology at Yale University has built a microfluidic device to demonstrate that single cells preserve a memory of their mother's dynamic response to glucose limitation stress for multiple generations.

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