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MIT researchers have developed a way to make extremely high-resolution images of tissue samples, at a fraction of the cost of other techniques that offer similar resolution.

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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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Seven days in science - 21 April 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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A Promising Model for a Devastating Genetic Deficiency
A Promising Model for a Devastating Genetic Deficiency
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Study describes how a complete knockout of the Ngly1 gene in mice leads to death just before birth, which can be partially rescued by the second knockout of another gene called Engase.

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Sunflower Seeds Identified as Source of Potent Liver Carcinogen
Sunflower Seeds Identified as Source of Potent Liver Carcinogen
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Michigan State University researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds and pose an increased health risk in many low-income countries worldwide.

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Gut Bacteria Offers Protection from Type 2 Diabetes
Gut Bacteria Offers Protection from Type 2 Diabetes
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According to researchers, the results of their study illustrate the importance of intestinal bacteria's contribution to the operation of diet, metabolism and health interface.

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How Cancer Evades the Immune System
How Cancer Evades the Immune System
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A team of scientists from Singapore has discovered new ways in which cancers can escape the body’s immune system.

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Agilent Technologies Presents Thought Leader Award to Professor Dwight Stoll for Separation Science Research
Agilent Technologies Presents Thought Leader Award to Professor Dwight Stoll for Separation Science Research
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Prof. Stoll receives the award in support of his research, applying two-dimensional liquid chromatography (2D-LC) to biopharmaceutical analysis.

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High-Resolution Imaging with Conventional Microscopes
High-Resolution Imaging with Conventional Microscopes
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New technique relies on expanding tissue before imaging it with a conventional light microscope.

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