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Through the Art of Proteomics, Scientists Paint a Portrait of the Mouse Uterus
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Scientists from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) recently published a study outlining their successful feat in mapping the proteome of the exceptionally small mouse uterus.

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Proteomics, "Zombie" Cells and Clinical Biomarkers of Aging
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In a new study scientists have harnessed advances in proteomics to extensively profile the secretions of senescent cells which are implicated in aging. Their analyses are collated in a database that is now available for researchers in the field.

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How Elemental Analysis Can Help To Protect Foodstuffs Post-Brexit
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Free trade and international migration have given consumers an increased range of specialist foodstuffs, and expectations of product quality have also risen, making the verification of the origins and composition more important than ever before. But how could Brexit impact food authenticity?

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2DLC in Food Safety and Traceability
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With so many potential routes for food contaminants, both natural and otherwise, having the tools to detect them, determine the source of the problem and prevent them from reaching the consumer is therefore vitally important. In this article, we explore how 2DLC is being implemented to improve food safety and contaminant traceability.

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The Pursuit of Spotting and Steering Cell Death
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Here, we examine one common branch of cell death, apoptosis, and explain why studying aberrations in apoptotic signaling is important for understanding and addressing a range of human pathologies. We also highlight techniques that enable studies of apoptosis.

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What is Super-Resolution Microscopy? STED, SIM and STORM Explained
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Scientists can now use super-resolution microscopy to directly observe living subcellular structures and activities. In this piece, we explore the basics of three popular super-resolution techniques.

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Data Integrity Non-compliances With Chromatography Data Systems and How To Avoid Them
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Over the past 10-15 years, chromatography data systems (CDS) have been at the center of data integrity issues involving data falsification, resulting in numerous FDA warning letters. In this article, we investigate the main violations cited in FDA warning letters and discuss how to avoid them.

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Two-dimensional Liquid Chromatography in Foodomics
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To maximize the value of investigations and the information obtained, it is desirable for analysts in the food industry to be able to characterize as many components and aspects of a food sample as possible in a timely manner. This is where a foodomics approach comes in.

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Why We Should Consider Our Food Packaging and Not Just Our Food
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Whilst we can detect some contaminants by their taste or aroma, not all contaminants can be detected by our senses. Mineral oil-based chemicals are one such group and are attracting increasing interest from food analysts as we found out when we spoke to Professor Erich Leitner, a leading expert on food quality at the Graz University of Technology in Austria.

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Whiskey, the Target of Fraud
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Due to the value of high-end quality bottles of whiskey, they are often the target of fraud. Analysts therefore need the tools and techniques to be able to determine the authenticity of products and ensure consumer safety.

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