The “Streetlight Effect” in Proteomics
A bias exists within proteomics, where certain proteins are studied less frequently than others. In this article, we hear from Professor Kathryn Lilley on why some proteins attract less research attention, why this is problematic and how The Understudied Protein Initiative hopes to overcome it.
From Culture Plate to Dinner Plate – The Lingering “Promise” of Lab-Based Meat
In this feature article, Tanaaz Khan explores the "lingering" promise of lab-based, or "cultured" meat. Does it deliver on its promise of being a greener and more ethical alternative to meat?
Rheology in Food Testing – How a Rheometer Works and What It Can Tell You
This article aims to explain what rheology is, how rheological properties are measured and how those apply to your food.
New Frontiers in Freezing: Cryopreservation Advances
This article will discuss the challenges associated with cryopreservation and recent developments in the field.
Microplastics: What Do We Know About This Emerging Contaminant?
This article will address the emerging issue of microplastics in our food chain, how they get there, what harm they may be causing and what is being done to detect and prevent or limit them.
The Three Pillars of Plant-Based Food Testing – Functionality, Composition and Safety
In the rapidly growing plant-based food market, characterizing novel ingredients is fundamental to further growth. This article explores how processors can leverage accurate testing and analysis technologies to create scalable processes and high-quality plant-based foods that meet the needs of consumers.
IR Spectroscopy and FTIR Spectroscopy: How an FTIR Spectrometer Works and FTIR Analysis
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy is a hugely popular technique today. In this article, we consider, what it is, how it works, how to interpret the data and its many applications.
New Strategies To Detect “Forever Chemicals”
This article discusses some of the most unexpected aspects of PFAS testing and how the practice can grow to test more samples, faster and cheaper, amid growing public concern and regulatory scrutiny.
Radically Rethinking Scientific Publication: The “Octopus” Model
Dr. Alexandra Freeman believes that the major problems associated with research culture in science can be traced back to one source: the current scientific publishing model. In this interview with Technology Networks, she explains why a novel approach, called Octopus, is a logical solution to these issues.
Fragment-Based Approach To Enhance Drug Discovery Productivity
This article will discuss advances in fragment-based drug discovery and will highlight some examples of recent successes in this area.