Identifying Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS) in Food Contact Materials

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Concern about the safety of food products has increased dramatically with intentionally and non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) used in packaging being of particular interest. APGC and high resolution MS together with a workflow driven process was used to identify unknown compounds in packaging.

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How to Tell “Fake” Olive Oils from the Genuine Article

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With olive oil’s popularity on the increase in recent years, olive oil production and sales have become big business. However, it also opens the industry up to fraudsters looking to profiteer from this trend. To tackle this problem, scientists have been exploiting differences at the chemical level to expose adulterated products.

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Human exposure to cyanotoxins: Exploring in vitro detoxification using atmospheric cold plasma treatment to protect human health

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Recently, there have been increases in freshwater harmful algal blooms. There is therefore a need to try and effectively detoxify drinking water contaminated with cyanotoxins to safeguard human health by use of new and novel techniques.

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Food Safety Warnings Are Making Eating More Dangerous

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Food hazard warnings are making eating more dangerous

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Making Fragrant Fumes

Making Fragrant Fumes

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Waste oil from orange, tea tree and eucalyptus essential oil production mixed with diesel provides a sweet-smelling biofuel blend with comparable performance to diesel-only fuel.

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Magnetic Treatment Helps Remove ‘Off-Flavor’ from Wines
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From vine to wine, grapes undergo a remarkable transformation. But sometimes this makeover results in vino that doesn’t taste quite right. In a new study scientists report that they have found a way to use tiny magnetic particles to remove off-tasting substances in cabernet sauvignon without altering its desired bouquet.

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World’s First Portable Fingerprint Drug Test Introduced in Italy
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Revolutionary new test analyses fingerprint sweat to determine cocaine, opiates, amphetamines and cannabis use.

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Mini-Mass Spec for Mars Mission
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Scientists have created a tiny toaster-sized chemistry lab built around a very small mass spectrometer for a rover that will drill beneath the Martian surface looking for signs of past or present life.

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Cryo-EM and CX-MS: The Power Couple of Proteomics
Cryo-EM and CX-MS: The Power Couple of Proteomics
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An ambitious new workflow has married two cutting-edge proteomic analysis techniques to improve imaging of large protein assemblies. The combination of electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) and cross-linking coupled mass spectrometry (CX-MS) allows deeper interrogation of protein structures to a level of detail that the techniques are incapable of obtaining on their own.

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Metagenomics: Exploring Microbiomes at Nature’s New Frontiers
Metagenomics: Exploring Microbiomes at Nature’s New Frontiers
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Advances in sequencing technologies are providing scientists with a powerful way to view microbial communities in unprecedented detail. Metagenomics is a rapidly evolving field that is uncovering a wealth of hidden biodiversity, revolutionizing our understanding of uncharted corners in the living world.

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Sensitive Quantification of Drug Metabolites Using LC-MS
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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Tech Solutions for Drinking Water Analysis
Tech Solutions for Drinking Water Analysis
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Improved access to clean and safe drinking water is key for health and survival and has been classified as a human right. Here, we take a look at some of the novel solutions, both hi-tech and low-tech, that scientists are designing to help monitor drinking water source safety.

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Unease on the High Seas: The Effect of Climate Change on Marine Microbial Ecology
Unease on the High Seas: The Effect of Climate Change on Marine Microbial Ecology
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Microbes play an important role in the marine ecosystem, however, the effects of climate change have the potential to upset this fine balance, leading to increasing issues with cyanobacterial blooms. Exciting work seeks to look at the knock on effects on the marine food web and ways to combat these toxic blooms.

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Making Laser Spectroscopy Portable for On-Site Food Safety Tests
Making Laser Spectroscopy Portable for On-Site Food Safety Tests
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Those involved in the production, processing and distribution of food know that food safety is not an issue to be taken lightly. Of note, mycotoxins in food are subject to strict legislative limits and therefore their detection and quantification are a key area of interest.

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