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Whatever Happened to the Ozone Hole? A Story of A/C, Atoms, and CFCs

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It might feel like they’re making us cooler, but refrigerators and air conditioning are actually making our world warmer. In this episode of Untold, we consider how we might keep ourselves and our food cool, without accidentally warming up our world.

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Validating Hydration Assessment Tools for an Athletic Population: An Effort To Prevent Dehydration

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Dehydration is a well-documented hindrance to athletic performance. Staying properly hydrated for event days and during training is therefore of utmost importance. Scientists have therefore been looking at ways to enhance and optimize athlete hydration.

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Lab-Forward Trade-In Program

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We’ve made trading in your current chromatography, mass spectrometry and elemental analysis instruments faster and easier than ever before.

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Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy

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Introduced commercially in 2011, microwave plasma atomic emission spectrometry (MP-AES) offers a unique alternative to inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) and atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS).

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US Clean Air Policies To Protect Humans Are Saving Birds Too

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US pollution regulations meant to protect humans from dirty air are also saving birds. So concludes a new continentwide study that found improved air quality under a federal program to reduce ozone pollution may have averted the loss of 1.5 billion birds during the past 40 years.

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Half the Population Consider "Superfoods" Part of a Healthy Diet
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Chia seeds, goji berries or quinoa - 48% of the population see so-called "superfoods" as part of a health-conscious diet. This was shown in a recent study, despite no legal regulation of what constitutes a "superfood" and a general lack of evaluation of potential health risks.

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How the CRISPR Immune System Evolved
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New research results shed new light on how CRISPR-Cas emerged early during the development of life on Earth, as well as how this immune system is constantly adapting to new challenges.

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Half the Population Unaware Climate Change Impacts Infectious Diseases
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A new study reveals that almost half of the population is unaware of the relation between climate change and its effect on infectious diseases.

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The Future of Cannabis Testing
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Cannabis products are becoming accepted as a medical treatment and a mainstream recreational product, with dozens of countries allowing legal or decriminalized use. Reliable analytical methods are critical to ensuring consistent dosing, efficacy, and safety.

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Gas Chromatography
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In this article, we bring together resources from the across the site on gas chromatography, how it works, its pairing with downstream techniques and what its applications are.

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ICP-OES – ICP Chemistry, ICP-OES Analysis, Strengths and Limitations
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Inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) is an analytical technique that is used to identify the atomic composition of a sample. In this article we will explore how the technique works, what it tells us, strengths, limitations and common problems, and how it compares to other techniques in this analytical niche.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic
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On December 31, 2019, the first cases of a novel coronavirus were identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Here, we curate a collection of news and content related to what has become the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Taking Cultured Meat to the Next Level
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In a study published in Metabolic Engineering, bovine cells were engineered to endogenously produce phytoene, lycopene and β-carotene. We recently had the pleasure of speaking to Andrew Stout, lead author of the study, to learn how these cells were created and explore some of the benefits of engineering in the abilities to produce additional nutrients.

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ICP-MS — ICP-MS Instrumentation, ICP-MS Analysis, Strengths and Limitations
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Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is a flexible chemical analysis method that can be tailored to meet the demands of a wide variety of industries. In this article, we explore how it works, what it tells us, it's strengths and limitations and how it compares to other techniques in this analytical space.

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