Benchtop Concentrator Enhances Forensic Sample Preparation

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A paper by UK researchers describes using a miVac DNA concentrator from Genevac to provide reliable and efficient sample preparation in the development of a novel forensic method to detect diclofenac residues in vultures and livestock animals.

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The Big Fat Science Quiz of the Year 2016

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Test your knowledge of the biggest breakthroughs and announcements from the world of science last year.

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Chemists Tie Tightest Knot Ever!

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Scientists at The University of Manchester have produced the most tightly knotted physical structure ever known – a scientific achievement which has the potential to create a new generation of advanced materials.

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Optimization of a Vacuum Ultraviolet Photoionization source for GC used with a High Resolution TOFMS

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-Tune solution allows optimization of ion source parameters for
both proton transfer and direct ionization
-Independent ionization processes exist for M+ and MH+
-Optimizing for dopant signal intensity yields inferior results
-Degree of fragmentation remains relatively constant over a
range of source conditions

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Leaf-Inspired Photomicroreactor Could Power A Step Change In The Chemical Industry

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We talk to Dr. Tim Noel about work and inspiration behind his group's latest design, a photomicroreactor.

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Leaf-Inspired Continuous-Flow Photochemistry

Leaf-Inspired Continuous-Flow Photochemistry

Solar-powered photomicroreactor harnesses Sun's energy for continuous flow photoredox reactions.

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The Type of Sugar You Eat Determines Your Risk for Chronic Disease

The type of sugar you eat, and not just the calorie count, may determine your risk for chronic disease. A new study is the first of its kind to compare the effects of two types of sugar on metabolic and vascular function

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Nanofibres Developed That Improve the Attachment of Bone Implants

Jani Holopainen of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Helsinki has developed processes for fibrous and thin-film bio-materials, that can be used as scaffolding for bone regeneration and in other bone implants.

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Vitamin B-12 Exists in Two Distinct Versions in the Oceans

University of Washington oceanographers have now found that vitamin B-12 exists in two distinct versions in the oceans. A microbe thought to be a main supplier of B-12 in the open oceans, cyanobacteria, is making a “pseudo” version that only its kin can use.

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