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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Innovative Methods to Detect Viruses in Food

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Because of this increasing number of enteric virus outbreaks, it has become even more important to have reliable and widely applicable techniques for the detection and quantification of viruses in food samples.

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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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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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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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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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First Sensor Capable of Identifying Inflammatory Bowel Disease Developed

Researchers have developed the first sensor capable of objectively identifying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and distinguishing between its two subtypes using Raman spectroscopy

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