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An Introduction to Protein Purification: Methods, Technologies and Applications

The ability to obtain pure proteins is essential for developing drugs, creating vaccines and understanding biological processes. In this article, we discuss what a typical protein purification protocol involves and the various techniques used.
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New Spectroscopy Method Simplifies Measurement of Microplastics in Soil

Researchers have developed a novel yet simple method to measure N/MP concentration in different soil types using spectroscopy at two wavelengths.
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Scientists Take New Approach in Fight Against Counterfeit Alcoholic Spirits

In the shadowy world of counterfeit alcoholic spirit production, where profits soar and brands are exploited, the true extent of this illegal market remains shrouded. Scientists are compiling a database to test, compare and log alcoholic spirits.
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An Introduction to Capillary Electrophoresis: Theory, Practice and Applications

Capillary electrophoresis is a powerful separation and analysis technique that offers quick and efficient results. In this article, we explore how it works, variations on the technique and their applications.
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pH Testing and the pH Meter for Food Analysis

pH is a measurable parameter between the values of 0 and 14, defining the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. In this article, we will consider how pH can be measured, what it tells us and its role in the food industry.
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The Monochromator and Its Role in the Spectrograph

Monochromators are an essential part of many spectrometers, important for a range of applications. This article describes what a monochromator is, how it works, the different types, what they are used for and their role in the spectrograph.
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New DNA Extraction Method for Long-Read Sequencing in Plant Tissues

A novel DNA preparation protocol enables labs to isolate high molecular weight DNA from a variety of plant species cost-effectively and rapidly, opening opportunities to improve the robustness of commercially valuable plants.
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Quality Control During Drug Development

This article discusses the importance of quality control during drug development and highlights techniques used to confirm the identity and purity of pharmaceutical products.
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Looking on the Bright Side – Advances in Solar Materials Testing and Analysis

With a global eye on beating back climate change and a stronger push to create better solutions to feed our energy needs, the solar energy market is heating up. Here, recent advancements in the testing and analysis of solar energy materials are explored.
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Reusable Polymer Can Remove Dyes From Wastewater

Researchers have shown how a synthetic polymer can remove certain dyes from water, and that the polymer can be recovered and reused.
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