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Liquid Chromatography – News and Features

Algae bloom on the water.
News

Study Assesses Potential Health Hazards of Toxic Algae Blooms

To help uncover potential human health hazards associated with harmful algae blooms in the IRL, researchers collected water samples from 20 sites within the lagoon during wet and dry seasons over a three-year period.
A plastic water container.
News

Can Alkaline Water Treat Kidney Stones? It’s Unlikely, Say Researchers

After testing five brands of bottled water, the researchers from the University of California, Irvine, found that none contained significant levels of alkali that could raise urine pH enough to affect the development of kidney stones.
Icebergs from above.
News

“Forever Chemicals” Are Crisscrossing in the Arctic Ocean

PFAS circulating in the polar waters in an uneven feedback loop, whereby the Arctic Ocean exports almost as many chemicals to the North Atlantic Ocean as it receives back.
Petrochemical plant
Article

Why Do We Need Effective Testing Methods in the Petrochemical Industry?

Petrochemicals are ubiquitous in modern-day society. In this article, we explore the need for chemical analysis in the petrochemicals sector and the use of techniques such as gas chromatography and trace element analysis to achieve this.
Molecular structure on a blue background
Article

Identifying and Characterizing PFAS Compounds

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) do not readily break down in nature and so can become persistent pollutants. This article will explore the challenges of detecting PFAS compounds and how recent advancements in testing techniques are addressing these issues.
Hands hold two packaged joints of meat in a grocery store.
Article

Meat Authenticity and Tackling Meat Fraud

Due to the horsemeat scandal that rocked the European food industry in 2013, the industry as a whole is now more prepared to tackle incidents of suspected fraud. This article explores the analytical tools used to authenticate meat and tackle meat fraud.
A neuron.
Article

Why Tackling Neurodegeneration Requires Global Partnerships

Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by synapse dysfunction and the aggregation of proteins in the brain, which ultimately lead to neuronal loss. This article will review the studies and methods powering our growing understanding of the mechanisms behind neurodegenerative disease.
Representation of cells.
Industry Insight

Maximizing Cell Line Productivity and Efficiency

In this interview, Dr. Tabitha Bullock tells us about some of the key considerations in cell line development and how advances in technology are improving the efficiency and productivity of cell lines.
A scientist viewing analytical data on a computer screen with another scientist working at an instrument in the background.
Article

Add Another Dimension for Analytical Intention

Two-dimensional liquid chromatography (2D-LC) offers extra separation power for complex and challenging samples and now has an important place in industry as well academia thanks to important advances. But this is by no means the end of the story.
A person asleep with their on the desk with the other around are awake and chatting.
Article

Your Lack of Sleep Is Hurting You

Chronic sleep disruption (CSD) has been shown to promote pain. Now, a team of scientists have shed light on some of the brain regions and signaling molecules that may be responsible, offering potential avenues for therapeutic investigation.
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