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Industry Insight

Bruker Unveils New, Sustainable Manufacturing Facility in Bremen

Bruker Corporation officially opened its new production facility in Bremen – one of Germany’s major science hubs – last week. Technology Networks visited the facility to learn about its low carbon footprint and how it will support Bruker's commitment to innovation and collaboration.
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Researchers Develop Inexpensive Technology for Detecting Lead in Water

The chip-scale device could provide sensitive detection of lead levels in drinking water, whose toxicity affects 240 million people worldwide.
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Water Analysis: A Pollution Solution?

Water represents a means to hydrate, wash, cook, clean and even to dispose of waste, but these activities are not without consequences. This article will discuss current areas of concern in water quality analysis and highlight some of the key techniques in detection and remediation efforts.
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Beethoven’s Hair Confirms He Had Lead Poisoning – But It Didn’t Kill Him

New analysis of two locks of Beethoven’s hair proves the composer had high levels of lead in his system – but not high enough to be considered the sole cause of his death.
Cancer cells.

Geologists and Biologists Unearth Cancer’s Atomic Fingerprints

Scientists at CU Boulder and Princeton University have, for the first time, employed a tool often used in geology to detect the atomic fingerprints of cancer.
An immune cell.

Novel Method for Studying Protein Modifications Provides Insights Into T-Cell Activity

Researchers have used a new method to shed light on proteins that form complex signaling pathways in disease-fighting T cells and their modifications.
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Dissecting the Proteome To Understand Disease

Proteomics provides insights into the regulation of biological processes and mechanisms of disease. In this article, we explore approaches scientists are using to find early markers of disease, new drug targets and strategies to overcome resistance to treatments.
Six old books in a pile.

The Secret to Saving Old Books Could Be Gluten-Free Glues

Researchers in ACS’ Journal of Proteome Research have analyzed the proteins in wheat-based glues applied in historic bookbinding to provide insights on their adhesiveness and how they degrade.
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How To Deal With Missing Lipidomics Values

Scientists looked at common methods used to impute missing values in lipidomics datasets and tested how suitable they were for different types of missing data, with a special focus on values below the limit of detection.
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Researchers Uncover a "Parallel Universe" of Tomato Genetics

Researchers at Michigan State University have unraveled a surprising genetic mystery centered on acylsugars in tomato plants. These are sticky defense metabolites usually found in tiny hairs on a plant’s surface.