A century has passed since the 1918 global flu pandemic, aka the ‘Spanish flu’. Back in the early 1900s, the virus was a relatively novel concept. Since then, our understanding of viruses has come a long way, as have our diagnostics tools, and control and preventative strategies.READ MORE
The dawn of forensic DNA analysis has had a large part to play in the evolution of criminal and private investigations. Even the smallest residues can be used to place someone at a crime scene or determine how people are related to one another. Forensic DNA analysis doesn’t stop with people either, law enforcers are using the techniques to combat smuggling of animals and exotic woods too.READ MORE
The quality of the air we breathe is of concern to many, as are the negative impacts that pollutants can have on health in the short term and the lasting effects. Many of us have the potential to come into contact with air contaminants in our day to day lives, so it is vital that efficient monitoring measures are in place to keep us from harm.READ MORE
Currently, modern proteomics research using Mass Spectrometry (MS) is split between discovery and targeted assays. This infographic includes workflows for the two techniques and will examine the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Finally, common applications of each technology will be explored, and we will look to a future where the division between targeted and discovery methods might not even be required.
Increasing pressures of a growing population and changing toilet and kitchen habits are taking their toll on our sewer system. Currently it is estimated that drain clearance costs the UK £80 million a year. Now a supersized fatberg, estimated to be a record breaking 750 meters long, is being removed from under Central London and scientists are getting stuck in to reveal just what is clogging up our drains.READ MORE