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Mass spectrometry is an analytical method used to identify different compounds based on the atomic sample constitution of the molecules and their charge state, which enables “blind” analysis of an unknown sample without any prior knowledge of its composition.
Study establishes harmonized reference ranges for total testosterone in men

Study establishes harmonized reference ranges for total testosterone in men

A large study of more than 9,000 men has established harmonized reference ranges for total testosterone in men that when applied to assays that have been appropriately calibrated will effectively enable clinicians to make a correct diagnosis of hypogonadism, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Postnova AF2000 FFF system used with ICP-MS to characterise nanomaterials in commercial products

Postnova AF2000 FFF system used with ICP-MS to characterise nanomaterials in commercial products

Postnova Analytics reports on how the inorganic analysis team within LGC (Teddington, UK) has been using the AF2000 Field Flow Fractionation system coupled to Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) to characterise nanomaterials in complex sample matrices for clinical, cosmetic and food use. [More]
Researchers develop novel tests that could improve treatment for heart failure patients

Researchers develop novel tests that could improve treatment for heart failure patients

For the first time, researchers have developed tests that could improve treatment for heart failure patients by diagnosing the condition with greater accuracy, as well as by detecting the onset of congestive heart failure earlier. [More]
TSRI scientists develop new tool to uncover molecular details of protein structure

TSRI scientists develop new tool to uncover molecular details of protein structure

Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have developed a new tool for studying the molecular details of protein structure. [More]
New research points to lncRNA's key role in helping control cellular processes

New research points to lncRNA's key role in helping control cellular processes

Scientific research over the past decade has concentrated almost exclusively on the 2 percent of the genome's protein coding regions, virtually ignoring the other 98 percent, a vast universe of non-coding genetic material previously dismissed as nothing more than 'junk.' [More]
Scientists discover OGDHL and NRD1 genes linked to progressive loss of neurological function

Scientists discover OGDHL and NRD1 genes linked to progressive loss of neurological function

An international team of scientists has discovered that the gene, OGDHL, a key protein required for normal function of the mitochondria -- the energy-producing factory of the cell -- and its chaperone, nardilysin (NRD1) are linked to progressive loss of neurological function in humans. [More]
New study explores circadian timekeeping to create genetic knock-out rescue mice

New study explores circadian timekeeping to create genetic knock-out rescue mice

A new study from the laboratory of Hiroki Ueda at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center investigates circadian timekeeping with a novel approach to creating genetic knock-out rescue mice. [More]
Array of nanoscale sensors can sniff and diagnose several types of diseases

Array of nanoscale sensors can sniff and diagnose several types of diseases

Before modern medical lab techniques became available, doctors diagnosed some diseases by smelling a patient's breath. Scientists have been working for years to develop analytical instruments that can mimic this sniff-and-diagnose ability. [More]
Recipient of the Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award announced by Pittcon

Recipient of the Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award announced by Pittcon

The Pittcon Program Committee is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of 15 prestigious awards honoring scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. Each award will be presented in a scheduled symposium during Pittcon, the world’s leading conference and exposition for laboratory science, March 5-9, Chicago, Illinois, McCormick Place West Hall. [More]
Researchers develop new method to identify antigens for cancer treatment

Researchers develop new method to identify antigens for cancer treatment

New cancer therapies harness the immune system to fight tumors. One of the main principles behind these therapies is to find out precisely which molecules on cancer cells trigger an immune response. [More]
UNIST study could open up new avenues of research in cancer treatment

UNIST study could open up new avenues of research in cancer treatment

The new study, by researchers from UNIST demonstrates a more holistic light-based treatment to nuke cancer cells instead of surgery. The results, reported in the September issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, could open up new avenues of research in cancer treatment. [More]
Researchers unveil new role of thymic dendritic cells in controlling T lymphocyte egress into the blood

Researchers unveil new role of thymic dendritic cells in controlling T lymphocyte egress into the blood

A team of scientists led by Julie Saba, MD, PhD at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, has unveiled a novel role of thymic dendritic cells, which could result in new strategies to treat conditions such as autoimmune diseases, immune deficiencies, prematurity, infections, cancer, and the loss of immunity after bone marrow transplantation. [More]
New global network to explore link between genes and environmental factors to tackle health challenges

New global network to explore link between genes and environmental factors to tackle health challenges

A new global network linking leading research centres across the world has launched today to tackle some of the most pressing global health challenges of our time such as autism, cancer, diabetes and dementia. [More]
Metabolomics research at the Phenome Centre Birmingham

Metabolomics research at the Phenome Centre Birmingham

The new Phenome Centre Birmingham is an eight-million-pound research facility that has been funded by the Medical Research Council, by the University of Birmingham, and by four industry partners, namely, Beckman Coulter, Bruker, ThermoFisher Scientific and Waters. It is a clinical phenotyping centre. [More]
Salk scientists discover key to amplification of ‘invader’ signals

Salk scientists discover key to amplification of ‘invader’ signals

When a receptor on the surface of a T cell -- a sentry of the human immune system -- senses a single particle from a harmful intruder, it immediately kicks the cell into action, launching a larger immune response. But exactly how the signal from a single receptor, among thousands on each T cell, can be amplified to affect a whole cell has puzzled immunologists for decades. [More]
Researchers develop new rapid diagnostic test for cocaine in urine and oral fluid

Researchers develop new rapid diagnostic test for cocaine in urine and oral fluid

Academics in the University of Surrey's Department of Chemistry have developed a new diagnostic test for cocaine and benzoylecgonine (the main metabolite for cocaine) in urine and oral fluid. [More]
UAB researchers show how aging and excess dietary fat lead to heart failure

UAB researchers show how aging and excess dietary fat lead to heart failure

In mouse experiments, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have shown how aging and excess dietary fat create signals that lead to heart failure after a heart attack. [More]
New technique for identifying illicit drugs can provide high sensitivity and rapid results

New technique for identifying illicit drugs can provide high sensitivity and rapid results

For the identification of illicit drugs in forensic toxicological casework, analysis can be delayed and potentially compromised due to lengthy sample preparation. However a new technique has been developed that can provide high sensitivity and fast results. [More]
Researchers develop new, portable breath analyzer that may help in diagnosing diabetes

Researchers develop new, portable breath analyzer that may help in diagnosing diabetes

For several years, scientists have been working toward "breathalyzers" that can diagnose various diseases without painful pinpricks, needles or other unpleasant methods. [More]

New technique quickly and cheaply detects illegal designer drugs

A new technique has been identified that quickly and cheaply recognizes illegal designer drugs that normally evade detection. [More]
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