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Spectroscopy is the study of the interaction between radiation (electromagnetic radiation, or light, as well as particle radiation) and matter.
University of Kaiserslautern uses JPK NanoWizard AFM to study bacterial interaction with microstructured surfaces

University of Kaiserslautern uses JPK NanoWizard AFM to study bacterial interaction with microstructured surfaces

JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the research into the interaction of bacteria with microstructured surfaces in the Department of Physics at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. [More]
University of Kaiserslautern uses JPK NanoWizard AFM to study bacterial interaction with microstructured surfaces

University of Kaiserslautern uses JPK NanoWizard AFM to study bacterial interaction with microstructured surfaces

JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the research into the interaction of bacteria with microstructured surfaces in the Department of Physics at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. [More]
ATR-FTIR spectroscopy could be effective for detecting ulcerative colitis

ATR-FTIR spectroscopy could be effective for detecting ulcerative colitis

A minimally invasive screening for ulcerative colitis, a debilitating gastrointestinal tract disorder, using emerging infrared technology could be a rapid and cost-effective method for detecting disease that eliminates the need for biopsies and intrusive testing of the human body, according to researchers at Georgia State University. [More]
Low levels of vitamin D, methylation in black teens may increase cancer risk

Low levels of vitamin D, methylation in black teens may increase cancer risk

Low levels of vitamin D in black teens correlates with low activity of a major mechanism for controlling gene expression that may increase their risk of cancer and other disease, researchers report. [More]
Researchers find strong possibility of preventing, curing neurological conditions using gut bacteria

Researchers find strong possibility of preventing, curing neurological conditions using gut bacteria

Could bacteria in your gut be used to cure or prevent neurological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety or even depression? Two researchers sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) think that's a strong possibility. [More]
Psilocybin administration reduces reaction to social rejection in associated brain areas

Psilocybin administration reduces reaction to social rejection in associated brain areas

Social ties are vital for mental and physical health. However, psychiatric patients in particular frequently encounter social exclusion and rejection. Furthermore, psychiatric patients often react more strongly to social rejection than healthy persons and this can have negative consequences for the development and treatment of psychiatric disorders. [More]
MR may detect earliest Alzheimer's brain changes

MR may detect earliest Alzheimer's brain changes

Levels of the brain metabolite and neuroinflammation marker myo-inositol are elevated in asymptomatic patients with abnormal Alzheimer's disease (AD) biomarkers, say researchers. As repo ... [More]
Porvair Sciences to launch new microplate for genomics at Analytica 2016

Porvair Sciences to launch new microplate for genomics at Analytica 2016

Porvair Sciences has announced that it will launch an exciting new microplate for genomics sample preparation at the forthcoming Analytica 2016 exhibition in Munich, Germany. [More]
Advances in NMR metabolomics: an interview with Professor Tone F. Bathen

Advances in NMR metabolomics: an interview with Professor Tone F. Bathen

The main objective of our research is to improve and individualize cancer diagnostics and cancer treatment. We try to achieve this through the integrated use of MR technology and the development of data-driven tools to analyze tumors on both a functional and molecular level. [More]
High–performance, cost-effective NMR solutions for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries

High–performance, cost-effective NMR solutions for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries

At the 57th Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference (www.enc-conference.org), Bruker is showcasing several innovative drug discovery, drug development and process control solutions for small molecule NMR characterization in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. [More]
The Weizmann Institute of Science purchases novel Aeon™ 1GHz NMR system from Bruker

The Weizmann Institute of Science purchases novel Aeon™ 1GHz NMR system from Bruker

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel today announced major scientific instrument purchases from Bruker (NASDAQ: BRKR), including a novel Aeon™ 1GHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) system for expanding frontiers in structural biology and intrinsically disordered protein (IDPs) research. Furthermore, the Weizmann Institute is adding an Aeon 600 MHz NMR, a 263 GHz dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP)-NMR system, and a Biospec® 15 Tesla system for preclinical ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Various NMR and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) instrument upgrades round out this major acquisition, instantly propelling the Weizmann Institute to the frontiers of modern magnetic resonance research infrastructure. [More]
Cambridge Pharmaceutical Cryo-EM Consortium formed by FEI, five pharmaceutical companies, the Medical Research Council and the University of Cambridge

Cambridge Pharmaceutical Cryo-EM Consortium formed by FEI, five pharmaceutical companies, the Medical Research Council and the University of Cambridge

FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) has partnered with five pharmaceutical companies: Astex Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Heptares Therapeutics, and UCB; the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB); and the University of Cambridge’s Nanoscience Centre, to form the “Cambridge Pharmaceutical Cryo-EM Consortium,” which is the first of its kind worldwide. [More]
Researchers demonstrate novel method for imaging engineered nanoparticles in tissues

Researchers demonstrate novel method for imaging engineered nanoparticles in tissues

As a testament to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s leadership in developing an unparalleled research and development ecosystem in New York State, Sara Brenner, MD, MPH and her colleagues at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Stony Brook University have demonstrated a novel method for the rapid visualization and identification of engineered nanoparticles in tissues. [More]
German scientists analyse LOV proteins using neutron scattering

German scientists analyse LOV proteins using neutron scattering

The internal movements of proteins can be important for their functionality; researchers are discovering more and more examples of this. Now, with the aid of neutron spectroscopy, dynamic processes have also been detected in so-called "LOV photoreceptors" by scientists from Jülich, Aachen, Dusseldorf and Garching near Munich. [More]
AMETEK Process Instruments demonstrates use of TDLAS technology for pharmaceutical makers

AMETEK Process Instruments demonstrates use of TDLAS technology for pharmaceutical makers

AMETEK Process Instruments has successfully demonstrated that tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) can provide the advantages of continuous process control of pharmaceutical drying to manufacturers using water as their primary solvent. [More]
Healthy brain metabolism communicates with fluid intelligence in young adults

Healthy brain metabolism communicates with fluid intelligence in young adults

A healthy brain is critical to a person's cognitive abilities, but measuring brain health can be a complicated endeavor. A new study by University of Illinois researchers reports that healthy brain metabolism corresponds with fluid intelligence - a measure of one's ability to solve unusual or complex problems - in young adults. [More]
ORNL-NIST researchers reveal nondestructive way to observe nanoscale objects and processes

ORNL-NIST researchers reveal nondestructive way to observe nanoscale objects and processes

When lots of energy hits an atom, it can knock off electrons, making the atom extremely chemically reactive and initiating further destruction. That's why radiation is so dangerous. It's also why high-resolution imaging techniques that use energetic electron beams and X-rays can alter, even obliterate, the samples they explore. For example, monitoring battery dynamics using electron microscopy can introduce artifacts that interfere with electrochemical processes. [More]

BioTools reveals VCD’s dramatic growth at 24th International Symposium on Chirality

Vibrational circular dichroism (VCD), a new tool for determining the absolute configuration of chiral molecules, was a key highlight of the recent 24th International Symposium on Chirality, held June 10-13 in Fort Worth, Texas. [More]

BioTools forms collaborative alliance with Chiral Technologies

BioTools Inc. announced today that it has entered into a cooperative agreement with Chiral Technologies Inc., West Chester, PA, the leader in enantioselective chromatography. [More]

Researchers report fast, accurate technique for monitoring bacterial growth in packaged food

It's important to know how microorganisms -- particularly pathogenic microbes -- grow under various conditions. Certain bacteria can cause food poisoning when eaten and bacterial growth in medical blood supplies, while rare, might necessitate discarding the blood. [More]
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