Biochemistry - Raman Spectroscopy as a Universal Analytical Technique for Bodily Fluids
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  July 23, 2019  
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    KeysightRaman Spectroscopy as a Universal Analytical Technique for Bodily Fluids
 
In this interview, Professor Igor K. Lednev discusses the potential of Raman spectroscopy to replace biochemical tests as a universal analytical technique for bodily fluids (biological stains) in forensic science. This interview conducted at Pittcon 2019.
 
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 Researchers publish review on serial femtosecond crystallography
 
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 Improving the Safety of Biotherapeutics: Tracing the Protease Inhibitor AEBSF with RPLC-UV
 
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 Acetolactate Synthase Structure, Function, and Drug Development
 
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 Scientists delay aging using protein found in young mice
 
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 Protein Complex Analysis
 
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