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Phenome Network: A Harmonized Research Consortium for Innovative Global Health

By December 13, 2016

The world is facing an unprecedented convergence of environmental and lifestyle factors that dramatically increase our risk of chronic disease. Global warming, antimicrobial resistance, aging populations, and the prevalence of lifestyle-related illnesses are systematically affecting… Read more >

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Do You See What We See? Mass Spectrometry Imaging is Revealing Insights in Biomedical Research

By June 21, 2016

The spatial distribution of molecular species in a sample can provide a wealth of information about biological, chemical and physiological processes. Mass spectrometry (MS) imaging is a rapidly developing research technique that enables specific measurement… Read more >

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Is Your Biomedical Research Accurate and Precise?

By June 16, 2016

In biomedical research, scientists need the ability to accurately and precisely measure a biomarker or set of biomarkers in some disease vs. healthy experimental design. The ability to measure something depends on the ability of… Read more >

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Mass Spectrometry Makes Cents for UC San Diego Clinical Laboratory

By May 2, 2016

“Fast is fine; but accuracy is everything.” The quote is attributed to the famous Wyatt Earp, a sharpshooter and lawman who, with help from his two brothers, sent three outlaws to their graves in the… Read more >

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Molecular Visualization: Mass Spec Imaging Delivers Insights for Cancer Research

By April 16, 2016

How does mass spectrometry (MS) imaging provide a molecular image that can be used for the biochemical characterization of histological images? A rapidly developing technique for clinical research, MS imaging enables investigation of the spatial… Read more >

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Can Sports Cars Increase Testosterone?

By March 8, 2016

According to published reports by Hiscox UK in 2008,  just listening to the sound of a sports car increased salivary testosterone levels in male and female participants. Another study, by Gad Saad et al, measured… Read more >

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Laboratory Developed Tests: More Oversight, or More Vigilance and Reporting?

By December 1, 2015

U.S. FDA Prepares to Oversee LDTs Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Public Health Strategy and Analysis issued an interesting (and much anticipated) report regarding Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs). The Agency has… Read more >

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John McLean, Vanderbilt University and Structural Mass Spectrometry

By March 9, 2015

The advancing role of ion mobility MS in systems biology At our  Pittcon conference on Monday, March 9, 2015, we showcased the innovative work of Prof. John McLean of Vanderbilt University’s Center for Innovative Technology.… Read more >

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Discovery OMICS for Food Authenticity Testing

By December 8, 2014

There is increased concern regarding the authenticity of basmati rice throughout the world. For years, traders have been passing off a lesser quality rice as the world’s finest long-grained, aromatic rice, basmati, in key markets like… Read more >

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Analysis of Beta-Blockers at Low Levels of Concentration

By November 12, 2014

Beta-blockers block the action of β-adrenergic agonists at the β-receptors in the cells of heart muscle and other tissues of the sympathetic nervous system. Legally, beta-blockers are primarily prescribed for the management of hypertension, angina,… Read more >

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