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Has Your Dinner Menu Been Quantified?

By May 26, 2016

For decades, food security was viewed exclusively through the lens of shortages. In the 1960s, when daily food availability in emerging countries was just 1,850 kcal per person as many as half of the world’s… Read more >

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High-throughput Microscale Bioanalysis is not a Paradox

By May 21, 2016

  Question: When someone says microscale chromatography, what comes to mind? Increased sensitivity? Reduced sample volume? Enhanced MS sampling efficiency? Yes, yes, and yes! You might also say, “finicky,” “slow,” or “only one person in… Read more >

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Tandem Quad Mass Spectrometry: The Foundation of Product Safety, Efficacy, and Decision-making

By May 17, 2016

There is a rightfully high expectation from consumers that the amounts of compounds and ingredients that producers report in their goods are accurate down to trace levels.  Whether personally or professionally, we all rely on… Read more >

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Simon Fraser University Opens Suite of Mass Spectrometers for Natural Products Discovery Research

By May 9, 2016

As a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Roger Linington discovered his future life’s work serendipitously. While studying sponges, it became clear to him that one of the challenges in studying macroorganisms… 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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What’s the big deal about ion mobility mass spectrometry?

By April 29, 2016

Ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) is a technique that differentiates ions based on their size, shape, charge, and mass. While often used in small, portable devices at airports and remote locations for rapidly detecting small molecules… Read more >

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Tof-HRMS: Rescuing Low-Exposure Bioanalysis Applications from Chemical Noise

By April 18, 2016

The drug development process requires pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis to be performed as part of safety and efficacy studies in both preclinical species and human subjects. For high-sensitivity bioanalysis, liquid chromatography (LC) coupled to a triple… Read more >

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Separations Science Guiding Disease Research at Colorado State University

By March 11, 2016

As infectious diseases go, tuberculosis (TB) is clearly one of the worst. Easily spread through the air by those with an active infection, it is a scourge that is decimating developing countries. The World Health… Read more >

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Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry – Catch the Excitement!

By March 10, 2016

Interest in ion mobility mass spectrometry (IMS) technology is growing rapidly. The signs are everywhere. Since the year 2000, the number of abstracts submitted to ASMS mentioning ion mobility has grown more than 10-fold –… 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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