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Metabolomics & Lipidomics

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Wound Healing in Diabetes

| Rich Whitworth

Generating robust biomolecular signatures from diabetic wound fluid

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Know Your Onions

| Rich Whitworth

Researchers tackle elucidation of sulfur-containing metabolites in plant extracts with Fourier ... transform mass spectrometry

Fields & Applications Capillary Electrophoresis

Three Gurus of Nano and Micro Analysis

| Robert Kennedy, Albert van den Berg, Juan G. Santiago

Three gurus describe significant breakthroughs in micro and nanoscale analytical techniques and envisage where they might take us next.

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Dried Blood Spot 101

| Sangeeta Tanna, Graham Lawson

Introduced by Robert Guthrie in the 1960s, dried blood spot (DBS) sampling involves taking small drops ... of blood from either a finger prick (or heel prick in neonates) and depositing them on specially manufactured absorbent card where they are allowed to dry. Once dry, DBS cards can be readily transported by post for analysis since the components of the blood remain unchanged for several days, even at room temperature. For analysis, a portion of the blood spot is removed from the card and placed in a solvent to extract the analyte(s) of interest.

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Spot On

| Sangeeta Tanna, Graham Lawson

Dried Blood Spot (DBS) sampling is being adopted in drug development, paediatric healthcare, and, more recently, patient compliance.

Fields & Applications Proteomics


| Alejandro Cifuentes

The integration and application of powerful post-genomic technologies is required for food scientists to meet their latest challenges.

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

How To Personalize Medicine

| Ian Jardine

Two new studies demonstrate the power of advanced metabolomics; progress in …

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