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January 2014 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

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Articles featured in this issue

Techniques & Tools

Time for Reflection

| Frank van Geel

Are your interests mirrored by our content? With one year behind us, we want to know what you like and what you don’t like about The Analytical Scientist

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

The Comet Chaser

| Rich Whitworth

Main engines: check. Communications: check. Solar power: check. GC-MS system on board: check.

Fields & Applications Technology

The Alternative Impact Factor

| Rich Whitworth

Could online activity assessments of academic papers be a viable alternative to impact factor or h-index?

Techniques & Tools Clinical

Protein Proxies

| Rich Whitworth

Can correlations between micronutrient levels and proteomic profiles help development of more rapid tests for malnutrition?

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

What’s for Dinner, Mummy?

| Rich Whitworth

GC-MS shows that high status Egyptians used exotic balms to mummify food for a slap-up meal in the after life

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

Pittcon Prelude

| Rich Whitworth

The Windy City is set to welcome “the world’s largest annual premier conference and exposition on laboratory science”, but are you prepared? Here, we look at historical attendance trends and offer our top picks.

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

Breaking The Rules

| Alexander Bünz

Bending standard corporate strategy sounds like risky business, but can be rewarding in more ways than one.

Techniques & Tools Sample Preparation

The Critical Role of Sampling

| Kim H. Esbensen

Far too little respect for, and competency in, representative sampling is making a mockery of analytical error.

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Where is the MSI Software Messiah?

| Guillaume Robichaud, David C. Muddiman, Kenneth P. Garrard, Jeremy Barry

Common data file formats are readily available for mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) data. Now, the community must agree on an extensible cross-platform software solution that everyone can use.

Techniques & Tools Technology

The Entrepreneurial Scientist

| Joeri Vercammen

In the face of increasing competition, standing out from the crowd requires more than good science. We must embrace self-marketing.

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

MS Imaging Targets the Clinic

| Ron M. A. Heeren, Axel Walch

The field of mass spectrometry imaging is enjoying constant – and exciting – progress.

Techniques & Tools Metabolomics & Lipidomics

Tools of the Metabolomics Trade

| Robert Trengove

How we go about the systematic study of the unique chemical fingerprints that specific cellular processes leave behind – and what we can learn from them.

Techniques & Tools

Philanthropy and Analytical Science

| Richard Gallagher

What does your employer or favorite vendor contribute to the good of society? How important is that to you? And do you have the opportunity to volunteer your time and expertise to help others?

Techniques & Tools

Setting a Good Example

| Richard Gallagher

Fasha Mahjoor is a relentless humanitarian. In the past year, he has been awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and elected to the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross, Los Angeles Region

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Mother of Ambition

| Rich Whitworth

Sitting Down With… Marja-Liisa Riekkola, Professor of Analytical Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Characterization of Diesel Fuel Using a Modular Raman System

| Sponsored by Ocean Optics

Biodiesel can be used in most diesel engines with little to no engine modification required, and can be blended with petroleum diesel fuel to provide a cleaner burning, lower emission diesel fuel.

Fields & Applications Spectroscopy

Extraction of Antiepileptic Drugs from Serum and Urine

| Sponsored by Biotage

In this application note ISOLUTE SLE+ is demonstrated as an effective way to extract AEDs from serum and urine.

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