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February 2014 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

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Articles featured in this issue

Fields & Applications Liquid Chromatography

Internet Etiquette for Researchers

| Richard Gallagher

New sites devoted to post-publication peer review open up great opportunities for dialog; so long as we can all agree on a clear code of conduct.

Fields & Applications Data Analysis

Gains from Games

| Rich Whitworth

Gamers are better at identifying certain patterns than computer algorithms, so why not use them to pick out breast cancer-related gene profiles?

Fields & Applications Environmental

Analytical Chemists in the Wild West

| Nick Kim

Nick Kim gifts us with his very analytical and amusing view of the world around us.

Fields & Applications Food, Beverage & Agriculture

Herbal Bubble Toil and Trouble

| Rich Whitworth

DNA barcoding highlights a disturbing trend in the composition of herb-based health products – contamination, substitution, and unlabeled fillers make up your daily dose

Techniques & Tools Environmental

Laughing Gas Laser

| Rich Whitworth

QEPAS offers highly sensitive portable sensing of nitrous oxide and methane – two of the nastier greenhouse gases

Fields & Applications Spectroscopy

Maintaining Curiosity of Mars

| Rich Whitworth

NASA’s Curiosity Rover recently raised its head (camera) to the night sky to take its first photograph of Earth from the surface of the Red Planet.NASA’s Curiosity Rover recently raised its head (camera) to the night sky to take its first photograph of Earth from the surface of the Red Planet.

Fields & Applications

Movie Stars

| Rich Whitworth

To celebrate our first year anniversary, we commissioned a short video that highlights what The Analytical Scientist is all about. And to make things even more exciting, we’re giving away an iPad mini to watch it on.

Techniques & Tools Environmental

Greening Analytical Science

| Miguel de la Guardia Cirugeda

How we might reduce environmental impact without reducing capability – and why we should try.

Fields & Applications Environmental

Proteins At Work

| Albert Heck, Reinout Raaijmakers

How we can best provide state-of-the-art proteomics technology to the biomedical community.

Fields & Applications Pharma & Biopharma

The Biologics Boost

| Davy Guillarme

Without the rise of biopharmaceuticals, would separation science and mass spectrometry be where they are today?

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

Beginning to See the Light

| Rick Russo

Laser ablation already has multiple applications in the analysis of chemical composition but even after three decades of devotion to the cause, I know that we’ve only scratched the surface so far.

Fields & Applications Forensics

Who's Fighting The Athlete's Corner

| Douwe de Boer, Herman Ram

Performance-enhancing drug expert Douwe de Boer goes toe-to-toe with the Dutch Doping Authority’s Herman Ram on the big issues in sports doping.

Techniques & Tools Environmental

What will it take to clean up our act?

| Iestyn Armstrong-Smith

Could – and should – analytical science be more environmentally friendly? Thought leaders from academia and industry weigh in on the opportunities and the trade-offs.

Techniques & Tools

Tackling Transitions

| Elizabeth N. Treher

Did you leap at the chance of a supervisory role or do you dread the idea of managing a former peer or an entire lab? Here, I outline how you can make each professional transition work for you.

Fields & Applications Proteomics

Proteomics for the People

| Rich Whitworth

Sitting Down With… Steven Carr, Proteomics Platform Director at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

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