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February 2018 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

Welcome to our February issue! In Upfront we look at ingestible sensors, mirror molecules, glucose-measuring contact lenses – and preview this year’s Pittcon lineup. In this month’s features, we get ready for liftoff to Mars, plus discuss the birth of MS/MS screening and the rising profile of metabolomics. Proteomics pioneer, John Yates III, tells us why mass spec is so compelling in our Sitting Down With, and make sure you cast your eye over Issue 4 of The Cannabis Scientist, for updates on pesticide analysis, mobile cannabis labs and our research round-up.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Education Professional Development

A Social Network?

| Joanna Cummings

The general public has little emotional connection with chemistry. What can we do about it?

Techniques & Tools Clinical

Gut Reaction

| Joanna Cummings

An experimental electronic pill can analyze the chemical composition of intestinal gas

Techniques & Tools Professional Development

Something New Under the Sun

| Joanna Cummings

We preview Pittcon 2018 to see if it will have you "walking on sunshine"…

Fields & Applications Spectroscopy

A “Nose” for Trouble

| Joanna Cummings

What makes blue crab urine so scary? NMR- and MS-based metabolomics has the answer

Techniques & Tools Pharma & Biopharma

Mirror, Mirror…

| Roisin McGuigan

A tool to predict racemization could help prevent drug discovery dead ends

Fields & Applications Sensors

Sweet Tears

A South Korean team have developed a noninvasive method to monitor disease in the eye

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

GoldenEye and a Golden Ticket

| Joanna Cummings

Business in brief: what’s going on in the business world of analytical science?

Fields & Applications Sensors

Image of the Month

| Joanna Cummings

New "plant tattoo sensors" measure the speed of water movement in plants

Fields & Applications Food, Beverage & Agriculture

The Cannabis Scientist: Issue 4

| Joanna Cummings

Read the latest issue of our growing mini magazine, The Cannabis Scientist

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

Keeping it Simple(r) in SFC

| Terry Berger

Method development in supercritical fluid chromatography is hampered by focus on the wrong variables

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

The Road to HPLC2018 Part IV: The Grand Challenge of Whole Proteins

| John E. Wiktorowicz, Neil Kelleher

Will we see progress in intact protein separations for top-down mass spec in 2018?

Techniques & Tools Pharma & Biopharma

High Potency – High Rewards, High Risks

| Houri Simonian

Powerful new cancer drugs offer hope to patients - but challenges to analytical scientists

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

Life As We Don’t Know It

| Luther Beegle

Using Raman and fluorescence spectroscopy to seek out the molecular signatures of life on Mars

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

The Birth of MS/MS Screening

| Donald Chace

Donald H Chace discusses how the revolution in metabolomics and clinical diagnostics started

Fields & Applications Metabolomics & Lipidomics

Metabolomics: the Superglue of Omics

| Martin Giera, Mary E. Spilker, Gary Siuzdak

As the profile of metabolomics soars, some thoughts on the future of the field

Fields & Applications Genomics & DNA Analysis

Go With the Flow

| Burcu Gumuscu

Our continuous flow separation microchip offers faster and more affordable fractionation of DNA

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

(Still) Surfing the Proteomics Wave

| John Yates

Sitting Down With…persistent proteomics pioneer, John Yates III, the Scripps Institute

Techniques & Tools Technology

The Vendor’s Vendor

| Markus Fuchs

Markus Fuchs shares the secret behind the success of KNAUER’s longstanding OEM business

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