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March 2013 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

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Articles featured in this issue

Techniques & Tools Data Analysis

How Well Do We Measure?

| Frank van Geel

If any given sample was analyzed by five – or fifty – different labs today, how accurate and precise would the results be?

Fields & Applications Genomics & DNA Analysis

Winter of Content

| Rich Whitworth

The remains of King Richard III are confirmed by DNA analysis, supported by micro-computed X-ray tomography and radiocarbon dating.

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy


| Thomas Thundat

By combining the sensitivity of microcantilevers with the selectivity of IR spectroscopy, photo ...

Fields & Applications Environmental

Don’t Wash Your Hands of This

| Rich Whitworth

Is triclosan, an antibacterial agent in soaps and body washes, damaging the aquatic environment?

Fields & Applications Pharma & Biopharma

In Sync

| Rich Whitworth

Notable partnerships in the world of analytics.

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

Mocking ‘An Old Man in Military Costume’

| Rich Whitworth

Last month’s “The Science of Art” followed four stories of analytical art appreciation. Here, we pursue another ...

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Mass App-eal

| Rich Whitworth

A free iPad app allows you to run simulated mass spectrums of gas and vapor species without breaking ...

Fields & Applications Genomics & DNA Analysis

Science Dating

| Rich Whitworth

Need to conduct an experiment but lack technical capability?

Fields & Applications Genomics & DNA Analysis

DNA Horse Play

| Rich Whitworth

The horsemeat scandal has damaged customer confidence and raised food analysis awareness.

Fields & Applications Clinical

A Catalyst for Scientific Progress

| Ian Wilson

Rivalry provides reassurance and the impetus to raise your game.

Techniques & Tools Data Analysis

Why Isn’t Chemometrics Center Stage?

| Ewa Szymańska

There is a great need for more accurate planning of measurements and efficient extraction of relevant ... information from complex analytical data. The solution is at hand, let’s start using it properly.

Techniques & Tools Gas Chromatography

Analytical Fusion

| David Collins

Working in an environment that fosters cross-pollination between multi-disciplinary groups ... can be rewarding, both personally and professionally.

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

Fighting Organized Drug Crime

| Peter Munk

Why X-ray analysis should play a far bigger role in the detection of illicit substances. Counterfeit medicines ... Falsified medicines. Drugs of abuse. Recreational drugs. Illegal narcotics. Steroids.

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

Winning the Sports Drug Arms Race

| Mario Thevis

With a constantly growing pool of alternatives available to cheating athletes, more comprehensive doping ... control analytical assays are needed.

Techniques & Tools Micro/Nano-scale

Future Separations

| Emily Hilder

Hilder and Shellie Predict That the Next Wave of Separation Technology Will Be Portable and Personal ...

Techniques & Tools

Past Separations

| Emily Hilder

The documented history of separation science extends back over 200 years. Here, we sumarize the key ... developments in the field.

Fields & Applications Clinical

Why We Do What We Do

| Richard Gallagher

Analytical scientists love what they do and see the field to be the very foundation of good science.

Techniques & Tools Pharma & Biopharma

Eye on the Prize

| Jean-Luc Jonniaux

To prepare a Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) file for a new bio-pharmaceutical takes ... expertise, organization, time and money. Here’s one company’s story of success.

Fields & Applications Clinical

Coaching as a Leadership Tool

| Janice Manzi Sabatine

Increase your influence by listening actively and asking probing, powerful questions.

Fields & Applications Pharma & Biopharma

Bringing The Market to Science

| Richard Gallagher

Sitting Down With Elizabeth Iorns, CEO of Science Exchange.

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Saccharide and Polysaccharide Analysis

| Sponsored by PSS

New column offers significant performance improvements in saccharide and polysaccharide analysis.

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