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June 2013 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

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Articles featured in this issue

Fields & Applications Genomics & DNA Analysis

Play Fair

| Frank van Geel

The governing body’s all-out war against athletes guilty of doping fails to uphold the ideals of sport – or of basic justice.

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Wound Healing in Diabetes

| Rich Whitworth

Generating robust biomolecular signatures from diabetic wound fluid

Techniques & Tools Proteomics

Immune System Chat Room

| Rich Whitworth

How hundreds of extracellular signaling proteins secreted during immune responses were ... discovered – and what it tells us about the whisperered conversations between cells

Techniques & Tools Microscopy

Imaging Below 100 nm — without Fluorescence

| Rich Whitworth

Saturated transient absorption microscopy (STAM) opens a new door into the nanoscopic world of ... biomedical and nanomaterials research

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Know Your Onions

| Rich Whitworth

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

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

New Generation

| Rich Whitworth

In May, emerging analytical professionals gathered at a UK conference of the same name to present ... and network – and to compete for The Analytical Scientist’s first ever prize.

Fields & Applications Materials

Hallway Talk

| Fiorenzo Omenetto

Casual conversations with colleagues from a different field can spark ideas, and even new areas.

Fields & Applications Food, Beverage & Agriculture

How to Beat Cheat Meat

| Johannes Lenstra

Unscrupulous traders are substituting meat from undesired species. We have the tools to stop them, but do we have the political will?

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Structural Proteomics Takes Aim at Disease

| Amrita Mitra, Amit Kumar Mandal

A combination of HDX-MS and IMS will help to explore the basis of functional failures in proteins linked to medical conditions.

Techniques & Tools Gas Chromatography

Rising Above the Helium Shortage

| Ed Connor

Worldwide helium demand far exceeds current production levels. For many gas chroma- tography applications, the ... switch to hydrogen is painless. What’s stopping you?

Fields & Applications Data Analysis

Toying with Athletes

| Rich Whitworth, Frank van Geel

WADA is on a mission to rid sports of substances that impart an unfair advantage.

Techniques & Tools Clinical

Breath Analysis for Disease Diagnosis

| Terence Risby, Lisa Spacek

Jumping on the breath biomarker bandwagon is tempting, but a number of failures to observe the ... fundamental rules of good science have cast doubt over the ... technique. Here, the authors describe best practice, from collection to clinical evaluation.

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.

Techniques & Tools Technology

Train for Success

| Bryan Tweedy, Stephanie Rizk

There’s a famous maxim known to staff of the American Chemical Society: if you leave out books at the National ... Meeting, they will all walk away. Chemists are addicted to learning and knowledge – it’s a lifelong obsession.

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Juicing Up Food Fraud Detection

| Robert J. Packer, George Perkins

The Problem: How can we rapidly detect economically-motivated adulteration of food and deter fraudsters from ... committing future crimes?

Fields & Applications Gas Chromatography

Pursuing the Preparative

| Richard Gallagher

Sitting Down With Georges Guiochon, Professor and Distinguished Scientist of Analytical Chemistry at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Fields & Applications Sample Preparation

Fast Extraction of Metanephrine and Normetanephrine from Urine

| Sponsored by Biotage

A new solid phase extraction technology has been developed to speed up sample preparation by eliminating steps in the extraction workflow.

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