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August 2015 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

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Articles featured in this issue

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

Athens 2035

| Rich Whitworth

Gazing into a crystal ball is not only fun, it can also stimulate discussion about the road we need to take. And sometimes it can cause controversy or make us reflect on the past.

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

Unraveling Art with Analysis

| Stephanie Vine

SORS meets microscopy to delve deeper into historical art and sculptures

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Life on Mars?

| Stephanie Vine

No confirmed sightings. No little green men. Still hope...

Fields & Applications Polymers

Boosting Anticancer Selectivity

| Stephanie Vine

A smart poly(acrylic) acid shows promise as a carrier to improve anticancer drug action, says Alison Maniego

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Get REDI for Matrix-Free MALDI

| Stephanie Vine

Could a new nanofabricated surface lower the limit of detection – and remove the need for matrix – with existing MALDI MS instrumentation?

Fields & Applications Data Analysis

Black-Box Data Analysis for Spatial Metabolomics

| Andrew Palmer, Theodore Alexandrov

Automated and reliable tools for spatially annotating metabolites from imaging mass spectrometry data are essential.

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

Vibrational Spectroscopy on Show

| Silvia Bruni

Making the case for more use of reflection FTIR and Raman spectroscopy in analyzing works of art.

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Advancing Water Analyses

| Lisa Holland, Vince Remcho, Susan D. Richardson, Vicki Blazer

Presenting new considerations to evaluate drinking water.

Techniques & Tools Microscopy

When Art Meets Science

| Frank van Geel

Welcome to our second foray into the fascinating confluence of aesthetics and analytics, where we celebrate the wonderful and diverse world of analytical science by sharing your spectacular images.

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

In Our Environment

| Rich Whitworth, Stephanie Vine, Roisin McGuigan

Raman spectroscopy is used to analyze fuel-air ratios in an engine, with a view to understanding efficiency.

Techniques & Tools Gas Chromatography

In Our Bodies

| Rich Whitworth, Stephanie Vine, Roisin McGuigan

We’ve shown that trained dogs can detect the presence of malignant ovarian cancer tumors using smell.

Fields & Applications Food, Beverage & Agriculture

In Our Food

| Rich Whitworth, Stephanie Vine, Roisin McGuigan

The control of microbes in food is a primary objective across the industry.

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

Out of This World

| Rich Whitworth, Stephanie Vine, Roisin McGuigan

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover at the “Mojave” site, where it took further samples of Mount Sharp.

Techniques & Tools Gas Chromatography

Multidimensional Champion

| Jean-Marie (John) Dimandja

Sitting Down With... Jean-Marie (John) Dimandja, Branch Director at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), USA.

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

A Burning Issue

| Martin Rose

Legacy flame retardants (FRs), emerging FRs and dioxins are all infiltrating our environment. How are they linked and how should we assess their impact on human and environmental health?

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Food (Analysis) for Thought

| Amadeo Rodríguez Fernández-Alba

Driving the quality and scope of pesticide residue analysis forward is a constant and global endeavor. Is it time to embrace full scan, high resolution and accurate mass?

Fields & Applications Food, Beverage & Agriculture

Introducing the Pesticide Explorer Collection

| Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific

Simplified workflows to support pesticide analysis from start to finish.

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