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August 2017 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

Welcome to our August issue! In Upfront, the game is up for Viagra cheats, big marine mammal blubber is analyzed with a nano technique, and archaeological textiles paint us a historical picture. In Features, Director of Scientific Research at Sotheby’s talks about a life of fine art and finding fakes, and five researchers from Eastern Europe share their experiences of Cold War science. We also Sit Down with Alzheimer’s researcher, Renã Robinson, and discover how the ‘rise of the omics’ is facilitated by an industry-academia collaboration.

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Articles featured in this issue

Techniques & Tools Thin Layer Chromatography

Those Who Cannot Remember the Past

| Charlotte Barker

To get the full story of analytical science, we must sometimes delve into the history books

Fields & Applications Thin Layer Chromatography

The Game Is Up

| Joanna Cummings

Thin layer chromatography and SERS track down Viagra in adulterated healthcare products

Fields & Applications Clinical

When Minutes Matter

| Michael Schubert

New tests can speed up diagnosis of severe sepsis, ensuring patients get timely treatment

Fields & Applications Liquid Chromatography

Blubber Luck

| Joanna Cummings

A combination of nanoLC and electrospray ionization could help save the whales

Fields & Applications Business

Awards, Assays and AMCs

| Joanna Cummings

We let you know what’s going on in the business world of analytical science.

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

The Fabric of Society

| Joanna Cummings

HPLC helps uncover earliest evidence of plant-based dyeing and an Iron Age elite

Fields & Applications Sensors

Image of the Month

| Charlotte Barker

Meet Envirobot, a robotic eel that swims through contaminated water to find the source of pollution

Fields & Applications Food, Beverage & Agriculture

New From The Cannabis Scientist

| Charlotte Barker

…get the latest from our ‘mini magazine’

Fields & Applications Clinical

Rush at Your Peril

| Eleftherios P Diamandis

Poor study methods and false discoveries have plagued biomarker research for years

Business & Education Professional Development

Making the Leap

| Anthony Stender

Finding a postdoc position can be a gruelling process. How do you weather the storm?

Fields & Applications Clinical

Good on Paper

| Andres Martinez

When developing point-of-care diagnostics for resource-limited settings, paper has a lot to offer

Techniques & Tools Microscopy

Bringing Light to the Darkness

| James Martin

James Martin, Director of Scientific Research at Sotheby's, shares the beauty of art analysis

Techniques & Tools Chemical

Light at the Museum

| Louise Smieska and Ruth Mullet

SR-XRF and diffraction have uncovered unexpected trace elements in ancient manuscript fragments

Techniques & Tools Gas Chromatography

The Separation of Science: Science Finds a Way

| Eva Smolkova-Keulemansova

Researchers share stories from behind the Iron Curtain - and consider how life changed when it fell

Fields & Applications Chemical

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

| Vadim Davankov

In Cold War-era Russia, one could be successful…if one was innovative

Techniques & Tools Thin Layer Chromatography

A Barrier to Learning

| Andras Guttman

For a young researcher, restrictions were stifling, but we made best use of the resources we had

Fields & Applications Gas Chromatography

Science Without Borders

| Frantisek Svec

Working behind the Iron Curtain wasn't easy; fortunately, good chemistry is applicable worldwide

Techniques & Tools Thin Layer Chromatography

Open to the World

| Boguslaw Buszewski

Chromatography is a strength in Poland - but the fall of the curtain brought new opportunities

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

Science Gets Personal

| Lloyd Snyder, Frank Svec, Robert Stevenson

Collecting the human stories of key figures in separation science

Techniques & Tools Metabolomics & Lipidomics

Joining Forces: Rise of the Omics

| Mark Viant, Iain Mylchreest

How Thermo Fisher is supporting the University of Birmingham's metabolomics research program

Techniques & Tools Gas Chromatography

Carving Out an Analytical Niche

| Renã Robinson

Rena Robinson, Principal Investigator at RASR Lab, USA

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