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Comprehensive Characterization of Proteins using Novel Orbitrap Tribrid MS

This webinar demonstrates the advantages of using a novel Orbitrap mass spectrometer for qualitative and quantitative PTM analysis. The novel arrangement of the three mass analyzers plus advances in software not only increases the rate of high quality ETD spectra, but also the ease of routinely obtaining high quality ETD data.

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Introduction on the Use of Analytical Chemistry in Forensic Investigations

This webinar will provide newcomers to the forensic field with an insight into the use and importance of analytical chemistry in forensic investigations. Through the basic principles and definitions, the importance of analytical methods for any modern forensic laboratory will become clear.

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Multitasking protein: Nucleophosmin 1

David Bradley

Jul 15, 2014

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Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy has been used to demonstrate how one segment of an important regulatory protein, nucleophosmin 1 (NPM1), helps it to fulfil several roles, including tumour suppression, according to researchers at St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee and the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, in Cambridge, UK. The findings could have implications for the development of novel anticancer drugs.

Berylliosis: X-ray clues to lung disease

David Bradley

Jul 15, 2014

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New clues as to why inhalation of dust containing the group II metal, beryllium, causes a deadly immune response in the lungs of some people have emerged from X-ray diffraction, genetic, molecular binding and electrostatic studies. The research shows that a single amino acid change present in one lung protein, HLA-DP2, creates a pocket able to bind beryllium and sodium ions simultaneously and trigger the often lethal allergic disease berylliosis.

A functional data approach has been applied to define the calibration curve and the limits of quantitation from mass spectrometric data, drawing on existing smoothing methods.

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Paola Dugo and Peter Q. Tranchida discuss food analysis in general, as well as the modern techniques needed to overcome the current-day analytical challenges.

A must for fluorescence users or students of molecular spectroscopy!

Professor Mario Thevis discusses the fundamentals of sports drug testing. A selection of compounds, new challenges, and methods currently employed in doping control laboratories are discussed.

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X-Ray Spectrometry is devoted to the rapid publication of papers dealing with the theory and application of x-ray spectrometry using electron, x-ray photon, proton, γ and γ-x sources.

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Raman spectroscopy in art and archaeology

Steve Down

Jul 10, 2014

A special issue of Journal of Raman Spectroscopy has illustrated the variety of ways in which the technique can be used to analyse historical objects and features at archaeological sites.

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Pittcon 2014 Editors' Silver Award – Waters Corporation

Date: Mar 10, 2014

Eileen Skelly Frame from Instrument News speaks to Elizabeth Hodgdon from Waters, about their Acquity QDa mass detector which won this year's Pittcon Editors' Award Silver Medal.

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