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Developments in Analysis of Drugs and Metabolites in Skeletal Remains

Bone remains are one of the least characterized and most challenging matrices for forensic toxicological analysis. Before the forensic utility of the matrix may be fully realized, controlled experiments must be carried out. This presentation will highlight the value that UPLC-based approaches have brought to the drug analysis of bone samples. In addition, we will discuss the most recent findings in analytical developments using UPLC-QTof mass spectrometry, including: dramatic enhancements in sensitivity,...

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Peptide Hormones in Sports Drug Testing: Detection of Emerging Protein/Peptide Based Drugs by Means of LC-MS

Therapeutic proteins and peptides have emerged as one of the most important classes of new pharmaceuticals. Several drug candidates with potential performance-enhancing properties are currently in preclinical or clinical development. The current version of the WADA Prohibited List includes a variety of protein/peptide-based doping agents, some of which can be detected in biological samples by using immunological and mass spectrometry-based approaches.

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Journal of Separation Science Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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The Journal of Separation Science was born in 1978 with the name, Journal of High Resolution Chromatography, and this year celebrates its 40th birthday. To celebrate, we've created a virtual issue containing the journal's top 40 cited papers over the last four decades; and it's free for you to read for the whole of 2017.

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Scientists in the US have used gas chromatography and anion-exchange chromatography to analyze the chemical composition of the insect circulatory fluid known as haemolymph in the Asian citrus psyllid, a major insect pest of citrus plants.

Researchers in the US and China have developed a novel vortex-assisted liquid–liquid microextraction method for extracting cucurbitane triterpenoids from bitter melon juices.

Polish food scientists have used gel electrophoresis and Western blotting to investogate the effects of aging on selected myofibrillar proteins in meat from cows.

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Selected key technologies of the analytical science industry are discussed by Steve Down with reference to burgeoning application areas and the scope for future improvements.

Ion source pressure plays a significant role in the process of ionization and the subsequent ion transmission inside a mass spectrometer. Pressurizing the ion source to a gas pressure greater than atmospheric pressure is a relatively new approach that aims to further improve the performance of atmospheric pressure ionization sources. A brief review on the development of super-atmospheric pressure ion sources, including high-pressure electrospray, field desorption and superheated ESI, and the strategies to...

In the current context of international conflicts and localized terrorist actions, there is unfortunately a permanent threat of attacks with unconventional warfare agents. Among these, biological agents such as toxins, microorganisms, and viruses deserve particular attention owing to their ease of production and dissemination. Mass spectrometry-based techniques for the detection and quantification of biological agents have a decisive role to play for countermeasures in a scenario of biological attacks.

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Radiation and Health is a specialty section of Frontiers in Public Health.

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Waters Empower Cloud

Date: Mar 8, 2017

Thomas Tucker from Waters Corporation discusses Empower Cloud, a cloud deployable, compliance ready enterprise Chromatography Data Software (CDS).

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