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26 Jan 2021

A research project at the Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast is to use mass spectrometry to tackle bovine mastitis and reduce the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics on dairy farms.

Image of the optical fibre resonator compared to the size of a Euro Cent coin.
25 Jan 2021

Scientists at the University of Bonn have built optical fibre filters in a very simple way. They are not only extremely compact and stable, but also colour-tuneable.

25 Jan 2021

With forest fires becoming increasingly prevalent and severe due to climate change, a detailed understanding of the composition of their smoke is important.

22 Jan 2021

Researchers have, for the first time, measured the spectra of phonons at individual crystalline faults, and discovered the propagation of phonons near the flaws.

21 Jan 2021

A new study has improved a chemical sensing chip based on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) that aims to identify drugs and other trace chemicals quickly and accurately.

15 Jan 2021

Researchers from the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) have used 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy to measure the function of mitochondria in patients with motor neuron disease.

15 Jan 2021

Does a new company have the answer to the non-invasive glucose monitoring question?

15 Jan 2021

A new SEIRA device has been developed that can utilise the surface tension of liquid to concentrate and trap analyte molecules at the most sensitive locations of the device structure.

15 Jan 2021

Researchers have shown that Raman spectroscopy can help in the early detection of oral squamous cell carcinoma.

15 Jan 2021

An EU research project, CARMEN, aims to develop a multimodal imaging system capable of detecting cancerous cells during surgery.

11 Jan 2021

Camo Analytics, producer of the Unscrambler chemometrics software, has been acquired by Aspen Technology, Inc.

8 Jan 2021

Researchers from Osaka University have developed a new MSI method for brain tissue analysis in high spatial resolution that requires no sample preparation.

22 Dec 2020

Multimodal imaging is being used by scientists to study skin ageing through the interaction of metabolism, cellular communication and cellular quality control in skin ageing accelerated by environmental stress.

22 Dec 2020

The ModMol app enables the visualisation and editing of molecules in an augmented reality environment on Apple and Android devices.

22 Dec 2020

Strong investment in photonics will help us fight infectious diseases that kill an unimaginable number of people and prepare us against future pandemics, says Dr Jürgen Popp of the Leibniz Center for Photonics in Infection Research (LPI) that is currently under construction in Jena.

18 Dec 2020

Researchers in the UK and USA have used functional near infrared spectroscopy to discover that the cocoa flavanols found in chocolate improve brain oxygenation and cognition in healthy adults.

17 Dec 2020

A new computational mass spectrometry imaging method enables researchers to achieve high mass resolution and high spatial resolution for biological samples while providing data sets significantly faster.

17 Dec 2020

Scientists at Tokyo University of Science have combined SERS and XRF to distinguish between differently dyed individual hair strands for forensic investigations.

17 Dec 2020

The British Mass Spectrometry Society, in partnership with the Chromatographic Society, offer summer studentships: deadline 15 January 2021.

16 Dec 2020

The European Pharmacopoeia Commission has adopted a new general chapter on the analysis of N-nitrosamine impurities in active substances by GC-MS, LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS.