An international collaboration including scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has used hydrogen–deuterium exchange mass spectrometry to determine the structure of a plant hormone that plays a crucial role in regulating plants’ responses to insects and disease-causing microorganisms as well as normal growth and development.
A microscope being developed at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will allow scientists studying biological and synthetic materials to simultaneously observe chemical and physical properties on and beneath the surface.
Magritek’s Spinsolve Benchtop NMR spectrometer is being used in the Chemistry Department of the University of Queensland as part of the undergraduate laboratory curricula.
Daylight Solutions, Inc., has received two new awards for their Spero™ microscope. Spero was awarded the 6th Annual Microscopy Today Innovation Award and was also named a finalist in the 2015 R&D 100 Awards taking place later this year.
A new microscope based on ultrafast pump–probe spectroscopy and scanning near-field optical microscopy offers the potential for studying dyanmic processes on the nm scale.
Congratulations to Peter Derrick on being awarded the Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (ANZSMS) Medal; the Society’s highest award.
Keynote speakers for NIR-2015 are announced, including the Tomas Hirschfeld and Karl Norris Award Lectures.
Dietary supplements may can contain a number of unexpected substances, including the active ingredient in Viagra, as detected by a LC-MS technique.
A Lab-on-a-Disc platform combined with Raman microscopy and developed by a German and Irish team of researchers can dramatically cut the time to detect bacterial species that cause urinary tract infections—a major cause of sepsis—from 24 hours to within 70 minutes.
Germanium immersion gratings could enable smaller, higher-efficiency infrared spectrometers for astronomy and other applications.
Researchers in Beijing have obtained new energy readings for cyanoacetylene molecules using ZEKE spectroscopy, with significant implications for understanding the electronic structure of organic molecules.
Graphene Flagship researchers have developed an optical fibre laser that emits pulses with durations equivalent to just a few wavelengths of the light used. This fastest ever device based on graphene will be ideal for use in ultrafast spectroscopy, and in surgical lasers that avoid heat damage to living tissue.
GC-MS results from the Philae lander module from the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko have have revealed several differences from previous observations of comets and from current models.
Thanks to MALDI-MS imaging, scientists have discovered how earthworms can digest plant material, such as fallen leaves, that would defeat most other herbivores.
Scientists at Loughborough University hope their early trials of a new technique based on LIBS could assist a crackdown on stone theft.
Diseases like Alzheimer’s are caused when proteins aggregate and clump together. Using atomic force microscopy and infrared spectroscopy, EPFL scientists have successfully distinguished between the disease-causing aggregation forms of proteins. The finding can help change pharmaceutical treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
LC/MS-MS method enables highly sensitive detection for animal species verification in Halal foods.
UCLA, USA, are combining Raman microscopy with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to study archaeological textiles and fibres.
Mark Venske has joined Block Engineering as the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Synchrotron X-ray imaging of rocks is heping to save papers of the past.