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.
Using ultrafast spectroscopy EPFL scientists have given a boost for spintronic technologies, showing that electrons can jump through spins much faster than previously thought.
Nano-Spectroscopy and Bio-Imaging is a free-to-attend conference in October 2015 held in Coventry, UK.
Guided Wave has hired Debra Hallto in the position of VP Sales & Marketing.
Laser ablation resonance ionisation mass spectrometry may be the answer to ageing rocks found during space missions to the Moon or other planets.
Silver is often used as a coating on medical equipment used for chemotherapy, but this silver coating can break down drugs. With the help of XPS, researchers have found a graphene coating that will help boost the effect of chemotherapy.
The US Naval Research Laboratory has a new Local Electrode Atom Probe instrument to help in the engineering of new materials.
The Center for Structural Biology and Bioinformatics at the Free University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB) has developed expertise in the analysis of biological molecules using infrared spectroscopy. Now, with the help of Scottish microarray instrumentation company, Arrayjet, the Center has integrated microarray technology to speed up and enhance the analysis of bio molecules such as proteins, which are exposed to hundreds of experimental conditions on a single chip using infrared imaging.
X-ray spectroscopy at BESSY II reveals inhomogenous distribution of chlorine in a special class of perovskite materials, which could help enhance efficiencies of perovskite thin film solar cells by controlled processing to optimise the chlorine distribution.
Agilent Technologies and the Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI), a research institute of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), have announced that they will collaborate on new analytical approaches to analysing specific protein-linked sugar compounds.
Agilent Thought Leader Award supports search for biomarkers to better predict side effects of new medicines.
Berkeley Lab researchers’ novel diffraction spectroscopy technique will provide insight to chemical processes at important battery interface.
NIST has made electron spin resonance useful for exploring tiny objects for the first time, potentially enabling the decades-old technique to spot defects on computer chip surfaces or view the workings of proteins on the surface of cells.
Archaeologists examining late period Mayan containers have identified nicotine traces from a codex-style flask, revealing the first physical evidence of tobacco use by ancient Mayans. The study published in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (doi: 10.1002/rcm.5339) reveals the flask is marked with Mayan hieroglyphics reading, “y-otoot ’u-may” (“the home of its/his/her tobacco”), making it only the second case to confirm that the text on the exterior of a Mayan vessel corresponds to its ancient use.
A new type of terahertz sensor, that is much faster than competing technologies used to detect and identify hidden objects, has been developed by scientists at the University of Warwick, UK.
As part of around €24.5 million in funding for the next three years, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) will establish one new Clinical Research Unit and nine new Research Units. As all DFG Research Units, the new units will collaborate interdisciplinarly and span multiple locations.
Among the new Research Units are three that may be of interest to readers (in alphabetical order by Host University).