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LPG or HPG Pump for LC-MS – We Need Your Vote!

I need you to vote on this issue using the vote buttons below! A discussion has broken out amongst a group of us here at Thermo Fisher Scientific as to whether a Low-Pressure Gradient (LPG) or High-Pr...

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What Happens When UV Detection Is Just Not Enough?

I don’t think this is a good omen, just as I sat down to write this my own source of UV has just disappeared behind a cloud, perhaps it is trying to tell me something.In HPLC, and many other areas of ...

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Food Fraudsters- Catch Us if You Can!

This is the challenge for analytical chemists: to detect food fraud and stop fraudsters cheating consumers and ignoring food safety considerations by substituting a high-value product with a lower-val...

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A Brief History of and Guide to Peptide Mapping

I finished my PhD and began my career as an R&D scientist at the start of the millennium, when proteomics was in its infancy. In those days, peptide mapping was all the rage as researchers looked to b...

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Little Green Chromeleon Monsters Inside Your Lab

We have a green animal in our company that we all love and cherish. Most humans are not fond of lizards, and it is true that chameleons are not the cuddliest type of animals compared to kittens or pup...

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Can Toast Kill You?

This morning I popped a piece of bread in the toaster, planning to spread butter and jam on it then drink it with my coffee. But I left the toast in the toaster too long, and it came out charred and b...

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Me and Mr. Gauss: A Chromatographic Love Story

One of my favourite songs of all time is Me and Mrs. Jones, by Billie Paul. It is quite simply magnificent! Nerdy as I am, it resonates in my head as “me and Mr. Gauss”, especially when I am in a spot...

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Which Compounds Are Really in Your Dietary Supplements?

If you are one of the millions of people who take botanical dietary supplements, perhaps you would prefer not to know what’s in them. Dietary supplements have become a multi-billion-dollar business, a...

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Orlando Blooms for AAPS

Since I was in my mid-teens I have been fascinated by the pharmaceutical development and production pipeline. Obviously, I was into all the usual things a girl of 15 would be into too: riding ponies, ...

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Ahoy! Do I Need Satellite Navigation for my Peptide Map?

My colleague Karen Thorsen’s recent blog post about super-fast protein digestion (link to blog post) got me thinking about the peptide mapping process, how hard it is, and how it could be made easier....

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Why is the Orbitrap Mass Analyzer so Amazing?

Apart from the cool name, my post today will cover what is different and original about the Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer (MS) as compared to other types of mass analyzers. By the way, we are celebrating...

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I Feel the Need, the Need for Speed in UHPLC

It seems that the modern world has an obsession for speed, none more so than this British speed fanatic Guy Martin. Everywhere we look everyone wants to go faster, do it quicker. Is it simply we want ...

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EBOLA: Teaming Up To Improve Survival Odds

According to the International Medical Corps; the ongoing 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest, most deadly in history. As of May 2015, there have been over 26,700 Ebola cases in Sierra L...

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Soap Opera Helps Rid West Africa of Diseased Crops

What does a soap opera have to do with diseased crops? It turns out that the company Nestlé has been using one for the last eight years as part of a training program directed at helping West African f...

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Why I Turned from Phosphorylation to Glycan Analysis

Most of my early research career focused on the post-translational modifications (PTMs) of proteins and in those days there was only one worthy PTM in my eyes and that was phosphorylation while glycos...

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