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Fishing for Pesticide Residues?

What does mass spectrometry have in common with fishing? My first thought was “not much,” until I attended a recent pesticide symposium. The truth is there are some interesting analogies between fishi...


A Side of Additives With That? Global Food Safety Laws

If you’ve traveled to another country in recent years, maybe you noticed that the food didn’t taste quite the same as food in the U.S. Flavor isn't the only thing that differs between countries; regul...


Danger! Unexploded Antibody!

I’ve always been fascinated by the field of immunology and the immune system, probably explaining why I took a doctorate in immunology. Two areas that particularly interest me are how the immune syste...


The AABC of Lithium-Ion Batteries

If you were given a choice of attending only one battery conference per year to keep up on the latest advances and trends in Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) batteries for automotive, energy storage, and industri...


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...


Who is Tackling the Issue of Food Authenticity?

Almost daily we read news stories of another food fraud scandal, so I was extremely pleased to learn about the efforts being made in Europe on the issue of food authenticity through presentations, wor...


Guiding the Sweet Revolution in Glycomics

There’s been a lot of interest recently in the study of glycans and glycoforms, such as proteins and peptides that have glycans attached to them. The analysis of glycans (also known as carbohydrates, ...


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...


Give Your Valentine: Antioxidants!

Of all the special days on the calendar, I think Valentine’s Day has to be the healthiest. Think about it. Christmas has all those fattening cookies, fruitcake, and candy canes – not to mention the st...