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Rapid analysis of kidney stones

Kidney stones rank among the most common illnesses. Their recurrence might be prevented with the right postoperative care. However, for this to be effective, composition of the stones should be known. Fraunhofer researchers ...

dateOct 01, 2015 in Analytical Chemistry
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Food toxin detector incorporates camera

Each year, about 48 million Americans are sickened by foodborne diseases, and 3,000 die, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One factor that limits widespread testing of foods for toxins that ...

dateSep 30, 2015 in Analytical Chemistry
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A chemistry test for public safety

An estimated 80,000 chemical substances currently find their way into our environment through industrial and agricultural waste, as well as through food additives, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and personal care products. But ...

dateSep 25, 2015 in Analytical Chemistry
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Unlocking secrets of how fossils form

Fossils tell amazing stories and inspire them, too—just think of this summer's "Jurassic World" blockbuster. But because some of the processes that preserve fossils are not well understood, there's still more information ...

dateSep 16, 2015 in Analytical Chemistry
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Video: Handheld diagnostics

Sam Sia, associate professor of Biomedical Engineering, and his team developed a smartphone dongle to bring diagnostic testing to remote areas where health care access is limited and funds are low.

dateSep 02, 2015 in Analytical Chemistry
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Why Matisse's bright yellow pigments fade to beige

An international team of scientists led by Jennifer Mass, Winterthur Museum's senior scientist and an affiliated University of Delaware faculty member, has announced new findings on why a bright yellow pigment favored a century ...

Building a better microscope to see at the atomic level

One of the more famous images in biology is known as "Photo 51," an image of DNA that chemist Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling created in 1952 by shooting X-rays through fibers of DNA and analyzing the patterns they ...

Research could help point the finger at drug dealers

An innovative technology pioneered by Sheffield Hallam University academics can detect the presence of a range of illegal and designer drugs from a single fingerprint, which could be a valuable new tool in bringing drug dealers ...

The incredible shrinking ESR machine

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have come up with a way to shrink a research instrument generally associated with large machines that make bulk measurements of samples down to a literally ...

Device may detect urinary tract infections faster

Urinary tract infections can quickly move from being a merely miserable experience to a life-threatening condition. Untreated cases may trigger sepsis, which occurs when the immune system, in an attempt to fight off the infection, ...

Heartbeat on a chip could improve pharmaceutical tests

A gravity-powered chip that can mimic a human heartbeat outside the body could advance pharmaceutical testing and open new possibilities in cell culture because it can mimic fundamental physical rhythms, according to the ...

Better views of slimy substances

Scientists can now see biofilms, structured communities of microbes, in 3D and real time thanks to a laboratory instrument developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The instrument-a microfluidic reactor called System ...

Faster, portable microbial analysis in the field
New test detects drug use from a single fingerprint
NMR 'fingerprinting' for monoclonal antibodies
Sensor detects spoiled meat
Team first to blend high-end imaging techniques
Researchers explore fading red in Van Gogh art
Potential new breathalyzer for lung cancer screening
Lab-on-a-chip to study single cells
How does a machine smell? Better than it did
Team enlarges brain samples, making them easier to image
Key to longevity of imperial Roman monuments

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