Analyst is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing original (primary) research and review articles on any aspect of analytical, bioanalytical and detection science. It is published biweekly by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The editor-in-chief is May Copsey. Analyst was first published in 1876 by the Society for Analytical Chemistry, one of the forerunner societies of the RSC, and has become one of the leading analytical science journals, with a 2009 impact factor of 3.272. It is abstracted and indexed in MEDLINE and Analytical Abstracts. In 2009 the journal was renamed Analyst. In 1999, the Society closed the journal Analytical Communications because it felt that the material submitted to that journal would be best in a new communications section of Analyst. Predecessor journals of Analytical Communications were: Analyst publishes articles on the following topics and techniques: Analyst publishes the following types of articles: Research Papers (which contain original scientific work that has not been published previously); Communications (which contain original scientific work that has not been published previously and is of an urgent nature. The popular i-section
New imaging approach accurately measures lipid and metabolite distributions in biological samples
To understand how cells converse, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Oregon Health & Science University designed an approach that accurately determines the spatial location of molecules ...
Anti-tank missile detector joins the fight against malaria
(Phys.org) —State-of-the-art military hardware could soon fight malaria, one of the most deadly diseases on the planet.
Robotic arm probes chemistry of 3-D objects by mass spectrometry
When life on Earth was first getting started, simple molecules bonded together into the precursors of modern genetic material. A catalyst would have been needed, but enzymes had not yet evolved. One theory ...
In situ chemical imaging at the sub-biofilm-scale now possible
(Phys.org) —Catching biofilm chemistry with images has always been a cold or dry affair. Now, a multidisciplinary team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is the first to demonstrate imaging of a biofilm's ...
Compact device has sensitive nose for greenhouse gases
(Phys.org) —Rice University scientists have created a highly sensitive portable sensor to test the air for the most damaging greenhouse gases.
A step closer to developing new anti-influenza agents
James Cook University scientists have developed a new tool that can be used to more rapidly discover and develop new generations of anti-influenza drugs.
Seeing the messages microbes send: Novel chemical imaging instrument shows how bacteria support nearby colonies
(Phys.org) —With a novel technique that noninvasively analyzes microbes, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory profiled, for the first time, the chemicals that a cyanobacterium makes available ...
An inexpensive microfluidic device for rapid point-of-care disease detection gets boost in sensitivity
Early detection is vital for the effective treatment of cancer. In many cases, tell-tale biomarkers are present in the bloodstream long before outward symptoms become apparent. Early-stage cancers, for example, ...
3D colour X-Ray imaging radically improved for identifying contraband, corrosion or cancer
(Phys.org)—Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed a camera that can be used to take powerful three dimensional colour X-ray images, in near real-time, without the need for a synchrotron X-ray source.
This temporary tattoo measures metabolic stress
(Phys.org)—A medical sensor that attaches to the skin like a temporary tattoo could make it easier for doctors to detect metabolic problems in patients and for coaches to fine-tune athletes' training routines.
Advance makes possible near-instantaneous DNA analysis
Picture this: You've brought your sick child to the doctor's office. After checking her pulse and blood pressure, he takes a nasal or throat swab and inserts it into a mysterious black box. Before the doctor ...
Listening to crops: Researcher is developing a sensor to detect when plants are under attack
(Phys.org) -- The smell of freshly cut grass may stir memories of baseball parks, cookouts or lazy summer afternoons in the suburbs, but what we perceive as a sweet aroma is actually the plant equivalent of a distress call, ...
Mobile phone scanner detects harmful bacteria
(PhysOrg.com) -- A mobile phone that could detect whether leftovers in your fridge are safe to eat could be heading to an app store near you. A device has been developed that attaches to mobiles and can detect ...