News tagged with metabolite

Infrared detector unmasks cocaine addicts

A research group at ETH Zurich is currently developing an infrared measuring technique to enable the detection of cocaine and its metabolites in saliva. The initial steps towards a portable measuring device have been successful.

dateJan 11, 2012 in Analytical Chemistry
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Molecular study shows unexpected effects of toxin

Scientists from the University of Birmingham studying the effects of the widely-used pesticide fenitrothion, have discovered unexpected cell damage in a common freshwater fish, roach, exposed to the toxin.

dateAug 08, 2011 in Ecology
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How authentic is your pomegranate juice?

You pick up a bottle of pomegranate juice at the store because you've learned that, although it costs more than most juices, it is replete with antioxidants that bring health benefits. But wait: Is the juice you've purchased ...

dateNov 29, 2010 in Other
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Getting around gene loss

Genes ‘knocked out’ experimentally in metabolic networks of the model plant species, Arabidopsis thaliana (Fig. 1), are compensated for by duplicate genes or alternative synthetic pathways, according to research ...

dateOct 29, 2010 in Biotechnology
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