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Nipping flu pandemics in the bud

The threat of a major flu pandemic is a perennial concern. Now scientists have developed a fast and easy-to-use point-of-care diagnostic test that could one day help doctors and hospitals head off the rapid spread of the ...

dateMay 10, 2017 in Analytical Chemistry
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Moving diagnostics out of the microwell

On many TV shows that depict chemistry in action, scientists are shown using bulky flasks and metal vats to perform reactions. In real labs, countless chemical reactions occur in microwells on small plastic plates. Scientists ...

dateJul 20, 2016 in Analytical Chemistry
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An app knows if a beer has gone stale

Chemists at the Complutense University of Madrid have developed a method that allows brewers to measure the freshness of beer using a polymer sensor that changes colour upon detecting furfural, a compound that gives aged ...

dateMay 19, 2016 in Analytical Chemistry
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