Latest Mass spectrometry Stories

2012-01-05 14:32:24

This will help geologists temporally dissect Earth's history more faithfully New research by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) will improve the accuracy of estimates of the time of geological events. The work centers on the calibration of one of the world's slowest clocks, known as the 'argon-argon clock'. The 'argon-argon clock' works by measuring the ratio of the amount of radioactive potassium in a sample of...

2011-11-29 16:51:13

Negative ions play an important role in everything from how our bodies function to the structure of the universe. Scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now developed a new method that makes it possible to study how the electrons in negative ions interact in, which is important in, for example, superconductors and in radiocarbon dating. "By studying atoms with a negative charge, 'negative ions', we can learn how electrons coordinate their motion in what can be compared...

2011-11-19 08:00:00

The ability of AnalyzerPro data mining software to objectively and automatically compare LC/MS data was presented at "Data to Knowledge", a two day meeting jointly organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry Molecular Spectroscopy Group and the British Mass Spectrometry Society. Evans Mills, NY and Gananoque, ON (PRWEB) November 19, 2011 Attendees to "Data to Knowledge", a recent meeting jointly organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry Molecular Spectroscopy Group and the British Mass...

2011-10-31 13:06:12

New top-down strategy of identifying proteins could lead to early detection of disease The human genome has been mapped. Now, it's on to proteins, a much more daunting task. There are 20,300 genes, but there are millions of distinct protein molecules in our bodies. Many of these hold keys to understanding disease and targeting treatment. A team led by Northwestern University chemical biologist Neil Kelleher has developed a new "top-down" method that can separate and identify thousands...

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