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Mars 2020 Rover Gets a Super Instrument

July 4, 2019

Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have installed the SuperCam Mast Unit onto the Mars 2020 rover.…
Novel approach promises ready access to hard-to-study proteins

April 18, 2019

DNA and the genome, we know, provide the blueprint for life. But it is the proteins made according…
How Type 1 Diabetes Gradually Destroys Insulin Production

January 31, 2019

Using the new Imaging Mass Cytometry method, Zurich researchers have investigated the pancreas of healthy organ donors and…
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Electrospray: A Yale Innovation Keeps Paying Off

January 18, 2019

In the early part of the 20th century, Yale physicist John Zeleny was the lone pioneer in electrospray…
New Way of Measuring Drug Debris in Labs Can Provide More Accurate Test Results

October 8, 2018

When forensics professionals work with controlled substances in crime labs, even their most careful efforts result in drug…
Mass spectrometry team earns grant to map body at the cellular level

October 2, 2018

A team of Vanderbilt University imaging experts won grants in the first round of the National Institutes of…
Free Software Can Help Spot New Forms of Fentanyl and Other Illegal Drugs

March 7, 2018

Fentanyl, the synthetic drug that is driving a nationwide overdose epidemic, is not only a killer. It’s also…
Screening for Disease or Toxins in a Drop of Blood

October 18, 2017

The promise of being able to quickly and accurately screen for diseases or chemical contaminants in a tiny…
Mini tool has massive potential for spectrometry

September 11, 2017

BYU researchers have created a miniaturized, portable version of a tool now capable of analyzing Mars’ atmosphere —…
FIONA to Take on the Periodic Table’s Heavyweights

May 4, 2017

A new tool at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will be taking on…
Powerful mass spectrometer opens new vistas for scientists

April 17, 2016

Scientists worldwide now have access to a powerful new resource at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a Department…
Coding and Computers Help Spot Methane, Explosives

April 16, 2016

A modern twist on an old technology could soon help detect rogue methane leaks, hidden explosives and much…
Scientists pinpoint one way nanoparticles damage immune cells

January 15, 2016

New evidence points to protein oxidation, a common means of molecular damage Scientists have shown that a process…
MagLab’s newest world-record magnet open for science

October 5, 2015

A new world record magnet used to perform complex chemical analysis is now available for users at the…
ORNL chemical sampling interface features simplicity, speed

August 27, 2015

In mere seconds, a system developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory can identify and…
Method provides more knowledge about harmful substances in food packaging

June 5, 2015

A new method for faster analysis of chemicals in paper and board food packaging materials has been developed…
Chemists Weigh Intact Virus Mixture With Mass Spectrometer

June 3, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University chemists, led by Mark Bier, have separated and weighed virus particles using mass spectrometry (MS).…
Researchers probe chemistry, topography and mechanics with one instrument

May 6, 2015

The probe of an atomic force microscope (AFM) scans a surface to reveal details at a resolution 1,000…
Biological sample prep time cut dramatically — from days to minutes

October 16, 2014

When Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers invented the field of biological accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) in the late…
Mass spectrometry in your hand

September 9, 2014

If you’re out in the field doing environmental testing, food checks, forensic work, or other chemical analysis, mass…
Scientists develop ‘electronic nose’ for rapid detection of C. diff infection

September 1, 2014

Research from University of Leicester sniffs-out smell of disease in faeces Issued by University of Leicester Press Office…
Latest NIST Mass Spectral Library: Expanded Coverage, Features

July 30, 2014

  The world’s most widely used and trusted resource for identifying mass spectra, the “fingerprints” of molecules, has…
Goddard Planetary Instruments Score a Hat Trick

December 6, 2013

Planetary instruments from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., hit the trifecta on Dec. 4, running…
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