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October 8, 2013





Spectroscopy Spotlight
Detecting Metals in the Brain with Laser Ablation–ICP-MS
Spectroscopy recently spoke with Dr. Dominic Hare, a senior research officer at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Australia, about his work using laser ablation–inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry (LA–ICP-MS) to study metals in the brain. His research highlights the role that iron plays in Parkinson’s disease in the hopes to better understand the causes of the disease and eventually find an appropriate treatment. MORE »
What Are You Missing? New Techniques in Raman Spectroscopy
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Featured News
Urine Metabolome Database Launched
The Urine Metabolome Database containing detailed information on over 3000 metabolites has been launched following the comprehensive quantitative metabolome characterization of urine by scientists at the University of Alberta, Canada. The project is part of the on-going Human Metabolome Project launched in 2005 by Genome Canada and Genome Alberta, and has so far received $600 million in funding from the Canadian government. MORE »
Simultaneous Fluorescence and Absorbance for Rapid, Reagent-Free Monitoring of Drinking and Waste Water
On Demand Webcast
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Nominations Sought for Gold Medal Award in Applied Spectroscopy
The New York section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy is seeking nominations for the 2014 Gold Medal Award. Established in 1952, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of applied spectroscopy. MORE »
Nanoparticle Characterization Using ICP-MS for Food Analysis: What Are We Looking for, and Why?
On Demand Webcast
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EAS Conference Preview of Spectroscopy Sessions and New Features
The Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) will be held this year from November 18 to 20, 2013, in Somerset, New Jersey. EAS is the second largest conference and exposition for laboratory science in the United States dedicated to the needs of analytical chemists and those in the allied sciences. It has been a center of innovative science and practical solutions for the analytical community for more than 50 years. MORE »
On Thick Ice: Continuous Flow Analysis of Polar Ice Cores Using FIC Coupled ICP-MS and Spectroscopic Techniques
Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 8:00am PDT / 11:00am EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEDT
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FDA and NIH Create First-of-Kind Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as part of an ongoing interagency partnership, have awarded a total of up to $53 million to fund tobacco-related research in fiscal year 2013 to create 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS).  According to the NIH, despite decades of work to reduce tobacco use in the United States, it continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and disease. MORE »
USP <232> and <233>: Practical Considerations for Compliance with the New Requirements on Elemental Impurities
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Featured Articles
Comprehensive Analysis of Human Plasma Using Gas Chromatography–High Resolution Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry: A Workflow to Leverage Electron and Chemical Ionization
The recent availability of high resolution, accurate mass, time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF-MS) systems provides great potential for identifying unknowns by reducing uncertainty in possible formulas and enhancing detection continuity between sample sets. A workflow using GC–EI-MS spectra for library identification, with molecular formula information for unknowns provided by chemical ionization-mass spectrometry (CI-MS) and accurate mass analysis was used for the analysis of blood plasma. MORE »
Run on Air with the revolutionary 4100 Microwave Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometer (MP-AES)
The Agilent 4100 MP-AES is the most significant advancement in atomic spectroscopy in decades. It runs entirely on air, which means your lab can perform unattended multi-element analyses while eliminating flammable and expensive gases.Use the Agilent Cost Savings Estimator to find out exactly how much your laboratory can save.
Market Profile: Raman Spectroscopy in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Raman spectroscopy has developed into a key analytical tool for the pharmaceutical industry. Both portable and benchtop Raman systems are now widely used for applications in the pharmaceutical industry. Despite a challenging economy, demand from the pharmaceutical industry is holding its own and should return to typical growth rates by next year. MORE »
A New Approach to MS Imaging: Ambient and Direct Sample Analysis of Biological Samples
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Raman Imaging of Silicon Structures
Here we examine what is commonly called a Raman image and discuss how it is rendered. We consider a Raman image to be a rendering as a result of processing and interpreting the original hyperspectral data set. Building on the hyperspectral data rendering, we demonstrate the use of Raman imaging for the characterization of thin-film and ion-implanted silicon (Si) structures. MORE »
Featured Products
Which Mercury Analyzer is Right for your Lab?
Milestone’s DMA-80 offers a range of solutions for fast, accurate, cost-effective direct mercury analysis from sub-ppb levels to hundreds of ppm in solids, liquids and gases without sample prep. Use this guide to select which mercury analyzer is right for your application and detection needs.
The Flexible Raman System
The flexibility and class-leading performance of Renishaw's inVia microRaman system holds a unique position in the marketplace. It's available in multiple configurations, and is upgradable with a wide range of accessories. View Details.
Goodbye Bradford Assays!
The Direct Detect® mid-infrared (MIR)-based spectrometer delivers accurate protein quantitation and lipids analysis, even in the presence of reducing agents and detergents from lysis buffers, from just 2 µL of sample. www.emdmillipore.com/DirectDetect
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Upcoming Events
18–19 October 2013
Annual Meeting of the Four Corners Section of the American Physical Society (APS)
Denver, CO
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18–22 October 2013
ASMS Asilomar Conference on Mass Spectrometry in Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology, and Health
Pacific Grove, CA
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27–31 October 2013
5th Asia-Pacific NMR Symposium (APNMR5) and 9th ANZMAG Meeting
Brisbane, Australia
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27 October–1 November 2013
AVS 60th International Symposium & Exhibition (AVS-60)
Long Beach, CA
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4–5 November 2013
Eighth International MicroRNAs Europe 2013 Symposium on MocroRNAs: Biology to Development and Disease
Cambridge, UK
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18–20 November 2013
EAS Eastern Analytical Symposium & Exhibition
Somerset, NJ
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New Webcasts
Editors’ Series: Environmental Analysis Using Ion Chromatography Coupled with ICP-MS, with Examples from Climate Change Studies
Thursday, October 17, 2013
8:00 am PDT/ 11:00 am EDT
This web seminar will introduce the field of ice core research and will focus on the technical aspects of the chemical analysis with a particular emphasis on fast ion chromatography measurements of methane sulfonate, one of the more promising indicators of sea ice extent near the drill site.
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Editors’ Series: Sample Introduction for ICP-OES and ICP-MS: From Basic Concepts to Practical Considerations
Thursday, October 24, 2013
8:00 am PDT/ 11:00 am EDT
The sample introduction system affects ICP-OES and ICP-MS sensitivity (signal intensity per unit concentration), precision, detection limits, sample throughput, and plasma stability. Attend this web seminar to learn the underlying concepts involved in aerosol generation and transport into the ICP, how sample introduction parameters affect ICP-OES and ICP-MS signals, and how to choose the most appropriate sample introduction system for your samples.
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