The Column-03-21-2012

Hyphenated approaches to analysis have received much attention over the last three decades to the extent that techniques such as GC?MS, GC?FTIR and LC?MS have ? in the relevant fields ? become indispensable parts of the analyst?s arsenal. This concept has been extended to include multi-hyphenated techniques, where the chromatography is preceded by analyte extraction from a sample matrix. In the field of GC?MS, examples include thermal, sorptive or headspace extraction, with subsequent preconcentration, for instance, by thermal desorption (TD).

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March 21, 2012

A new method has been developed for the identification and classification of various tuberculosis (TB) causing and non-TB Mycobacterium species on the basis of their characteristic metabolite profiles

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March 21, 2012

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in western countries and is on the rise again.

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March 21, 2012

The consumption of beer is, for some, one of life?s great pleasures but it can leave behind a bitter aftertaste.

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March 21, 2012

A group of scientists in France have undertaken a study to examine the structure of proteins in human hair.