The Column-04-02-2012

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April 02, 2012

Researchers from the University of Basque, Spain, have conducted an experiment into different cooking oils and discovered that compounds known as aldehydes released from the oils increase the risk of neurologic degenerative diseases and several different cancers.

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April 02, 2012

Two scientists from Uludag University in Turkey have examined the potential transfer of harmful phthalates from toys onto the skin of children via sweat.

A stable baseline is a prerequisite for precise, accurate and reproducible GPC/SEC analysis, especially for samples with a broad molar mass distribution. Baseline problems can include drift, wander (long-term noise), noise/spikes (short-term noise), as well as positive or negative system peaks.

The current state of economic affairs is tumultous; as the economy struggles to bounce back, companies across all industries are becoming more creative in finding ways to reduce costs without sacrificing the quality of their goods or services. According to a recent survey conducted by the Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT), 64.5% of forensic labs surveyed are implementing changes, or plan to implement changes, as a result of limited resources.

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April 02, 2012

Flow cytometry is an analytical technique used to examine the physical and chemical properties of cells and microparticles, including beads.

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A recent study into the beneficial qualities of porcine haemoglobin has revealed some interesting results.

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The majority of the human brain is not yet fully understood and we still have a lot to learn about its workings. A group of scientists have performed a comprehensive first characterization of the human occipital lobe (primary visual cortex) and cerebellum proteomes from 12 post-mortem samples.

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Building products used indoors in homes and offices can have a significant impact on indoor air quality (IAQ) through the emission of volatile- or semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs/SVOCs). In order to protect the health and well-being of occupants in homes and company buildings from potentially toxic emissions, EU and national regulations require that products used indoors be tested following clearly defined methods.