The Column-06-21-2013

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June 21, 2013

The 2013 Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography Award is granted to Peter W. Carr. Here we chart his career and accomplishments.

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June 21, 2013

Wine is enjoyed worldwide, with France renowned as a top producer. However, the earliest known biomolecular evidence of grape wine and winemaking has been presented in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)1

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High performance liquid chromatography?mass spectrometry (HPLC?MS) was used by Danish scientists to identify a potential hazard associated with new fluorinated chemicals widely found in many food packaging materials, including microwave popcorn bags and pizza boxes, according to a study in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology.1 The chemicals have been implicated in the disruption of androgen synthesis.

Imperial College London has announced the opening of a new and unique national research facility: the MRC-NIHR Phenome Centre, a collaboration between Imperial College London (London, UK), King?s College London (London, UK), Waters Corporation (Massachusetts, USA), and Bruker BioSpin (Massachusetts, USA). The centre has secured funding of ?10 million from the Medical Research Council (MRC) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for the first five years.

Innovative methods to achieve high sensitivity and specific analyte identi?fication in complex environmental matrices were discussed at a recent event held at the RSC headquarters in London, UK.

This article discusses the novel legal highs that appear on the market and how forensic laboratories work to keep ahead of the game.

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June 21, 2013

Incognito thinks about falsifying scientific data and the consequences of quality commitment.

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June 21, 2013

Scientists from Stockholm University in Sweden have developed a method for screening and determining drugs in human saliva using microextraction by packed sorbent (MEPS) and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC?MS?MS).1