The Column-08-22-2013

Experts in the food industry are always searching for natural sources of bioactive compounds to develop products that enhance athletic performance. A new study has suggested that drinking watermelon juice may alleviate muscle ache experienced by many athletes, and non-athletes, following a period of exercise. The study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed that naturally high levels of L-citrulline in watermelon juice may be more effective than pharmacological supplements.

Scientists from the University of Bradford (Bradford, UK) have utilized liquid chromatography?tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS-MS) to gain further insight into the child sacrifice practices of the Inca people.1 Their findings indicate the use of alcohol and cocaine (COC) as a method of victim sedation.

Kate Mosford of The Column spoke to Rosario LoBrutto of Teva about the business of analytical QbD, the steps involved in implementing it, and advice to those who want to get started.

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August 22, 2013

The 2013 Emerging Leader in Chromatography Award is granted to Davy Guillarme. Here we look at his career and accomplishments so far.

A novel SFE and GC–MS method to characterize cigarette smoke is presented.

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August 22, 2013

Incognito thinks on how our analytical lives could be improved through the use of pattern recognition.

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This article provides an update on the search for an alternative to helium.