The Column-10-05-2016

The western honey bee population has succumbed to a host of environmental stressors. Although many investigations offer insight into the reasons for the global health decline of honey bees, this complex combination of stressors has made it difficult to pinpoint key features of disease causality. This article describes a pilot study of hives in seven geographical locations in eastern Pennsylvania.

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October 05, 2016

The Waters’ scientists responsible for the development of the QTOF mass spectrometer have been honoured at the annual Human Proteome Organization.

VUV Analytics has awarded Adam Hall their fall 2016 academic grant, providing Hall’s laboratory with VUV detectors to perform novel research in the field of forensic chemistry.

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The ban on organotins has not led to a significant reduction in marine pollution according to research published by the Polish Academy of Sciences. Researchers found unacceptable levels of harmful organotins in the muscle and liver tissues of fish species collected in the southern Baltic Sea coastal zone, exceeding the good environmental status boundaries.

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Dr. Herbert Knauer, found of Knauer Wissenschaftliche Geräte GmbH, celebrates his 85th birthday.

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Membranes play an important role in living species as well as in technical processes, including in human care (for example, in kidney treatment). This instalment of Tips & Tricks discusses gel permeation chromatography/size-exclusion chromatography (GPC/SEC) for membrane analysis.

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October 05, 2016

Wine can be a very complex matrix to analyze. The Column spoke to Alexandre Pons from Seguin-Moreau in Cognac, France, about his work analyzing volatile compounds in wine and why gas chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (GC–MS/MS) is his method of choice.

The first meeting in The Chromatographic Society’s diamond anniversary year brought together world-renowned speakers alongside past presidents of the Society and delegates from academia, industry, and scientific instrument and technology companies at the Institute of Engineering and Technology in central London. The presentations included discussions on gas chromatography (GC), liquid chromatography (LC), capillary electrochromatography (CEC), and supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) from both academic and industrial perspectives - providing valuable insight into contemporary trends in chromatographic techniques.

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