Salamanders may not be the cuddliest of animals, but they can regenerate lost limbs and achieve amazing recovery of seriously damaged body parts. Now, a new report identifies a peptide from the skin of salamanders that may be the key to unlocking the secret of this amazing wound healing trick in humans.
As dwindling populations of monarch butterflies prepared for their annual migration, two undergraduate students spent their summer trying to more deeply understand the plants upon which they rely. They hope their research will help future work by deepening the understanding of evolutionary relationships developed between milkweed and butterflies, beetles, wasps and other insects.
The timing of food intake in the early phase of TB treatment could have a negative impact on the effectiveness of TB treatment. A new study suggests that eating food just before taking a TB drug could reduce the effectiveness of the medicine.
Dubbed a “cousin of graphene,” germanene— which is made up of just a single layer of germanium atoms— is expected to exhibit impressive electrical and optical properties and could be widely integrated across the electronics industry in the future.
Multilayer-coated mirrors, if used as focusing optics in the soft gamma-ray photon energy range, can enable and advance a range of scientific and technological applications. Researchers have demonstrated that very short-period multilayer coatings deposited on super-polished substrates operate efficiently as reflective optics above 0.6 MeV, nearly a factor of two higher than the previous record at 384 keV, set last year by this same group.
A new research platform uses a laser to measure the nanomechanical properties of tiny structures undergoing stress and heating, an approach likely to yield insights to improve designs for microelectronics and batteries.
Innova Biosciences has launched InnovaGOLD, a range of ultra-high-quality gold nanoparticles that have demonstrated improved sensitivity, stability and reproducibility in immunoassays compared to other commercially available gold colloids.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has added to its integrated liquid chromatography systems line with the Prominence-i and Nexera-i. Combining enhanced functionality, an intuitive operating environment and full automation, the series provides excellent performance and a more efficient workflow for conventional to ultra-high-speed analysis.
Wyatt Technology’s DynaPro Plate Reader II can run automated high-throughput screening-dynamic light scattering analyses to characterize protein-protein interactions in standard microwell plates, under multiple conditions in a significantly reduced time frame, making DLS a viable option for stability-indicating parameter (SIP) screening.
Restek has developed a new certified reference material (CRM) of four PAHs—benz[a]anthracene, benzo[a]pyrene, benzo[b]fluoranthene, and chrysene—designed for greater convenience, longer shelf life and increased long-term accuracy.
Practichem has added to its Chromponents line with the BioD3, a compact LED-based UV and conductivity detector, and FluidSwitch, a line of biocompatible rotary valves. Chromponents is a series of modules designed for easy configuration.
Phenomenex has added Phenova Certified Reference Materials (CRMs), a line of ISO/IEC 17025- and ISO Guide 34-compliant standards for the calibration of analytical equipment and quantitation of analytical measurements for environmental testing.
Now, OEMs can give gas chromatography users the high analysis repeatability and low detection limits they demand, thanks to the FAS 16 mm FASPROP low flow proportional valve from Norgren. With a small orifice—just 0.002” (0.05 mm)—and compact design, the valve precisely controls low flow rates in the mL range (up to 174 psi/12 bar), enabling the use of most common carriers.
New Star Environmental’s Frog-4000 is a fully contained purge and trap GC system with analytical capabilities that are comparable to a commercial lab, with the advantage of its compact size.
GOW-MAC’s programmable, microprocessor-controlled gas chromatograph, the Series 8100, features a broad, flexible platform that allows for custom, application-specific system configurations for research, industrial, laboratory, academic and QA/QC environments.
Gems Sensors & Controls’ BL Series is designed to support demanding fluid control requirements, such as those common to natural gas separation, natural gas plunger lifts, gas chromatography equipment, irrigation systems, pneumatic pipelines and others.
The Bal Seal Canted Coil Spring, a current-carrying, locking, latching and holding solution, is available in a range of coil heights and materials. Its unique design enables it to maintain a nearly constant force over a broad compression range, compensating for large mating tolerances and temperature changes without significant deviation from its initial force.
Agilent Technologies’ 5100 Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP/OES) allows customers to run samples faster, using less gas and without compromising performance on even the toughest samples.
VGC Chromatography’s DA columns produce faster, more-efficient separations than conventional open tubular columns.
With the advent of superficially porous particles (SPP or “core-shell” particles), the analytical community found the ability to gain far more efficiency and speed out of existing HPLC instrumentation.
Phenomenex has released its Zebron ZB-CLPesticides-1 and 2 for dual-column pesticide testing by GC/ECD (electron capture detection). This column set saves time and money for chlorinated pesticide testing commonly performed by environmental and drinking water testing labs, which often need to run up to seven EPA methods on a single instrument.