Playing classical music to crocodiles in a MRI scanner produces patterns similar to those identified in mammals and birds, indicating that fundamental neuronal processing mechanisms of sensory stimuli formed early in evolution.
Applications for this prestigious award are invited by 30 November 2018.
A new study using magnetic resonance spectroscopy provides insights into the biochemical mechanisms by which Tai Chi may provide both physical and psychological benefits.
Bruker have introduced a new workflow for phenomics research and validation, where MS is complementary to NMR, using flow injection analysis-magnetic resonance mass spectrometry (FIA-MRMS). FIA-MRMS can generate molecular formulae for >1000 medium level metabolites, and reveals new metabolites not seen in LC-MS, e.g. polar compounds. With MetaboScape™ software, high confidence metabolite...
Bruker’s established IVDr-by-NMR solution for phenomics research is now also being offered for biobanking applications to assess sample quality with rigorous SOPs. It can provide reliable, quantitative data on 150 metabolic biomarkers in urine in a single experiment under full automation, with high throughput and at low cost per sample.
Bruker’s new, fast edible oil solution by microESR measures the oxidation profile of edible oils, and provides a prediction of shelf life before the product is packaged and distributed. The Edible Oil solution includes SOPs for sample preparation and analysis, and provides fast results for timely, informed process control decisions to reduce rancidity of edible oils.
Bruker introduced an updated beer freshness solution, which is the result of a collaboration between Bruker and FlavorActiv. It can measure how process design and operations can improve or deteriorate beer freshness throughout the production cycle. This allows brewers to optimise their production processes and take corrective action earlier, ensuring freshness and product stability. The beer...
A collaboration between European scientists has demonstrated that removing surface spin defects dramatically reduces the charge noise of quantum devices such as sensors and computers.
Researchers at the Universities of Kyoto and Tokyo in Japan have developed a new method of light detection for NMR by up-converting radio-frequency signals into optical signals.
Tony Davies continues his quest to find out what you all need to work more efficiently. You will remember that in the last issue, Tony introduced his survey to discover what developments were needed in spectroscopy by readers. Some of the initial responses are explored, and Tony finds that he has opened a “can of worms”.
Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have succeeded in enhancing the sensitivity of NMR measurements in very small spaces using Lenz lenses that focus magnetic flux.
It is not unusual to find that an idea, project or business is “ahead of its time”. This might well be true of the EU 5th Framework project, Eurospec, that has been reported in these pages in the past. The idea was an excellent one: to capture the vast amount of spectral and associated data prepared for publication, and build a spectral database. Sources might be the usual scientific papers...
Bruker and their partner Diagnosticum are forming the Hungarian Wine Consortium to develop a new programme to authenticate and identify Hungarian wines.
Achema 2018 is inviting contributions to the Achema Congress and the PRAXISforums; deadline 22 September 2017.
A cooperation between Messe München India and the Indian Pharma Machinery Manufacturers Association (IPMMA) will collocate events jointly representing 600+ global and Indian companies.
Peak Scientific has introduced the new Infinity XE 50 Series multi-application nitrogen generator system.
The structures and functions of a transient enzyme state have been mapped for the first time using NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography.
Magritek has announced the Spinsolve 80, an 80 MHz benchtop NMR using 5 mm NMR tubes.
Scientists at the University of Sheffield have used NMR spectroscopy to examine the molecules in live sperm, and early data suggests it could discriminate between populations of good and poor sperm. Thus, it might be useful to improve diagnosis of sperm problems because it is non-destructive, so the sperm examined could be used in fertility treatments after analysis.
A liquid NMR probe for the analysis of fluorinated compounds with the ability to automatically switch between single tune and dual tune modes on the high frequency coil without compromising single tune performance. The probe can be used with routine two-channel spectrometers or with three-channel systems for expanded capabilities. Operating in single tune mode, the Royal HFX probe has the same...
The droplet size distribution in emulsions of water in oil (and oil in water) influences the taste, smell, appearance and microbial stability of foods such as margarine, butter, mayonnaise, salad dressing and soft cheese. This new analyser uses the G-Var Method for faster analysis than the previous D-Var method.
microESR is a portable, research-grade ESR spectrometer. It weighs 10 kg and measures 30.t × 30.5 × 30.5 cm3, so can fit in a fume hood or glove box, as well as being used in the field. It requires no special installation or regular maintenance. It will also be of use in undergraduate teaching labs.
Fragment-based screening (FBS) tool within the TopSpin software provides a single piece of software for the acquisition, analysis and reporting of screening data. FBS is widely applied for the discovery of lead molecules in targeted screening campaigns.
An NMR-based solution to determine the potency of drugs, including potency calculation, identification, residual solvent and water content in one experiment. It provides a fully automatic workflow enabling use by non-experts as well as experts in a pharmaceutical development environment.
Developments in hardware, higher field instruments, better multinuclear probes including cryoprobe options, spectrometer control systems and also desktop NMR data processing software have all combined to make the measurement of inorganic nuclei a potentially commonplace and very helpful, often complementary, technique to other spectroscopic analytical tools.
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