Spectral lines

Dicarbonyl didact – NMR spectroscopy has been used to investigate dicarbonyl sugars formed inside the human body from the natural breakdown of the simple sugar, glucose. The implications for understanding the link with diabetes are discussed. Biochemist Anthony Serianni and postdoctoral research associate, Wenhui Zhang,of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA, are providing […]

Spectral lines

My latest clutch of science news is now available on SpectroscopyNOW.com including the first feedback from NASA’s Curiosity Rover on Mars, MRI’s magnetic memory effects, how the all-carbon buckyball traps water, a new way to detect even the vaguest sniff off the explosive TNT, a clearer understanding of antibiotic resistance in tuberculosis and, finally, nanoscopic […]

Spectral lines

My latest tranche of science stories for the spectroscopyNOW portal went live today: covering MRI, memory and silent stroke, delocalized silicon, restaurant effluent, close packing organic electronics, cleaning CARS, and Titanic weather. Four news stories with a spectroscopic bent, one with brain scans in mind and the sixth having X-ray vision…