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Could a Dose of Sunshine Make You Smarter?
Ruth Williams | May 17, 2018
Moderate ultraviolet light exposure boosts the brainpower of mice thanks to increased production of the neurotransmitter glutamate.
Researchers Develop Potential Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
Catherine Offord | Feb 2, 2018
The test uses levels of plasma amyloid-β to estimate the buildup of protein plaques in the brain.
Mapping Brain Proteins
Devika G. Bansal | Feb 1, 2018
Researchers are using souped-up mass spectrometry to localize proteins within brain cells.
2017 Top 10 Innovations
Staff | Dec 1, 2017
From single-cell analysis to whole-genome sequencing, this year's best new products shine on many levels.
Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 15, 2017
Out of 25,000 features originally detected by metabolic profiling of
, fewer than 1,000 represent unique metabolites, a study finds.
Quantitating Glycans for Biomarker Discovery
Amanda Keener | Aug 27, 2017
Techniques for comparing the relative abundances of glycans and glycoproteins in clinical samples
Top 10 Innovations 2016
Staff | Dec 1, 2016
This year’s list of winners celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology.
Mass Spec Analysis of Protein Interactions
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2016
Using the technique to study how RNA, DNA, lipids, and small molecules interact with proteins
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2015
A nanoscopic needle and a mass spectrometer reveal the contents of individual cells.
Cracking the Complex
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Nov 1, 2015
Using mass spec to study protein-protein interactions