Daily Archives: October 31, 2016

Carbon isotopes – the chemist’s tool to trace marijuana cultivation environment

The lawful usage of marijuana is a complex legal minefield and point of conflict between states and the federal government. With the US Drug Enforcement Administration recently reaffirming marijuana as a Schedule I Drug, the cultivation, possession,

Von Willebrand factor – the blood vessel plumber

Inconspicuous in its inactive state, a protein called “von Willebrand factor” (VWF) evolves to a real lifesaver in case of an injury. Blood clotting is responsible for stopping a wound from bleeding, but how does this work?

Bacterial infection can be diagnosed and the severity evaluated using WBC count and left shift

In the event of bacterial infection, large numbers of neutrophils migrate from the blood to the infected site in order to destroy the invading microorganism and thus protect the host. The neutrophils removed from the peripheral blood

Combined technology for ready-to-cook meat safety and shelf-life extension

Meat is a highly perishable product. At its production chain, the physicochemical and microbiological quality of meat can be deteriorated because of the physiological status of the animal at slaughter, the spread of contamination during slaughter and