How Pollution Affects Our Food Crops

How Pollution Affects Our Food Crops

I recently blogged about how wildfire smoke contaminants can be absorbed by wine grapes.  What about environmental pollutants in our air, water and soil?  Can they also get into the food crops that we eat?  What can be done about it?  Researchers are using Agilent...
A Key to Disease Research: Post-Translational Modifications

A Key to Disease Research: Post-Translational Modifications

Scientists who study diseases are increasingly looking at post-translational modifications in proteins. What are these?  Let’s take a step back and define some terms. Proteins are large biomolecules made from chains of amino acids.  Proteins perform a variety of...
Could Gene Editing Help Eradicate Malaria?

Could Gene Editing Help Eradicate Malaria?

Malaria is one of the world’s deadliest diseases, accounting for more than 440,000 deaths a year.  Humans contract it from the bite of a mosquito infected with a parasite. Now, scientists are experimenting with a new approach to eradicate the disease using a...
Agilent in Genomics

Agilent in Genomics

We are entering an exciting era in the advancement of human health. New technologies and a greater understanding of disease are driving a revolution in precision medicine. Physicians are able to identify and treat maladies earlier, more effectively and at a lower...
The Buzz Around Fake Honey

The Buzz Around Fake Honey

Honey has been a part of our diet for the past 8,000 years.  Pure honey is nutritious and good for your health.  Unfortunately, the honey you purchase may not be so pure. Australia is currently dealing with a scandal of fake honey.  Authorities discovered that some...
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