Advancing Metabolomics Using High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry

“Metabolomics is the study of small molecules within a biological system. Its popularity has soared in the past decade thanks to its potential to provide information on the overall physiological state of an organism. Metabolomics techniques would not be possible without high-sensitivity, high-resolution techniques such as mass spectrometry. High-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) provides the highest…

Assessing human health from a single drop of blood

Protein levels from vials of whole blood are generally clinically determined using single-protein immunoassays. However, according to research by Geyer et al., a single drop of blood and a mass spectrometer may be all that’s needed to assess human health and disease. Read my review on Geyer et al.’s paper over at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Accelerating Science Blog….