A recent article in Analytical Chemistry, found here, describes the use of liquid extraction surface analysis mass spectrometry (LESA-MS), to study drug distribution in tissue. While this method is effective at exploring surface distribution, frozen aliquotting enables the precise capture of larger-depth frozen tissue aliquots from specific tissue sections, enabling detailed drug distribution and excretion studies. To learn more about frozen aliquotting, visit http://www.cryoxtract.com/applications/bioanalysis
There is a strong belief among scientists that understanding microbial communities will lead to advances in environmental protection and human health. In recent articles published in Science and Nature and summarized by The New York Times here, researchers called for government support of a national microbiome initiative to study microbial communities. Such an initiative could lead to better understanding of the role of the microbiome in disease progression and prevention, as well as offer further opportunities to investigate the potential of microbiome manipulations such as fecal transplantations.