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Jun 26, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Five Things You Didn’t Know about The Lab Reagent You Use Most

Find out just how important water purity is for conducting successful research, and what to watch for when selecting water for different applications.

INFOGRAPHIC: Five Things You Didn’t Know about The Lab Reagent You Use Most

  • Using water of the right quality and purity is essential to conducting successful research, especially given the sensitivity of today’s analytical technology. To be sure of detecting true analytes (rather than background contamination), you simply can’t afford to compromise on water quality. This also extends to a wide range of laboratory methods, as impurities can affect enzymatic reactions, such as those routinely used as part of molecular biology applications.

    To help make sure that you know everything you need to know about your most important reagent, the people at ELGA LabWater pulled together the key facts and stats into the infographic above. 



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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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