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New ‘Critically Sensitive’ Technology Providing Potential for Broad Range of Scientific Discovery

Jan. 7, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University researchers are investigating the benefits of using a new analytical platform in the emerging field of metabolomics.

Experts say the platform has the potential to open doors for new discoveries in disease prevention and treatment as well as a wide range of innovative scientific projects involving foods, plants, animals and humans.

“Metabolomics involves analytical techniques to monitor all organic compounds, particularly metabolites, present in a cell—plant, animal or human,” said Steven Schwartz, professor of food science and technology in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and member of the molecular carcinogenesis and chemoprevention research program at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James).

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