Scientists Created The First Molecular Map Of Tissue

Scientists Created The First Molecular Map Of Tissue
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Researchers from the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (National MagLab), are creating pictures that paint thousands of molecules. Using new technology, the research team gathered further information about the human tissue.

The new thing is the breadth and depth of the information received with the 21-tesla ion cyclotron resonance (ICR) mass spectrometer. Tesla measures the magnetic and field strength, but it is also used in hospitals for the MRI scan.

If you were to try to explain to someone what your body is made of, you might say two arms, two legs, feet and hands, a head, and a torso. Or, you might go to the other extreme and say that you are made up of billions of cells. Both answers would be correct. However, there is a more specific way to describe what makes up a body. Identification of genes is usually the first step in understanding a genome of a species mapping of the gene is often the first step of identification of the gene. Gene mapping is typically the starting point of many relevant studies.

Scientists Created The First Molecular Map Of Tissue

The process of identifying a genetic element that is responsible for a disease is also referred to as “mapping.” If the locus in which the search is performed is already considerably constrained, the search is called the fine mapping of a gene. This information is derived from the investigation of disease manifestations in large family’s population-based genetic association studies.

Don Smith (chemist at National MagLab) said: “I like to think of this as the most information per pixel how much chemical information we can get from each pixel in a given amount of time. We are observing new molecules that have never been observed, never been mass resolved in tissue before.”

Smith also said that this could be a powerful tool (21-T) for health research, and it can be used to examine the molecular makeup of complex proteins. They tried e little bit of everything In their experiments.


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