Ellie Gadd

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Name: Ellie Gadd
Date registered: 01/05/2014

Latest posts

  1. Isotope ratio analysis: setting the standards — 12/10/2015
  2. Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis: the end of the guessing game? — 11/09/2015
  3. Nanotechnology: The big challenge behind the characterisation of the small — 06/07/2015
  4. Anti-microbial resistance: the importance of measurement accuracy — 28/05/2015
  5. Pasta adulteration: shining a light on new testing methods — 20/05/2015

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Oct 12

Isotope ratio analysis: setting the standards

LGC has produced the world’s first reference material certified for carbon isotope ratios traceable to the SI (International System of Units). But why is this important? Food authenticity and forensics Stable isotope ratio analysis can be used to determine food authenticity, for identifying counterfeit drugs and for forensic drug analysis. The analysis provides an isotopic …

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Sep 11

Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis: the end of the guessing game?

September marks World Alzheimer’s Month – a global campaign to raise awareness and challenge stigma surrounding the disease. The campaign, ‘Remember Me’, is encouraging people all around the world to learn to spot the signs of dementia, but also not to forget about loved ones who are living with the disease, or those who may …

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Jul 06

Nanotechnology: The big challenge behind the characterisation of the small

Nanotechnologies are everywhere, from the medicines we take to the food we eat and the sporting equipment we use, but what do we really know about the potential effects when they come into contact with complex matrices and how do we ensure that nanoproducts are safe? The global market for nanomaterials is estimated by the …

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May 28

Anti-microbial resistance: the importance of measurement accuracy

Imagine a world in which your morning shave or an afternoon pottering in the garden poses a major risk to your life. Or the medical breakthroughs that have led to organ transplantation and cancer treatment are no longer viable and no treatment exists. This could be a reality if the “ticking time bomb” of anti-microbial …

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May 20

Pasta adulteration: shining a light on new testing methods

Today is World Metrology Day (WMD), a day of celebrations to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. This year, WMD celebrates the central role of light to life and the role that metrology plays in enabling the application and advancement of light-based technologies. In this blog, we look at …

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May 11

Hot off the press: Catalyst newsletter is out now

Have you ever wondered about the causes of water pollution or how we can find a solution to drug resistant diseases? To learn about these and other measurement issues, download the latest issue of Catalyst, a newsletter which brings you highlights of LGC’S activities as a designated National Measurement Institute (NMI) under the UK National …

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Apr 15

Environmental testing: Getting the measure of success

Pollution is a global issue, with interconnected environmental and health consequences. Outdoor air pollution at current levels in the UK makes a significant contribution to mortality. It has a greater burden, in terms of estimated total population survival time, than the mortality impacts of environmental tobacco smoke or road traffic accidents[i]. Water polluted with heavy …

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Mar 04

Peanut allergen quantification: a tough nut to crack

The prevalence of peanut allergy has nearly doubled in Europe over the past two decades and it now affects around 500,000 people in the UK. Peanut allergy is the most common cause of fatal food allergy reaction. It occurs when the immune system mistakenly identifies peanut proteins as something harmful. The fear of accidental exposure …

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Feb 04

Cancer research is #NotBeyondUs

This World Cancer Day (4 February 2015) we share how our scientists are taking part in the fight against cancer, searching for solutions for better treatment and diagnosis. The campaign for World Cancer Day 2015 takes a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist, and that they are …

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Jan 20

Is mercury making us as mad as a hatter?

“Have I gone mad?” The Hatter asks Alice. “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret, all the best people are.” replies Alice. Published in 1865, the enchanting story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland features weird and wonderful characters in a world that becomes ‘curiouser and curiouser’. The Hatter is an …

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