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Science Highlights

These Science Highlights are products from data users who used openly-accessible MagLab data in their own individual scientific discoveries.

Improved mass resolution and signal-to-noise ratio in mass absorption mode mass spectra leads to more assigned chemical formulas within a complex fluid sample.   Reprinted from citation given below. © American Chemical Society.

May 15, 2024

Combining new data with an existing MagLab dataset, researchers characterized the millions of unique chemicals found in our waterways, including both …

Overview of the accessibility needs for scientific research in a large-scale user facility like the MagLab.

September 11, 2023

A specialized cybersecurity approach was developed to meet the needs of a user research facility.

A variety of factors such as sex, strain, anesthesia, magnetic field strength, and breathing rate can affect the results of an fMRI scan. Image reprinted from original citation

June 14, 2023

Datasets of rat brain imaging can be difficult to compare due to the different conditions used to collect them. The Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imagin…

The NMR experiments revealed that formation of the liquid and hydrogel states of FUS is controlled by phosphorylation and stabilized by hydrogen bonding among a core region of 57 amino acids.

June 17, 2022

Evolutionary biologists reused FAIR data generated at the MagLab's NMR facility to model an RNA-binding protein in mammals dating back 160 million yea…

Novel unique molecular forms of proteins - aka proteoforms - were discovered in cancer cells when researchers reanalyzed data from the ICR facility's 21T FT-ICR instrument (right) with new software (left; figure adapted from Wenrong Chen and Xiaowen Liu. Proteoform Identification by Combining RNA-Seq and Top-Down Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Proteome Research, 2021, vol. 20, pp. 261-269)

June 10, 2021

Reuse of the MagLab's Ion Cyclotron Resonance facility data improved understanding of protein fragmentation and aided the design and release of new al…